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 397,386 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Wilhelm Grimm is the 318th most popular writer (down from 299th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 235th in 2019) and the 19th 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 318 out of 5,794Before him are Christopher Marlowe, Elena Ferrante, François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, Roger Martin du Gard, and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark. After him are Anna Komnene, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Donne, Gregory of Tours, and Luigi Pirandello.

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Among people born in 1786, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 3Before him are Carl Maria von Weber and John Vianney. After him are Christian VIII of Denmark, Ludwig I of Bavaria, François Arago, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Marie Walewska, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Sophie of France, John Franklin, and Davy Crockett. Among people deceased in 1859, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 7Before him are Klemens von Metternich, Alexander von Humboldt, Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Oscar I of Sweden, and John Vianney. After him are Washington Irving, Josip Jelačić, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Carl Ritter, Louis Spohr, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 262 out of 5,289Before him are Max Scheler (1874), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Joseph Beuys (1921), Michael Haneke (1942), Gerhard Richter (1932), and Augustus III of Poland (1696). After him are Johannes Stark (1874), Georgius Agricola (1494), Katharina von Bora (1498), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), and Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361).

Among WRITERS In Germany

Among writers born in Germany, Wilhelm Grimm ranks 19Before him are Jacob Grimm (1785), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Karl May (1842), Michael Ende (1929), Eckhart Tolle (1948), and Ernst Jünger (1895). After him are Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Paul Heyse (1830), Einhard (770), Heinrich Mann (1871), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), and Nelly Sachs (1891).