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Hans Christian Andersen
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (/ˈhɑːnz ˈkrɪstʃən ˈændərsən/ ; Danish: ( listen ), often referred to in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
as H. C. ANDERSEN, (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues , novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales . Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish , express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, of which no less than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well
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Thora Hallager
THORA HALLAGER (1821–1884) was one of Denmark's earliest female photographers. She appears to have been familiar with daguerrotyping before she went on a study trip to Paris in 1855, apparently to learn about the latest American developments in the process. She probably practiced as a photographer in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
from about 1850 before opening her own studio in 1857. Hallager was Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
's landlady in Lille Kongensgade, Copenhagen, from 1866 to 1869 and in Nyhavn
Nyhavn
from 1871 to 1873. Andersen wrote to her frequently during his travels from 1867 to 1873, explaining for the most part where he had been and when he expected to return but on one occasion (letter of 21 June 1869) he tells her how pleased he was with a photograph she had taken of him, informing her it had also been appreciated by all those who had seen it
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Odense
ODENSE (Danish pronunciation: ( listen )) is the third-largest city in Denmark
Denmark
. It has a population of 175,245 as of January 2016, and is the main city of the island of Funen
Funen
. By road, Odense
Odense
is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Svendborg , 144 kilometres (89 mi) to the south of Aarhus and 167 kilometres (104 mi) to the southwest of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
. The city is the seat of Odense Municipality and was the seat of Odense County until 1970, and Funen
Funen
County from 1970 until 1 January 2007, when Funen
Funen
County became part of the Region of Southern Denmark
Denmark
. Odense
Odense
has close associations with Hans Christian Andersen who is remembered above all for his fairy tales
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Funen
FUNEN (Danish : Fyn, pronounced ), with an area of 3,099.7 square kilometres (1,196.8 sq mi), is the third-largest island of Denmark
Denmark
, after Zealand
Zealand
and Vendsyssel-Thy . It is the 165th -largest island in the world. It is in the central part of the country and has a population of 466,284 (2013). The main city is Odense
Odense
which is connected to the sea by a seldom-used canal . The city's shipyard, Odense
Odense
Steel Shipyard , has been relocated outside Odense
Odense
proper. Funen
Funen
belongs administratively to the Region of Southern Denmark
Denmark
. From 1970 to 2006 the island formed the biggest part of Funen County , which also included the islands of Langeland , Ærø
Ærø
, Tåsinge , and a number of smaller islands
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Kingdom Of Denmark
DENMARK (/ˈdɛnmɑːrk/ (_ listen ); Danish : Danmark_ ( listen )), officially the KINGDOM OF DENMARK, is a Nordic country and a sovereign state . The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden
Sweden
and south of Norway
Norway
, and bordered to the south by Germany
Germany
. With a total area of 42,924 square kilometres (16,573 sq mi) the European territory of Denmark
Denmark
consists of a peninsula, Jutland , and an archipelago of 443 named islands , with the largest being Zealand
Zealand
, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island . The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The country has a population of around 5.75 million (as of 2017 )
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Østerbro
ØSTERBRO is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, Denmark . It is located just north of the city centre , outside the old city gate Østerport which, after it was moved around 1700, used to be located close to present-day Østerport Station
Østerport Station
. From the beginning, Østerbro
Østerbro
has been a wealthy district, and it remains one of the most affluent areas in Copenhagen. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Landmarks * 3 In culture * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links GEOGRAPHY Østerbro
Østerbro
has an area of 11.84 km² and a population of 68,769. It is bordered by Nørrebro
Nørrebro
to the west, Hellerup to the north and Øresund
Øresund
to the east
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Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN (Danish : _København_ (_ listen ); Latin : Hafnia_) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark . The city has a population of 763,908 (as of December 2016 ), of whom 601,448 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen . The larger urban area has a population of 1,280,371 (as of 1 January 2016 ), while the Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand ; another small portion of the city is located on Amager , and is separated from Malmö , Sweden, by the strait of Øresund . The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road
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Assistens Cemetery (Copenhagen)
ASSISTENS CEMETERY (Danish : Assistens Kirkegård) in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
