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Image of Leaping Pierrot, a papercut by Andersen
Leaping Pierrot, a papercut by Andersen
By kind permission of Odense City Museums, Denmark

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805 into poverty. Yet he died in 1875 a wealthy man, internationally famous.

You can read about Andersen's life and career, view a timeline, and see illustrations from his books as well as people and objects associated with him.

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