The Brothers Grimm (German: Brüder Grimm or Die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, and authors who together collected folklore.
They are among the most well-known storytellers of European folk tales, and their work popularized such stories as “Cinderella” (Aschenputtel), “The Frog Prince” (Der Froschkönig), “Hansel and Gretel” (Hänsel und Gretel), “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin” (Rumpelstilzchen), and “Snow White” (Schneewittchen).
Their first collection of folk tales, Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), was published on Dec. 20. 1812.
Among the famous fairytales in this work is:
Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and The Town Musicians of Bremen.