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Jacob Grimm
Original name: Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm
Birth: Jan. 4, 1785
Hessen, Germany
Death: Sep. 20, 1863
Berlin, Germany

Writer. Older of Grimm brothers. Their father died when Jacob was young. With financial help of their aunt Jacob and Wilhelm were sent to Kasel to attend the Lyzeum. He worked from 1816 to 1829 as a librarian at Kasel, where his brother served as a secretary. Between 1821 and 1822 the brothers raised extra money by collecting three volumes of folktales. With these publications they wanted to show, that Germans shared a similar culture and advocate the unification process of the small independent kingdoms and principalities. In 1830 brothers moved to Gottingen where Wilhelm become assistant librarian and Jacob librarian. In 1835 Wilhelm was appointed professor, but they were dismissed two years later for protesting against the abrogation of the Hannover constitution by King Ernest Augustus. In 1841 they became professors at the University of Berlin, and worked on German dictionary. Its first volume appeared in 1854. The work, 16 volumes, was finished in the 1960. The Grimm’s wrote down most of the tales from oral narrations, collecting the material mainly from peasants. Among the best-known stories are "Hansel and Gretel," "Cinderella," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Golden Goose." Jacob never married. (bio by: Jelena) 
Family links: 
  Dorothea Zimmer Grimm (1755 - 1808)
  Jacob Grimm (1785 - 1863)
  Wilhelm Grimm (1786 - 1859)*
  Carl Grimm (1787 - 1852)*
  Ludwig Emil Grimm (1790 - 1863)*
  Charlotte Amalie Grimm Hassenpflug (1793 - 1833)*
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Alter Sankt-Matthäus-Kirchhof
Berlin, Germany
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