From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:


Journey to Jutland and Funen

1830: Journey to Jutland and Funen

2 January

Publication of Digte (Poems), which includes the prose fairy-tale "Dødningen"(The Ghost). In a later and heavily revised version, this tale was titled "Reisekammeraten"(The Travelling Companion).

30 March

By order of the corps, he is nominated as non-commissioned officer in the King's Guards, after a vote amongst the fellow soldiers on 20th February.

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