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Wilhelm Grimm

Author Wilhelm Grimm

Profession: Author


Biography: One of the Brothers Grimm, along with his older brother Jacob Grimm, authors of the famous collection "Grimm's Fairy Tales", first published in 1812 with 86 stories. By the seventh edition in 1857 211 stories were included. From the brothers' collecting of old folk tales has come the popularity of the such tales as "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "Rapunzel" and "Rumpelstiltskin".

Together with his brother Jacob, Wilhelm was the instigator of the mammoth "Deutsches W├Ârterbuch" the largest German dictionary ever complied. Begun in 1838, it was published in parts from 1852. Unfinished at their death it was finally completed by later scholars in 1961.

Born: February 24, 1786
Birthplace: Hanau, Hesse-Cassel, Holy Roman Empire
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 16, 1859 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Infection

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Married Life

  • 1825-05-15 Author and scholar Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

Historical Events

  • 1812-12-20 "Grimm's Fairy Tales" or "Children's and Household Tales" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm is first published
  • 1837-11-18 Letter by G├Âttingen Seven published protesting abolition of constitution of Kingdom of Hanover, by seven professors including Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • 1838-08-29 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm announce their intention to publish a German Dictionary, eventually completed in 1961, after 123 years
  • 1852-05-01 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm publish the first part of their German Dictionary (fully completed 1961)
  • 2010-11-14 Disney's 3-D computer-animated musical adventure film "Tangled" premieres at El Capitan Theatre, loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

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