Grimm brothers: celebrate german culture through their country"s folk tales (liberals, longing for a nation state - 1871 - founding of the german empire, other romantics encouraged them: achim vs. arnim and clemens brentano (1805/1808, 1815 des knabe wunderhorn - the boy"s magic horn: the grimm brothers did not keep their originals, they adapted. These oral stories they listened to would be passed on into fairy tales: folk : 19c term: the common people. Looking for a more organic, realistic fairy tale. In its final version it will contain 200 numbers stories plus 10 children"s legends . It is destined to become the best known and most influential book ever created in the german language: 1816,1818. The grimms publish two volumes of deutsche sagen, a collection total 585. German legends: 1819: jacob and wilhelm grimm receive honorary doctorates from the university of. Their scholarly work on linguistics, folklore, and medieval studies continues, resulting in many publications: 1825.