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Wilhelm Grimm, of Grimm's Fairytales, dies in Berlin

Wilhelm Grimm, detail
12/16/1859
Wilhelm Carl Grimm, the German writer and younger of the Brothers Grimm, died in Berlin aged seventy-three. The brothers had begun collecting and publishing German folk stories in 1812 ultimately telling 211 of their famous children's stories. Both Wilhelm and his brother Jacob went on to teach at the University of Gottingen but after their dismissal for political protest settled in Berlin. They also published an influential German dictionary and a collection of other German legends. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Donald R. Hettinga, The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy (New York: Clarion Books, 2001), 1-5.

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