Grimm, Jacob

Wilhelm (left) and Jacob Grimm (right) from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann.
Wilhelm (left) and Jacob Grimm (right)
from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann.





When he wasn't recording fairy tales, Grimm (1785 - 1863) wrote about the history and grammar of the German language. In addition, building upon Friedrich Schlegel's theories and Rasmus Rask's research, he developed what is now called Grimm's Law, the first rigorous explanation of the evolution of pronunciation in Indo-European languages.



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