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Hans Christian Andersen

Also Known As: "H. C. Andersen"
Birthplace: Odense, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
Death: Died in Copenhagen, København, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Place of Burial: Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen Hovedstaden, Denmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Andersen and Anne Marie Andersdatter
Half brother of Karen Marie Andersen

Managed by: David Widerberg Howden
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About Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen, 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, called eventyr in Danish or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, 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. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", and many more.

His stories have inspired ballets, both animated and live-action films, and plays.

Om Hans Christian Andersen (Dansk)

Over H.C. Andersens nærmeste slægt meddeles efter det oplyste følgende oversigt:

Søren Jensen Postrider i Assens Død 2. august 1754 Gift med Karen Nielsdatter. Død 12. januar 1768

↓ Karen (eller Cathrine) Sørensdatter Født omtr. 1708. Død 1. april 1799 Gift med Nommen Nommesen Stadstambour i Odense Født omtr. 1707. Død 6. febr. 1787 ↓ Anne Cathrine Nommensdatter Født 1. dec. 1745. Død 29. aug. 1822 Gift 19.dec. 1781 med Anders Hansen. Død 5. febr. 1827 ↓ Hans Andersen, friskomager i Odense Født 14. dec. 1782. Død 26. april 1816 Gift 2. febr. 1805 med Anne Marie Andersdatter. Død 7. okt. 1833 ( hun gift 8. juli 1818 med Niels Jørgensen Gundersen, døbt 31. marts 1787. Død 4. juni 1822 ) ↓ Hans Christian Andersen Født 2. april 1805 Død 4. August 1875.

Note generelt: Ovenstående er uddrag af en omskrivning "Om Hans Christian Andersens Slægt" Af Gustav Ludvig Wad. Odense Hempelske Boghandels Forlag Fyens Stiftsbogtrykkeri (Dreyer) 1905. Oversigt over hele indholdet: http://www.visithcandersen.dk/slaegt-13.htm

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Hans Christian Andersen's Timeline

April 2, 1805
Odense, Odense, Syddanmark, Denmark
August 4, 1875
Age 70
Copenhagen, København, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen Hovedstaden, Denmark