Brothers Grimm

Thanks to the Grimm brothers many children enjoyed reading the stories of brave heroes that always win over the evil. The Grimm brothers are well-known German authors that, with a little help from the national stories, made fairytales that were enjoyed by the older and the younger.

The older brother Jacob was born in 1785 and died in 1863. The younger brother Wilhelm was born in 1786 and died in 1859. Both of them were linguists and philosophers. Jacob published a German grammar and together with his brother he published a German dictionary.

Both of them studied law in Marburg and during that period both of them criticized the King Ernest August I. and because of that, they could not end their school because they were banned. Because of the inability of studying law both of them started writing fairy tales which made them famous.

They were collecting them and writing them together while Wilhelm gave them a final touch. Their fairy tales are known as stories full of wisdom and cheerfulness.

In the beginning, their collection contained 86 stories and through repeated publishing the number grew to 200. Some of their most famous works are "The Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Rapunzel"…

The Sleeping Beauty

The sleeping beauty is a classical fairytale about a princess, a prince, an evil witch and how good always beats evil. The fairytale was first published under the name ‘’La Belle au bois dormant’’. The Grimm brothers published it under the title ‘’ Dornröschen’’. Summary Once upon a time a king and a queen lived and they wanted a child but they could never have one. The situation … [Read more...]