Jakob (Ludwig Karl) 1785-1863; Ger. philologist
Wilhelm (Karl) 1786-1859; Ger. philologist: brother of Jakob, with whom he collaborated in the collection of fairy tales
See Grimm in American Heritage Dictionary 4
German philologist and folklorist who formulated Grimm's Law (1819), the basis for much of modern comparative linguistics. With his brother Wilhelm Karl (1786-1859) he collected Germanic folk tales and published them as Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812-1815).