From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1833First Official Portrait of HCA
Louise Collin is engaged to W. Lind, who is a prosecutor in military or railway matters, (they are married in 1840). HCA is, at this time, suffering from a period of depression. On 16th February he writes to Henriette Wulff:
"There are pages in the diary of the heart which are so thoroughly stuck together that only Our Lord can open them up, and no matter how candid I otherwise may be, there are sorrows the cause of which I am not able to illuminate; it lies within a feeling buried inside me, which I can not name! I have been a child right until I was beyond youth. I have never really experienced youth! I feel a desperate need for this; a desire to free myself from whims and habits and to enjoy life as a sensible person. There is so much I wish to forget, in order to learn something of more worth, but the game of dice is drawn out at length"[the latter is a reference to the decision concerning the travel grant].
January - April: (presumably)
The painter Adam August Müller paints HCA. It is the first professional portrait of HCA.
4 March 1833
Publication of "Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände"(Morning Paper for the Cultured Estates) including a presentation of HCA by Chamisso, as well as 3 poems translated by Chamisso (" The Soldier " ("Der Soldat"), " Dream of Mother " ("Muttertraum") and " A Moment in March " ("Märtsveilchen"). Robert Schumann composes music to accompany these poems.) After his visit to Berlin, HCA had given Chamisso a copy of Phantasier og Skisser (Fantasies and Sketches).
Is allocated a travel grant, by royal order, from the fund ad usus publicos (600 rdl. pr. year for two years, also receives an added grant of 200 rdl. at a later date). HCA had written to Henriette Wulff the month before (16th) saying:
"I am convinced that unless I am torn away from my momentary surroundings, I will amount to nothing; I shall perish if I am to remain here!"
Release of The 16 Year-Old Queen. A Drama in Two Acts, translated from Bayard's "La reine de seize ans"(Dronningen paa 16 aar. Drama i to Acter, oversat efter Bayards "La reine de seize ans). Published as no. 47 in the Royal Theatre's repertoire, part 2.
First performance of Dronningen paa 16 Aar (The Sixteen Year-old Queen). The play is staged a total of 44 times during HCA's life.