, Denmark
Denmark
, is the burial site of a large number of Danish notables as well as an important greenspace in the Nørrebro district. Inaugurated in 1760, it was originally a burial site for the poor laid out to relieve the crowded graveyards inside the walled city, but during the Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century it became fashionable and many leading figures of the epoch, such as Hans Christian Andersen , Søren Kierkegaard , Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
, and Christen Købke are all buried here. Late in the 19th century, as Assistens Cemetery had itself become crowded, a number of new cemeteries were established around Copenhagen, including Vestre Cemetery , but up through the 20th century it has continued to attract notables
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Danish Golden Age
The DANISH GOLDEN AGE (Danish : Den danske guldalder) covers a period of exceptional creative production in Denmark
Denmark
, especially during the first half of the 19th century. Although Copenhagen had suffered from fires, bombardment and national bankruptcy, the arts took on a new period of creativity catalysed by Romanticism from Germany . The period is probably most commonly associated with the Golden Age of Danish Painting from 1800 to around 1850 which encompasses the work of Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
and his students, including Wilhelm Bendz , Christen Købke , Martinus Rørbye , Constantin Hansen
Constantin Hansen
and Wilhelm Marstrand
Wilhelm Marstrand
, as well as the sculpture of Bertel Thorvaldsen
Bertel Thorvaldsen
. It also saw the development of Danish architecture in the Neoclassical style
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Children's Literature
CHILDREN\'S LITERATURE or JUVENILE LITERATURE includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's literature
Children's literature
can be traced to stories and songs, part of a wider oral tradition , that adults shared with children before publishing existed. The development of early children's literature, before printing was invented, is difficult to trace. Even after printing became widespread, many classic "children's" tales were originally created for adults and later adapted for a younger audience. Since the 15th century, a large quantity of literature, often with a moral or religious message, has been aimed specifically at children
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Travel Literature
The genre of TRAVEL LITERATURE encompasses outdoor literature , guide books , nature writing , and travel memoirs . One early travel memoirist in Western literature was Pausanias , a Greek geographer of the 2nd century AD. In the early modern period , James Boswell 's _Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides_ (1786) helped shape travel memoir as a genre
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The Little Mermaid
"THE LITTLE MERMAID" (Danish : Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media, including musical theatre and an animated film . CONTENTS * 1 Summary * 2 Publication * 3 Debate over ending * 4 Adaptations * 5 The Little Mermaid
Mermaid
statue * 6 References * 7 External links SUMMARYThe Little Mermaid
Mermaid
dwells in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father (the sea king or Mer-King), her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart
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The Ugly Duckling
"THE UGLY DUCKLING" (Danish : Den grimme ælling) is a literary fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
(1805–1875). The story tells of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a beautiful swan , the most beautiful bird of all. The story is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation for the better. “The Ugly Duckling” was first published 11 November 1843, with three other tales by Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark
to great critical acclaim. The tale has been adapted to various media including opera, musical, and animated film. The tale is completely Andersen's invention and owes no debt to fairy tales or folklore
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The Emperor's New Clothes
"THE EMPEROR\'S NEW CLOTHES" (Danish : Kejserens nye Klæder) is a short tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
, about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that they do not see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as "unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent". Finally, a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!" The tale has been translated into over 100 languages. "The Emperor’s New Clothes" was first published with "The Little Mermaid " in Copenhagen , by C. A. Reitzel, on 7 April 1837, as the third and final installment of Andersen's Fairy Tales Told for Children
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Scandinavia
SCANDINAVIA /ˌskændɪˈneɪviə/ is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethnocultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages . In English usage, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
sometimes refers to the area known as the Scandinavian Peninsula . The term Scandinavia
Scandinavia
always includes the three kingdoms of Denmark
Denmark
, Norway
Norway
, and Sweden
Sweden
. The remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard
Svalbard
and Jan Mayen are usually not seen as a part of Scandinavia, nor is Greenland , an overseas territory of Denmark
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