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Jacob Grimm (1785 - 1863)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm’s law (linguistics), the co-author with his brother Wilhelm of the monumental Deutsches Wörterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie and, more popularly, as the elder of the Brothers Grimm and the editor of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.


Born: 4 January 1785 in Hanau

Died: 20 September 1863

Gender: Male

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