Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Full Name: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Profession: Social Philosopher
Why Famous: 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.

Born: August 28, 1749
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: February 22, 1832 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1806-10-14 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

Historical Events in the Life of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • 1796-03-31 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar

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