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Wilhelm Grimm

1786 - 1859

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Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl; 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jacob Grimm, of the literary duo the Brothers Grimm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Grimm has received more than 442,027 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Grimm is the 346th most popular writer (down from 318th in 2019), the 311th most popular biography from Germany (down from 262nd in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Writer.

Wilhelm Grimm was a German fairy tale collector and compiler, along with his brother Jacob. His most famous work is the Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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Among writers, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 346 out of 5,755Before him are Czesław Miłosz, Sayyid Qutb, Appian, Friedrich Schlegel, O. Henry, and Jorge Amado. After him are Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Paul Éluard, James Fenimore Cooper, Truman Capote, and John Keats.

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Among people born in 1786, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 2Before him is Carl Maria von Weber. After him are Ludwig I of Bavaria, Christian VIII of Denmark, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Vianney, François Arago, Marie Walewska, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Sophie of France, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and John Franklin. Among people deceased in 1859, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 7Before him are Alexander von Humboldt, Klemens von Metternich, Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Oscar I of Sweden, and Carl Ritter. After him are John Vianney, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Josip Jelačić, Washington Irving, Louis Spohr, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 311 out of 6,142Before him are Michael Wittmann (1914), Johannes Stark (1874), Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), and Walther von Brauchitsch (1881). After him are Konrad Zuse (1910), Pina Bausch (1940), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), Sophie Scholl (1921), and Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 25Before him are Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Heyse (1830), Karl May (1842), Einhard (770), Michael Ende (1929), and Friedrich Schlegel (1772). After him are Traudl Junge (1920), Wolfram von Eschenbach (1170), Jean Paul (1763), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Patrick Süskind (1949), and Erich Kästner (1899).