Hans Christian Andersen

Died aged 70

Hans Christian Andersen (/ˈændərsən/ AN-dər-sən, Danish: [ˈhænˀs ˈkʰʁestjæn ˈɑnɐsn̩]; 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his literary fairy tales. Andersen's fairy tales, consisting of 156 stories across nine volumes and 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. His most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Red Shoes", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Little Match Girl", and "Thumbelina". His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

In questa casa visse negli anni 1833-1834 lo scrittore danese Hans Christian Andersen il soggiorno romano gli ispiró il romanzo "L'improvvisatore". SPQR MCMLXXIII

English translation: The Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in this house from 1833-1834. His stay in Rome inspired him to write his novel 'The Improviser'. SPQR MCMLXXIII

, Rome, Italy where they stayed (1833-1834)

"En ninguna parte de España me sentí tan feliz y tan en casa como en Málaga. Las costumbres de sus gentes, su temperamento, el ancho mar, todo ello tan necesario y rico para mí, lo encontré allí. Y es más, encontré algo todavía más importante: gente amable y comprensiva". Hans Christian Andersen. Málaga, Octubre 1862. La Colonia Danesa a la Ciudad de Málaga - Octubre 1987.

English translation: “Nowhere in Spain did I feel so happy and so at home as in Malaga. The customs of its people, their temperament, the wide sea, all so necessary and rich for me, I found it there. What's more, I found something even more important: kind and understanding people.” Hans Christian Andersen. Malaga, October 1862. The Danish Colony to the City of Malaga - October 1987.

Alameda Principal, 8, Málaga, Spain where they stayed (1862)