Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl;[a] 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the library duo the Brothers Grimm.
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Life and work Wilhelm was born in Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel. In 1803, he started studying law at the University of Marburg, one year after his brother Jacob started there. The two brothers spent their entire lives close together. In their school days, they had one bed and one table in common; as students, they had two beds and two tables in the same room. They always lived under one roof and had their books and property in common.
Grimms' tomb in Berlin
In 1825, 39-year-old Wilhelm married pharmacist's daughter Henriette
Dorothea Wild, also known as Dortchen. Wilhelm's marriage did not
change the harmony of the brothers.
Richard Cleasby visited the
brothers and observed, “they both live in the same house, and in
such harmony and community that one might almost imagine the children
were common property.” Wilhelm and Henriette had four children
together: Jacob (3 April 1826 – 15 December 1826), Herman Friedrich
(6 January 1828 – 16 June 1901), Rudolf Georg (31 March 1830 – 13
November 1889), and Barbara Auguste Luise Pauline Marie (21 August
1832 – 9 February 1919).
Wilhelm's character was a complete contrast to that of his brother. As
a boy, he was strong and healthy, but while growing up he suffered a
long and severe illness which left him weak the rest of his life. He
had a less comprehensive and energetic mind than his brother, and he
had less of the spirit of investigation, preferring to confine himself
to some limited and definitely bounded field of work. He utilized
everything that bore directly on his own studies and ignored the rest.
These studies were almost always of a literary nature.
Wilhelm took great delight in music, for which his brother had but a
moderate liking, and he had a remarkable gift of story-telling.
Cleasby relates that “Wilhelm read a sort of farce written in the
Frankfort dialect, depicting the ‘malheurs’ of a rich Frankfort
tradesman on a holiday jaunt on Sunday. It was very droll, and he read
it admirably.” Cleasby describes him as “an uncommonly animated,
jovial fellow.” He was, accordingly, much sought in society, which
he frequented much more than his brother.
A collection of fairy tales was first published in 1812 by the Grimm
brothers, known in English as Grimms' Fairy Tales.
From 1837-1841, the Grimm brothers joined five of their colleague
professors at the
University of Göttingen
Neue Deutsche Biographie
^ Deutsche National Bibliothek, citing Neue Deutsche Biographie.
^ a b c Deutsche National Bibliothek, citing Neue Deutsche Biographie,
Deutsches Biographisches Archiv and The National Union Catalog
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