Hans Christian Andersen  

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Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author best remembered for his fairy tales.

Andersen's fairy tales, consisting of 156 stories across nine volumes have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. His most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Red Shoes", "The Princess and the Pea," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Match Girl," and "Thumbelina."


Andersen's fairy tales include:

See also

  • Kjøbenhavnsposten, a Danish newspaper in which Andersen published one of his first poems
  • Pleated Christmas hearts, invented by Andersen
  • Vilhelm Pedersen, the first illustrator of Andersen's fairy tales
  • Collastoma anderseni sp. nov. (Rhabdocoela: Umagillidae: Collastominae), an endosymbiont from the intestine of the sipunculan Themiste lageniformis, for a species named after Andersen.

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