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Jacob Grimm

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"Our language is also our story."

- Jacob Grimm

"History never repeats itself, but it is new and fresh everywhere, the legend is incessantly reborn."

- Jacob Grimm

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Grimms Zeit (1785–1863) and his contemporaries

Jacob Grimm was born towards the end of the 18th century. He was born in 1785 at the time of the Enlightenment. Well-known contemporaries of his generation are Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859) and Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826). He spent his early childhood in the 1780s and grew up in the 1790s. While he is alive, a.o. also Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), Theodor Mommsen (1817–1903) and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775–1854). Jacob Grimm's life span is 78 years. He dies in 1863.

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When was Jacob Grimm born? Grimm was born 236 years ago in 1785.

What day was Grimm born? Jacob Grimm's birthday was on January 4th in winter. He was born on a Tuesday. In 2021, his birthday fell on a Monday.

Which zodiac sign was Grimm? Jacob Grimm was born in the western zodiac sign Capricorn.

Where was Jacob Grimm born? Grimm was born in Germany. He was born in Hanau in the Holy Roman Empire (now Germany).

When did Grimm die? Jacob Grimm died 158 years ago in the 19th century on September 20, 1863, a Sunday.

How old was Jacob Grimm when he died? Jacob Grimm was 78 years, 8 months and 16 days old.

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Hanau - Holy Roman Empire

Jacob Grimm was born in Hanau in the Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) and died in Berlin.

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