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Andersen, Hans Christian(Encyclopedia)Andersen, Hans Christian, 1805–75, Danish poet, novelist, and writer of fairy tales. Born to an illiterate washerwoman and reared in poverty, he left Odense at 14 for Copenhagen, where he lived with...
Oersted, Hans Christian(Encyclopedia)Oersted or Ørsted, Hans Christian häns krs´tyän ör´st [key], 1777–1851, Danish physicist and chemist. He was professor at Copenhagen from 1806. His discovery (1819) that a magnetic need...
Branner, Hans Christian(Encyclopedia)Branner, Hans Christian, 1903–66, Danish writer. Branner's early novels, often concerned with the irrational fears of childhood, include The Child Playing on the Shore (1937). With The Riding Master...
Paludan-Müller, Frederik(Encyclopedia)Paludan-Müller, Frederik fr´rk pä´looän-mü´lr [key], 1809–76, Danish poet. In Denmark he is widely regarded as a peer of Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen. Among his ear...
Andersen, Benny(Encyclopedia)Andersen, Benny än´rsn, n´dr– [key], 1929–, Danish writer and musician. Andersen is a noted jazz artist, composer, and writer. He has written novels, children's books, and screenplays, ...
Odense(Encyclopedia)Odense ´ns [key], city (1992 pop. 140,886), capital of Fyn co., S central Denmark, a seaport linked by canal with the Odense Fjord (an arm of the Kattegat). Denmark's third largest city, it ...
Lindgren, Astrid(Encyclopedia)Lindgren, Astrid, 1907–2002, Swedish author of children's fiction, b. Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson. She worked as a secretary before turning to writing as a profession and later was a children's book...
Peck, Justin(Encyclopedia)Peck, Justin, 1987–, American ballet dancer and choreographer, b. Washington, D.C. He trained at New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet, where he was influenced by the choreography of Geor...
Fox, Paula(Encyclopedia)Fox, Paula, 1923–, American writer, b. New York City. Fox's six cooly acute novels reflect her own life, particularly her miserable childhood and its psychological aftermath. Poor George (1967), her...
Petit, Roland(Encyclopedia)Petit, Roland rläN´ pt´ [key], 1924–2011, French dancer and choreographer, b. Villemomble. Petit joined the Paris Opéra company at 15 and in 1948 founded Les Ballets de Paris de Roland Pet...
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