german philologist, linguist, jurist and mythologist
jacob ludwig karl grimm (1785-01-04)4 january 1785 hanau, landgraviate of hesse-kassel, holy roman empire
20 september 1863(1863-09-20) (aged 78) berlin, kingdom of prussia, german confederation
university of marburg
jacob ludwig karl grimm (4 january 1785 – 20 september 1863), also known as ludwig karl, was a german philologist, jurist, and mythologist. he is known as the discoverer of grimm's law of linguistics, the co-author of the monumental deutsches wörterbuch, the author of deutsche mythologie, and the editor of grimm's fairy tales. he was the elder of the brothers grimm.