German linguists / Brothers Jacob 1785-1863 and Wilhelm 1786-1859 / great-grandsons and grandsons of Reformed pastors of the Walloon-Dutch Church, which had existed in Hanau since 1597 / 1798 Lyceum Fridericianum in Kassel / 1802-06 studied law in Marburg / librarians 1814-30 in Kassel, 1830-37 in Göttingen / from 1841 members of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin / from 1806 recording of fairy tales, many of those told by Viehmann / publication 1812-15 of Children’s and Household Tales, 1816-18 German Sagas, 1822-26 German Grammar, 1854 German Dictionary / founders of German studies / from 1983 Brothers Grimm Prize of the City of Hanau