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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Andersen, Hans Christian
A world-famous story-teller of Danish birth, son of a poor shoemaker, born at Odense; was some time before he made his mark, was honoured at length by the esteem and friendship of the royal family, and by a national festival on his seventieth birthday (1805-1875).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Andersen, Hans Christian'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/andersen-hans-christian.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.