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Jakob Grimm
● Born: January 4, 1785
○ Hanau, Germany
● Died: September 20, 1863
○ Berlin, Germany
● German scholar and author
Jakob went to work as a royal librarian for Napoleon's brother. Later as a municipal author. In 1816 he joined his brother in a library in Kassel. Where Wilhelm has obtained a position as a secretary.

Wilhelm Grimm
● Born: February 24, 1786
○ Hanau, Germany
● Died: December 16, 1859
○ Berlin, Germany
● German scholar and author The brothers spent their formative years in the German town of Hanau. Their fathers death in 1796 caused great poverty for the family and affected the brothers for many years after. They both attended the University of Marburg where they developed a curiosity about German folklore, which grew into a lifelong dedication to collecting German folk tales. The rise of romanticism revived interest in folk tales. Which to the brothers presented a pure form of national literature and culture.
By 1830, the brothers had taken on work at the University of Göttingen, with Wilhelm becoming an assistant librarian. The two left the university in the mid­1830s—the result of being banished by the king of
Hanover after they protested changes he'd made to the region's constitution.
In 1840, the brothers decided to settle in Berlin, Germany, where they became members of the Royal
Academy of Science and lectured at university. They subsequently took on a massive project—a comprehensive dictionary of the German language. The book reached completion years after Wilhelm's passing. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At their university desks, Jakob and Wilhelm listened to their professor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, who said the essence of law could be understood only by knowing ancient

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