Andersen's 200 years birthday - H.C. Andersen's birthday
father of the Ugly Duckling story died 200 years ago today.
Danish fairytale teller or storyteller Hans Christian Andersen,
or Hans Christian Anderson, or, as we say in Denmark H. C. Andersen
was born 200 years ago the 2. April 1805 in Odense, Denmark.
showed a great social engagement, based on his own very poor childhood,
and he wanted to be famous. In many ways he was a special character
with a great drive to overcome all his limitations heredited from
his origin and social cirdumstances.
managed to write a lot of now famous stories equally relevant for
children and adults. Most of them are touching and generate strong
emotional social feelings.
Christian Andersen is celebrated all over the World for his outstanding
contribution to storytelling, social realism and imagination.
2. April 2005
statue of the storyteller Hans Christian Andersen at the Townhall
Square of Copenhagen, Denmark (H.C. Andersen statuen på Rådhuspladsen,
København). You can use this picture for commercial purpose
by clicking on it and see the conditions.
Find more pictures
from Denmark at A-Z Fotos
more about Hans Christian Andersen at http://hca.gilead.org.il/www.html
- An annotated Andersen web-o-graphy