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Wilhelm Grimm

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Full Name: Wilhelm Karl Grimm
Born: February 24, 1786
Hanau, Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, Holy Roman Empire
Died: December 16, 1859
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
Occupation: Author, Anthropologist
Nationality: German


Wilhelm Carl Grimm was a German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the literary duo the Brothers Grimm.

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.

In 1825, 39-year-old Wilhelm married pharmacist's daughter Henriette Dorothea Wild.

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.

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