Hans Christian Andersen is a Danish author and poet, famous for his short stories and fairy tales.
In 1835, his first novel The Improvisor was published and became a real success. The same year, the first episodes of the immortal Fairy Tales were published. It should be noted, however, that these were not intended for young people, but later they were perceived as such. Andersen became famous throughout Europe, although he did not enjoy equal fame in his own country.
He is buried in Copenhagen in the Assistens Cemetery.