Wilhelm Grimm





Wilhelm Grimm

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born
in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel, Germany
February 24, 1786

died
December 16, 1859

gender
male

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About this author

Wilhelm Karl Grimm (24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.

He was born in Hanau, Germany and in 1803 he started studying law at the University of Marburg, one year after his brother Jacob started there.

In 1825 Wilhelm married Henriette Dorothea Wild, also known as Dortchen, at age 39. Together they had four childern: Jakob Grimm (3 April 1826–15 December 1826), Herman Friedrich Grimm (6 January 1828–16 June 1901), Rudolf Georg Grimm (31 march 1830–13 November 1889), and Auguste Luise Pauline Marie (21 August 1832–9 February 1919).

From 1837-1841, the Grimm Brothers joined five of their colleague professors at the University of Göttingen to form a group known as the Göttinger Sieben (The Gö...more


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