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Jakob Ludwig Grimm brothers

Grimm brothers, Jakob Ludwig (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Karl (1786–1859), German folklorists and philologists who compiled a collection of popular fairy tales. They began the project in 1812 and wrote the final volume of 210 stories in 1857. Some of the best-known tales are “Hansel and Gretel,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Jakob also wrote German Grammar (1819–37), and the brothers collaborated on the German Dictionary which began in 1854 and was completed by others in 1960.

See also: Grimm's fairy tales.

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