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Brothers Grimm


The family

Jacob (* 1785) and Wilhelm (* 1786) were the oldest sons of Dorothea Grimm, neé Zimmer, and Philipp Wilhelm Grimm a Hanau jurist and later the Steinauer district magistrate.

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Biographical milestones

The lifetime of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is characterised by many stages; for a large portion of the path, the brothers are very closely associated, intermittently also with sister Lotte and "painter brother" Ludwig Emil.

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Works and Impact

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have attained world fame due to their collections of "Children's and Household Tales". However their sphere of activity extended far beyond securing fairytale treasures.

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