Hans Christian Andersen
- Gender: Male
- Birthday: 1805-04-02
- Day of Death: 1875-08-04 ( 70 years old )
- Place of Birth: Odense, Funen, Kingdom of Denmark–Norway [now Denmark]
- Also Known As: H. C. Andersen / Hans-Christian Andersen / Hans Christian Anderson / Hans Andersen / Ханс Кристиан Андерсен / Ганс Кристиан Андерсен / Х. К. Андерсен / H. Ch. Andersen / H. Ch. Anderssen / H.C. Andersen
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Hans Christian Andersen (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.
Andersen’s fairy tales, of which no fewer than 3381 works 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.
His most famous fairy tales include “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Nightingale”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “The Little Match Girl”, and “Thumbelina”.
His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films.