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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…

Grimm, Jakob

(Encyclopedia) Grimm, Jakob yä´kôp grĭm, 1785–1863, German philologist and folklorist, a founder of comparative philology. His interest in the relationship among Germanic languages led to his…

Ludwig, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm

(Encyclopedia) Ludwig, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm kärl frē´drĭkh vĭl´hĕlm lo͞ot´vĭkh, 1816–95, German physiologist. He became world famous as professor (from 1865) and head of the physiological institute…

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 lives…

Milles, Carl

(Encyclopedia) Milles, Carl mĭl´əs, 1875–1955, Swedish-American sculptor, whose name originally was Carl Emil Wilhelm Anderson. Influenced by Rodin, he studied in Paris from 1897 until 1904, when he…

Grimm's law

(Encyclopedia) Grimm's law, principle of relationships in Indo-European languages, first formulated by Jakob Grimm in 1822 and a continuing subject of interest and investigation to 20th-century…

Gauss, Carl Friedrich

(Encyclopedia) Gauss, Carl Friedrich kärl frē´drĭkh gous, born Johann Friederich Carl Gauss, 1777–1855, German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. Gauss was educated at the Caroline College,…

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…

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…

Dedekind, Julius Wilhelm Richard

(Encyclopedia) Dedekind, Julius Wilhelm Richard yo͞ol´yo͝os vĭl´hĕlm rĭkh´ärt dā´dəkĭnt, 1831–1916, German mathematician. Dedekind studied at Göttingen under the German mathematician Carl Gauss and…