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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859)

Grimm, Wilhelm (grim). A German philologist and folk-lorist, brother of Jacob; born in Hanau, Feb. 24, 1786; died at Berlin, Dec. 16, 1859. In their early work the brothers were practically one: but to Wilhelm’s taste, less severely scientific than his brother’s, belongs the chief credit for the undertaking and execution of the Fables and other popular works; and he made a special study of mediæval German poetry, publishing ‘Old Danish Hero Songs’; ‘The Song of Roland’; ‘German Hero Songs’; and ‘Mediæval German Topics. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).