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Jacob Grimm

German philologist, jurist and mythologist

1785   -   1863

movement: Romanticism
country of citizenship: Germany, Prussia
educated at: University of Marburg
occupation: jurist, lexicographer, anthropologist, linguist, philologist, mythologist, librarian, translator, law librarian, children's writer, university teacher, literary scholar, legal historian, Secretary of Legation, poet lawyer, mythographer, writer, politician
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
position held: Member of the Frankfurt Parliament

Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm (4 January 1785 – 20 September 1863), also known as Ludwig Karl, was a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm's law (linguistics), the co-author of the monumental Deutsches Wörterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie, and the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales. He is the elder of the Brothers Grimm.
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Der Mond

literary work

author: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Deutsche Sagen

book by Jacob Grimm

author: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm


Kinder und Hausmärchen

book by Bros. Grimm, many versions, many translations

author: Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Grimms' Fairy Tales

collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers

author: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Brothers Grimm



author: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm



Sagen von Glocken ( 1808 )

author: Jacob Grimm

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