Hans Christian Andersen is as famous as the Brothers Grimm. Born in Denmark in 1805, he was a poet, author and playwrite. His fairytales are his most famous works and they include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling.
Like the Grimm brothers, few of his stories ended well. The Little Mermaid did not end up with the handsome prince, instead he married another and she threw herself into the sea in despair. Other stories like The Little Match Girl have an equally sad end.
He is revered in his home town and the statue above is dedicated to him. Hans Christian Andersen had a troubled love life and he passed away in 1875 from liver cancer. He will always be remembered for his fairy tales.
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