Jacob Grimm’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 4, 1785

Death Date

Sep 20, 1863

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Disease

Profession

Novelist

The novelist Jacob Grimm died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One half of the Brothers Grimm, he and his brother Wilhelm co-wrote fairytales such as Hansel and Gretel and Snow White. His best-known works include Kinder-und Hausmärchen (Grimms’ Fairy Tales) and Deutsche Mythologie. A noted philologist in addition to a mythologist, he also published the Deutsches Wörterbuch, a comprehensive German dictionary.

He never married, and he lived for a time with his brother and literary collaborator Wilhelm.