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04/08/1875 Author Hans Christian Andersen dies

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Soon afterward, he started to show signs of liver cancer. He died in 1875, in a house called Rolighed, near Copenhagen, the home of his close friends.


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