Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) One of Denmark's most famous authors, Anderson was self-educated, encouraged by his self-taught father, who died young. His stories are reborn with each generation. Remember The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid?
ISAK DINESEN (Karen von Blixen-Finecke, 1885-1962) Danish author, who wrote books in Danish, English, and French. Best known for "Out of Africa", her personal account of living in Kenya. The Nairobi suburb where her African coffee farm once stood is now named "Karen".
Selma Lagerlöf 1858-1940, Selma Lagerlöf, in full Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlöf (born Nov. 20, 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden—died March 16, 1940, Mårbacka), novelist who in 1909 became the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Mid 1840's This photograph is of the artistic half of that partnership, David Octavius Hill, a romantic landscape painter and secretary of the Royal Academy of Scotland, who “possessed a geniality, a ‘suavity of manner and absence of all affectation,’ that immediately set people at ease…”