Hans Christian Andersen

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Hans Christian Andersen ’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Hans Christian Andersen

Place Of Birth

Odense, Denmark


70 years old (died on August 03, 1875)

Birth Date

April 01, 1805

Star Sign


Hans Christian Andersen Facts

Child Star?




Net Worth

$20 million


Hans, Anne



Chinese Year

Year of the Ox

About Hans Christian Andersen 

Hans Christian Andersen's work is often referred to in western culture.

Hans Christian Andersen's family consisted of three people. He grew up with his stepsister, Karen.

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author born in Funen's Odense in Denmark-Norway. The writer is now popular for his literary fairy tales. Hans Christian Andersen also wrote poems, novels, travelogues, and plays. His fairy tales were translated into over 125 languages, consisting of nine volumes with 156 stories. They have become a part of the collective consciousness in western culture. They were also adapted into animated films. Some well-known Andersen's fairy tales are 'Thumbelina,' 'The Ugly Duckling,' 'The Little Mermaid,' and 'The Nightingale.' He was never married. Keep reading to know more about his net worth, family life, birthday, career, interests, educational background, and awards.

Hans Christian Andersen's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Hans Christian Andersen's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Hans Christian Andersen was $20 million at the time of his death. He gained this net worth through publishing his fairy tales, poems, travelogues, and novels.

How much did Hans Christian Andersen earn per year?

The annual amount of income earned by Hans Christian Andersen is not known. His primary source of earnings was through writing fairy tales and novels.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Hans Christian Andersen?

Hans Christian Andersen was 6ft (185 cm) in height.

How old was Hans Christian Andersen?

Hans Christian Andersen was 70 years old when he died in Copenhagen's Osterbro in Denmark on August 4, 1875.

Childhood And Education

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805, with blue eyes and brown hair under the zodiac sign of Aries. His birthday was on April 2.

Hans Christian Andersen had a stepsister called Karen. Anne Marie Andersdatter was his mother, and Hans was his father. His father had attended elementary school and introduced Hans Christian Andersen to literature by reading stories to him. His mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter was a washerwoman. After Hans Christian Andersen's father died in 1918, he had to work as an apprentice to a weaver to support himself and went to a local school for poor kids. Hans Christian Andersen tried his hand at singing and acting. He later attended Slageise's Grammar School.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Hans Christian Andersen dating?

Hans Christian Andersen did not get married throughout his life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Hans Christian Andersen wrote 'The Ghost At Palnatoke's Grave,' his first short story, which was published in 1822. He went on to publish one book every year.

'The Journey On Foot From Holmen's Canal To The East Point Of Amager' short story of 1829 brought considerable fame to Hans. Hans Christian Andersen started writing fairy tales and travelogues instead of poetry in 1835. These included classics like 'The Tinder Box,' 'The Princess And The Pea,' and 'Thumbelina.' 'The Improvisatore' was his first novel about his travel to Italy, published in 1835. 1836 was a successful year for Hans Christian Andersen, as he produced writings in every category. The success of the four translated fairy tales in 1845 encouraged him to write more. These tales were then published in two volumes. 'What Old Johanne Told' was Andersen's last story, published in 1872. Hans Christian Andersen wrote 25 travelogues, 1024 poems, 51 plays, six novels, and 212 fairy tales between 1822 and 1874.

Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author, is best known for his fairy tales like 'Little Mermaid' and 'Thumbelina,' which are often referred to in western culture.

What awards did Hans Christian Andersen win?

Two awards have been named after Hans Christian Andersen: the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Awards. 'The Emperor's New Clothes' fable by Anderson was inducted as the Best Classic Fiction into the Prometheus Hall Of Fame.

Other Interesting Hans Christian Andersen Facts And Trivia

  • 'The Tallow Candle' was an early fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, which was discovered in 2012.
  • 'The Little Mermaid' was one of the animated films adapted from Hans' work. It has also been adapted into movies, series, ballets, plays, and operas.
  • Hans Christian Andersen wrote the first version of 'Cinderella' with Charles Perrault titled 'The Little Glass Slipper.'
  • Nine of 156 fairy tales of Andersen have been combined into Fairy Tales told for children, First Collection.

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