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(1805-1875) Danish writer of fairy tales. Well-known examples include ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, and ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. Their inventiveness, sensitivity, and strong sense of wonder have given these stories perennial and universal appeal; they have been translated into many languages. He also wrote adult novels and travel books.
Andersen was born the son of a shoemaker in Odense. His first children’s stories were published 1835. Some are based on folklore; others are original. His other works include the novel The Improvisatore 1845, romances, and an autobiography Mit Livs Eventyr 1855 (translated 1954 as The Tale of My Life).