Wilhelm Grimm

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Birthday
24, 1786
Birthplace
Hanau, Germany
Death Date
Dec 16, 1859 (73)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1786
Birthplace
Hanau, Germany
Death Date
Dec 16, 1859 (73)

About

One half of The Brothers Grimm alongside his brother Jacob. The brothers are known for their beloved fairy tales such as Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel. Their best known publication is titled Kinder-und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales).

Before Fame

He was raised by his aunt after the death of his father. In 1803 he began law school at the University of Marburg.

Trivia

Many of the stories of The Brothers Grimm, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, were later adapted into animated films by the Walt Disney Company.

Family Life

He married Henriette Dorothea Wild in 1825, when he was nearly forty years old. The couple became parents to four children.

Associated With

He wrote the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, which was adapted into a film by Walt Disney.