Hans Christian Andersen

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Odense, Denmark
H.C. Andersen was born in 1805. His father (Hans Andersen) was a poor shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman. The family did not have a permanent address until 1807. The family lived for the first time together at Munkemøllestræde. The father worked as an independent shoemaker, with a workshop in the livingroom. In 1816 his father died of illness, and H.C. Andersen got a stepfather who was releated to his mother. In 1828, Andersen passed his examination at Copenhagen University and matriculated there. Read more...