Andersen

biographical name
An·​der·​sen | \ ˈan-dər-sən How to pronounce Andersen (audio) \

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Hans Christian 1805–1875 Danish writer

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“Andersen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Andersen. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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