Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Born in 1875 and 1876, brothers Grimm were German academics, cultural and linguistic researchers, and collectors of German folk tales. They are known as storytellers and authors of collections of folk tales. Most of their works are legends, myths, novellas and folk tales (mostly modified and rewritten). What is interesting is that many of them were not intended for children at all. In 1812 they published their first collection: ‘Children’s and Household Tales’ (‘Kinder und Hausmärchen’). The 1814 addition brought the number of tales to 156, thus making the collection the first of their ‘Large’ editions. Six more editions were published in the years 1819–1857. Stories as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ or ‘The Little Red Riding Hood’ are well-known up to this day and constitute a mainstay of our Western culture.