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  2. Hans Christian Andersen - Wikipedia

    Hans Christian Andersen (/ ˈ æ n d ər s ən / AN-dər-sən, Danish: [ˈhænˀs ˈkʰʁestjæn ˈɑnɐsn̩] ⓘ; 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues , novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his literary fairy tales .

  3. Hans Christian Andersen | Biography, Fairy Tales, & Books

    Hans Christian Andersen, (born April 2, 1805, Odense, near Copenhagen, Denmark—died August 4, 1875, Copenhagen), Danish master of the literary fairy tale whose stories achieved wide renown. He is also the author of plays, novels , poems , travel books, and several autobiographies.

  4. Hans Christian Andersen - Movie, Stories & Facts - Biography

    (1805-1875) Who Was Hans Christian Andersen? Hans Christian Andersen achieved worldwide fame for writing innovative and influential fairy tales. Many of his stories, including "The Ugly...

  5. 7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen

    Famed Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is recognized around the world for his beloved books, including The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Princess and the...

  6. Hans Christian Andersen - Short Stories and Classic Literature

    Died: August 4, 1875 Hans Christian Andersen, born in Denmark in 1805, practically invented the writing of eventyrs; the adventure fairy tale, or fantastic tale. Although he wrote a broad range of work, including plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, it was his fairy tales that became culturally iconic in the Western world.

  7. Life and works of Hans Christian Andersen | Britannica

    Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian Andersen , (born April 2, 1805, Odense, near Copenhagen, Den.—died Aug. 4, 1875, Copenhagen), Danish writer of fairy tales. Though reared in poverty, he received a university education.

  8. Hans Christian Andersen - Simple English Wikipedia, the free...

    Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish writer. Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark. His father was a shoemaker, and his mother washed clothes for customers. The family was poor. When Andersen was 11, his father died. At 14, Andersen left his mother and his home.

  9. Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H.C. Andersen) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales.

  10. Hans Christian Andersen - Students - Britannica Kids

    The famous writer Charles Dickens was also his friend, and Andersen paid him a long visit in England. Andersen died on August 4, 1875, in Copenhagen. (1805–75). A native of Denmark, Hans Christian Andersen is one of the immortals of world literature. The fairy tales he wrote are like no others written before or since.

  11. Hans Christian Andersen - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

    The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen are popular today, just as they were when first published in Denmark in the mid-1800s. His stories include such favorites as “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”. Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, in a Danish fishing village called Odense.