Profession: Social Philosopher
Why Famous: A writer and statesman whose body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.
In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant.
- 1806-10-14 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
- 1776-02-08 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play "Stella" premieres in Hamburg
- 1796-03-31 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar
- 1829-01-19 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres