Hans Christian Andersen is a remarkable figure in the history of literature. Already as a child he was determined to become a poet. Fully confident of his own abilities he travelled around the world in an effort to conquer it. It did not take long time before the poet had gained fame in the entire Europe. Among his most famous fairytales you’ll find titles like; ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Princess and the Pea’, ‘The Little Match Girl’ and ‘The Nightingale’.
When he died in 1875 he was considered being one of his era’s greatest poets. Today he is still the writer whose writings have been translated into most languages.