1910s|Monarch – Christian IX
Prime minister – Tage Reedtz-Thott
25 January – Børsen, then as a four pages weekly newspaper, is published for the first time.
1 October – The newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad is published for the first time.
14 December – A treaty between Denmark and Portugal is signed, establishing diplomatic relations.
The first registered herd of Danish Landrace pigs is established.
6–15 April – Denmark wins 1 gold medal, two silver medals and three bronze medals at the 1896 Summer Olympics.
7 April – Viggo Jensen wins a gold medal in Men's two hand lift and a bronze medal in Men's one hand lift wrestling.
0 April – Holger Nielsen wins a bronze medal in Men's sabre fencing.
11 April Holger Nielsen wins a silver medal in Men's 30 metre free pistol and a bronze medal in Men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol.
12 April – Viggo Jensen wins a bronze medal in Men's 300 metre free rifle, three positions.
14–15 August – The 1896 ICA Track Cycling World Championships takes place in Copenahgen.
5 January – Eyvind Johan-Svendsen, stage and film actor (died 1946)
24 January – Johannes Theodor Suhr, Roman Catholic bishop (died 1997)
7 February – Christian Thomas, gymnast (died 1970)
4 March – Kai Holm, actor (died 1885)
8 April – Einar Juhl, film actor (died 1982)
11 June – Julius Bomholt, politician (died 1969)
12 August – Ejner Federspiel, actor (died 1981)
31 August – Henning Haslund-Christensen, travel writer and anthropologist (died 1948)
20 September – Fleming Lynge, screenwriter (died 1970)
30 October – Carl Erik Soya, author and dramatist (died 1983)
8 June – Johan Frederik Schlegel, lawyer and civil servant (born 1817)
19 August– Julius Lange, art historian (born 1838)
1896 in Denmark Wikipedia
Events from the year 1896 in Denmark.