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Hans Christian Andersen

Author Hans Christian Andersen

Profession: Author

Nationality:
Denmark
Danish

Why Famous: Best known for his fairy tales writing "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."

Born: April 2, 1805
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 4, 1875 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

Events in the Life of Hans Christian Andersen

  • 1835-05-08 1st installment of Hans Christian Andersen "Fairy Tales" published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark

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