Thursday, April 2, 2015

Historic Figure: Hans Christian Andersen - NY, NY and Copenhagen, DK

Hans Christian Andersen
New York, NY
Copenhagen, Denmark 

N 40° 46.460 W 073° 58.071
New York, NY: 
A statue of Hans Christian Andersen is located in Central Park in New York City.

N 55° 41.134 E 012° 34.893
Copenhagen, Denmark: 
A statue of Hans Christian Andersen at the Rosenborg Castle Gardens

N 55° 40.520 E 012° 34.145
Copenhagen, Denmark: 
A statue of Hans Christian Andersen at Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square)

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author of children's stories and a poet. He was born in Odense, Denmark on April 2, 1805. In his lifetime he achieved wide acclaim for his stories; the most famous of which are "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", and "The Ugly Duckling". His stories have been translated into more than 150 languages and have been the subjects of animated films( "The Ugly Duckling"), songs ("Thumbelina") and even a ballet "The Little Mermaid".

Some of his fairy tales include (from Wikipedia):

The Angel (1843)
The Bell
The Emperor's New Clothes (1837)
The Fir-Tree (1844)
The Galoshes of Fortune (1838)
The Happy Family
The Ice-Maiden (1863)
It's Quite True!
The Little Match Girl (1845)
The Little Mermaid (1837)
Little Tuck
The Nightingale (1843)
The Old House
The Princess and the Pea (1835)
The Red Shoes (1845)
Sandman (1841)
Several Things (1837)
The Shadow (1847)
The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep (1845)
The Snow Queen (1844)
The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1838)
The Story of a Mother (1847)
The Swineherd (1841)
Thumbelina (1835)
The Tinderbox (1835)
The Ugly Duckling (1843)
The Wild Swans (1838)

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