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Brothers Grimm

1785 — 1863

The Brothers Grimm (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm), were German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales, which became popular. They also did academic work in linguistics, related to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm’s law). They are among the best-known story tellers of folk tales from Europe, and their work popularized such tales as “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Snow White”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Rapunzel”, “Cinderella”, “Hansel and Gretel”, and “The Frog Prince”.

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