facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2006, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2005, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2004, with 362 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2003, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2002, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International
Wiki

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (Hanau, January 4, 1785 – September 20, 1863 in Berlin), German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Jacob Grimm's father, who was a lawyer, died while he was a child, and his mother was left with very small means; but her sister, who was lady of the chamber to the Landgravine of Hesse, helped to support and educate her numerous family. Jacob, with his younger brother Wilhelm (born on February 24, 1786), was sent in 1798 to the public school at Kassel.

In 1802 he proceeded to the University of Marburg, where he studied law, a profession for which he had been destined by his father. His brother joined him at Marburg a year later, having just recovered from a long and severe illness, and likewise began the study of law.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jakob Grimm."
Most Popular
1
Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets Mom recovering after emergency surgery to save quadruplets
2
Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too Lolo Jones praying for Oscar Pistorius; says father convicted of homicide, too
3
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
4
Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors Melissa McCarthy talks 'Ghostbusters 3' rumors
5
Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger Heidi Montag conveys 'empathy' for Renee Zellweger
x
Feedback