Grimm Brothers - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 3 pages of information about Grimm Brothers.
This section contains 605 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Grimm Brothers Encyclopedia Article

GRIMM BROTHERS. Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm (1785–1863) and his brother Wilhelm Karl (1786–1859) were born in Hanau, Germany, where their father was town clerk and later Amtmann (local administrator). Their happy childhood ended with his death in 1796; thereafter they had a constant struggle against poverty, with several younger children to support. The brothers worked in close harmony all their lives, and their researches into early Germanic language, literature, antiquities, and religion formed the basis for future studies in these fields.

At the university in Marburg the brothers became interested in medieval literature. The family moved to Kassel, and Jakob worked as a clerk in the War Office and later as secretary to the legation in the war against Napoleon. Finally both brothers were employed in the library of the elector of Hanover. From about 1806 they were collecting popular tales and encouraging their friends to do so, believing that...

(read more)

This section contains 605 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Grimm Brothers Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Macmillan
Grimm Brothers from Macmillan. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook