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Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm is born to Philipp Wilhelm Grimm and Dorothea Grimm in Hanau, Germany.
Wilhelm Carl Grimm in born to Philipp Wilhelm Grimm and Dorothea Grimm in Hanau, Germany.
Wilhelm Grimm dies at age 73.
Jacob Grimm dies at the age of 78.
Philipp Wilhelm Grimm dies at age 44 with three of his nine children preceding him. Jacob, his oldest, is 11.
Dorothea Grimm dies at age 52. Jacob, with Wilhelm following soon after, takes a position as a librarian at Kassel to support his younger siblings.
The Grimm brothers publish volume one of Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children' and Household Tales -- commonly known as Grimms' Fairy Tales), a book containing 86 numbered folktales.
Volume two of Kinder- und Hausmärchen appears in print, adding 70 stories to the previous collection. There will be six additional editions added during the Grimms' lifetime. Its final version will contain 200 numbered stories plus 10 "Children's Legends." It will become the best known and most influential book ever created in the German language.
Jacob and Wilhelm, influenced by the folk poetry collection of Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, begin to collect folktales.
The Grimms publish two volumes of Deutsche Sagen, a collection totalling 585 German legends.
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