Is this grammatically correct?
Even the bravest of souls fear something.
It is correct if you are talking about a group of 'souls' who are ranked the bravest compared to all others. If you are talking about one 'soul' only, it would be Even the bravest of souls fears something. But your sentence sounds more natural. To be absolutely clear, the bravest of souls is the grammatical subject, not souls.
the [superlative] of [plural noun] is an archaic phrase, in terms of its word-order, that has survived as a set expression used fairly often in sentences or contexts like this. Soul meaning 'a person' is also archaic.
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