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The Grimm Brothers

  • Jacob Grimm is born!

    Jacob Grimm is born!
    The oldest Grimm brother is born in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel.
  • Wilhelm Grimm is born.

    Wilhelm Grimm is born.
    Wilhelm Grimm is born in Hanau, Hesse-Kassel.
  • Grimms move to Steinau.

    The Grimm family moves to Steinau.
  • Jacob and Wilhelm need a better education.

    Jacob and Wilhelm were sent to Kassel for a better school education.
  • Jacob studies law at Uni in Marburg.

    Jacob studied law at the university in Marburg.
  • Wilhelm studies law at Uni in Marsburg.

    Wilhelm joins Jacob at university studying law one year later.
  • Start collecting tales.

    From 1806 they collected and wrote down fairy tales which they heard in Kassel and its surroundings
  • Published first volume.

    In 1812 the Grimm brothers published their first volume of fairy tales
  • Published second volume.

    In 1814 the second volume was published that contained seventy stories
  • Wilhem marries Henriette.

    In 1825 Wilhelm married Henriette Dorothea Wild.
  • The brothers start a job as librarians

    Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm worked as librarians and professors at the university of Göttingen.
  • First edition of German Mythology published.

    The first edition of the German Mythology was published.
  • Begin 32 volumes of a German dictionary.

    In 1838 they began the work on the thirty-two volumes of a German dictionary, which focuses on history.
  • Invited to Berlin.

    The King of Prussia invited the brothers to Berlin.
  • Grimms resign from teaching

    Within the next ten years the Grimms resigned from their teaching at the university of Berlin and devoted their time to the completion of the dictionary.
  • Jacob is elected into Parliament

    Jacob Grimm was elected into the Frankfurt National Parliament
  • Wilhelm Grimm dies.

    Wilhelm Grimm diesin Berlin of an infection.
  • Jacob Grimm dies.

    Jacob Grimm dies in 1863.