Born:
April 2, 1805
Died:
August 4, 1875
Age:
70
Signature:
Hans Christian Andersen signature
Summary

Hans Christian Andersen (/ˈændərsən/; Danish: [hans kʁæsdjan ˈɑnɐsn̩] (listen); 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. 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 express themes that transcend age and nationality.

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