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Grimm, Wilhelm

Born: 1786 AD
Died: 1859 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Authors, Philologist


1786 - Born on February 24th in Hanau, Germany. German folklorist, noted for "Grimm's Fairy Tales".

1806 - He began studying in Marburg.

1812 - Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm and Gorres published Children's and Household Tales, where Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Hansel and Gretel first appeared.

1814 - He was named Secretary at Kassel Library and later on he joint his brother at Gottingen Library.

1825 - Married to Henriette "Dortchen" Dorothea Wild on May 15th.

1837 - Because of a polemical pamphlet against the breach of constitution by the King of Hannover, Ernst August II, they, along with five other professors, lost their positions.

1841 - He became a member of the Science Faculty of Berlin.

1859 - Died on December 15th in Berlin at the age of 73.


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