(2 April 1805 - 4 August 1875) was the best remembered Danish author for his fairy-tales which have been translated into more than 125 languages. Some of Andersen’s most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more.
His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, or "fairy-tales" in English, express themes that transcend age and nationality.
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale."
― H.C. Andersen