Literary Birthday - 24 February - Wilhelm Carl Grimm

Wilhelm Carl Grimm was born 24 February 1786, and died 16 December 1859


Mirror, mirror, here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?

You, O Queen, are the fairest here,
But Snow White, who has gone to stay
With the seven dwarfs far, far away,
Is a thousand times more fair.

Grimm was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm. He was born in Hanau, Germany and studied law at the University of Marburg. When he died in 1859, the Grimms’ collection of folk tales had reached its 7th edition and had grown to 200 tales - including Hansel and GretelRapunzel, and Snow White.

The Grimm’s folklore went on to become one of the most celebrated works of German literature and the basis for countless books and movies over the next two centuries. On the list of the best-selling authors of all time, some figures place the Grimms in third place, preceded only by Shakespeare and the Bible.

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