Wilhelm Grimm

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Wilhelm Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm
BornWilhelm Carl Grimm
(1786-02-24)24 February 1786
Hanau, Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel in the Holy Roman Empire
Died16 December 1859(1859-12-16) (aged 73)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia in the German Confederation
Alma materUniversity of Marburg

Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl;[a] 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author and anthropologist. He was the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the literary duo the Brothers Grimm.

From 1837 to 1841, the Grimm brothers joined five of their colleague professors at the University of Göttingen to form a group known as the Göttinger Sieben (The Göttingen Seven). They protested against Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover.

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  1. The Neue Deutsche Biographie records their names as "Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl"[1] and "Grimm, Wilhelm Carl".[2] The Deutsches Biographisches Archiv [de] records Wilhelm's name as "Grimm, Wilhelm Karl".[2] The Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie gives the names as "Grimm: Jacob (Ludwig Karl)" and "Grimm: Wilhelm (Karl)". The National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints also gives Wilhelm's name as "Grimm, Wilhelm Karl".[2]

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