Jacob Grimm

1785 - 1863

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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm (4 January 1785 – 20 September 1863), also known as Ludwig Karl, was a German philologist, jurist, and folklorist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm's law of linguistics, the co-author of the monumental Deutsches Wörterbuch, the author of Deutsche Mythologie, and the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Grimm has received more than 614,631 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Jacob Grimm is the 226th most popular writer (down from 225th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Germany and the 13th most popular German Writer.

Jacob Grimm is most famous for his work with his brother Wilhelm on the Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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Among writers, Jacob Grimm ranks 226 out of 5,794Before him are Pierre Corneille, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Orhan Pamuk, Johanna Spyri, Halldór Laxness, and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. After him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Robert Musil, Emily Dickinson, Lope de Vega, Svetlana Alexievich, and W. Somerset Maugham.

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Among people born in 1785, Jacob Grimm ranks 3Before him are Mahmud II and Louis XVII of France. After him are Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Bettina von Arnim, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Thomas De Quincey, Pierre Louis Dulong, and Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1863, Jacob Grimm ranks 2Before him is Eugène Delacroix. After him are Frederick VII of Denmark, William Makepeace Thackeray, Alfred de Vigny, Solomon Northup, Horace Vernet, Sa'id of Egypt, Jakob Steiner, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, and Natalia Pushkina.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Jacob Grimm ranks 179 out of 5,289Before him are Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Caroline of Ansbach (1683), Werner von Siemens (1816), Levi Strauss (1829), Emmy Noether (1882), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729). After him are Edith Stein (1891), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), Conrad III of Germany (1093), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Adolf Dassler (1900), and Karl Liebknecht (1871).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Jacob Grimm ranks 13Before him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Heinrich Heine (1797), Erich Maria Remarque (1898), Heinrich Böll (1917), Novalis (1772), and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729). After him are Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Karl May (1842), Michael Ende (1929), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Ernst Jünger (1895), and Wilhelm Grimm (1786).