“Snow White” is a 19th-century German fairy tale, which is now widely known throughout the Western world. The Brothers Grimm released it in 1812 in the first edition of their Grimms fairy tale collection. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in the modern spelling Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The name Sneewittchen was german bass and in the first version was translated with Schneewei-Chen. Grimms completed his final review of the story in 1854.
The fairy tale features elements such as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin and the characters of the Evil Queen and the Seven Dwarfs. The Seven Dwarfs first received individual names in 1912 in the Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and were later given different names in the 1937 Walt Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Grimm’s story, commonly referred to as “Snow White”, is not to be confused with the story of “Snow White and Pink-Red” (German: “Schneewei-chen und Rosenrot” ), another fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.
In Aarne-Thompson’s folk classification, tales of this type are grouped as type 709, Snow White. Others of this type include “Bella Venezia”, “Myrsina”, “Nourie Hadig”, “Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree”,  to “The Young Slave”, and “La Petite toute-Belle”.