Grimm, Jacob Ludwig (17851863)

Grimm, Jacob Ludwig, German philologist, born at Hanau; held office as librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, king of Westphalia, and afterwards to Göttingen University, as well as a professorship there, devoting himself the while chiefly to studies in early German lore, and afterwards with his brother settled in Berlin; his principal works were, “Deutsche Grammatik,” “Deutsche Mythologie,” “Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache,” and the “Kinder-und-Haus-Märchen” in collaboration with his brother (17851863).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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