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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.

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

    Best Known For: Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author best known for writing children's stories including 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling.' Industries Fiction and Poetry...

  5. 7 Surprising Facts About Hans Christian Andersen - Mental Floss

    Hans Christian Andersen is considered a “national treasure” in Denmark. The Danish government declared Andersen a “national treasure” when he was in his late sixties, around the same time that...

  6. 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. His father was a cobbler (shoemaker) and his mother worked as a washerwoman. His mother was also uneducated and superstitious.

  7. I’m Hans Christian Andersen ♫ Central Park Story-telling Index Translationum Introduction Below is the complete list of Andersen’s 168 tales, in the chronological order of their original publication. Title variations and Danish equivalents may be found in the cross reference .

  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.