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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 Biography - ThoughtCo

    Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer, known for his fairy tales, as well as other works. Birth and Education Hans Christian Andersen was born in the slums of Odense.

  10. 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. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories — called eventyr, or "fairy-tales" — express themes that ...

  11. Hans Christian Andersen - Students | Britannica Kids ...

    Here, in a one-room house, on April 2, 1805, Hans Christian Andersen was born. During the early years of his childhood his grandmother told him old Danish folk tales and legends, and he acted out plays in a homemade puppet theater. When Hans Christian was 11, his father died. The boy was left virtually alone because his mother and grandmother ...