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  2. Hans Christian Andersen - Wikipedia

    Hans Christian Andersen ( / ˈændərsən / AN-dər-sən, Danish: [ˈhænˀs ˈkʰʁestjæn ˈɑnɐsn̩] ( listen); 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.

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  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. Life and works of Hans Christian Andersen | Britannica

    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. In his many collections of tales, published 1835–72, he broke with literary tradition and employed the idioms and constructions of spoken language.

  6. 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...

  7. Hans Christian Andersen: 10 Key Fairy Tales | History Hit

    Prolific Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is one of the most beloved children’s writers to have ever lived. Known for his fantastical fairy tales that feature ducklings, mermaids, emperors and queens, his stories also commonly explore universal themes such as poverty, charity and inequality.

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