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The Brothers Grimm

The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children's and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which becam…

Appendix A. About the Brothers Grimm

Appendix A. About the Brothers Grimm The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their…

Wilhelm II

Name at birth: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor AlbertWilhelm II ruled Germany and Prussia from 1888 until he was forced into exile at the end of World War I, in 1918. He was the grandson of Wilhelm I, the em…

Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt WilhelmBorn: July 26, 1923Baseball RHP Knuckleballer who is 3rd all-time in games pitched (1,070) and 1st in games finished (651) and games won in relief (123); career ERA of 2.52 and 227…

Michael G. GRIMM

GRIMM, Michael G., a Representative from New York; born in New York, N.Y., February 7, 1970; graduated from Archbishop Molly High School, Briarwood, New York, 1998; B.B.A, Baruch College, City …

Brewer's: Grimm's Law

A law discovered by Jacob L. Grimm, the German philologist, to show how the mute consonants interehange as corresponding words occur in different branches of the Aryan family of languages. …

Hoyt Wilhelm 2002 Deaths

Hoyt WilhelmAge: 79 knuckleball pitcher, who in 1985 became the first relief pitcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; held the record for games pitched (1,070) when he retired in 1972 (si…

Brewer's: Wilhelm Meister

(2 syl.). The first true German novel. It was by Goethe, who died 1832, aged eighty-three. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, …

Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist of the 18th century who devised the binomial system of taxonomy for plants. A physician by training, Linnaeus was gifted enough at plant identification that me ma…

Eric Carle

Eric Carle has written and illustrated dozens of books for young children, the most famous being 1969's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in New York but raised in Germany, Carle returned to the Unit…