Hans Christian Andersen (Odense, 2 de abril de 1805 – Copenhague, 4 de agosto de 1875) fue un escritor y poeta danés, famoso por sus cuentos para niños, entre ellos El patito feo, La sirenita y La reina de las nieves. Estas tres obras de Andersen han sido adaptadas a la gran pantalla por Disney.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1805-04-02
- Falleció: 1875-08-05
- Lugar de nacimiento: Odense, Denmark
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Hans Christian 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