Known as the keepers of modern-day fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm are
as legendary as their stories. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in
1780s Germany and were inseparable throughout their childhood. While
pursuing their law degrees, the two became fascinated with folktales and
folk songs. Together, they researched and published centuries of
folklore in their famous early nineteenth-century compilation, Children’s and Household Tales.
Thanks to the Brothers Grimm, German folk tales like “Rumpelstiltskin,”
“Little Red Ridinghood,” and “Hansel and Gretel" are enjoyed by