Wilhelm Grimm


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

Died
December 16, 1859

Genre

Influences


Wilhelm Karl Grimm (1786 – 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 (1826-1826), Herman Friedrich Grimm (1828-1901), Rudolf Georg Grimm (1830-1889), and Auguste Luise Pauline Marie (1832-1919).

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 Göttingen Seven). They protested against Ernst August, King of Hanover, whom they accused of violating the
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