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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Name: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Born: 08/28/1749
  • Died: 03/22/1832 (82 years old)
  • Occupation: Poet, novelist, playwright, natural philosopher, diplomat, civil servant

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (/ˈɡɜːtə/, also US: /ˈɡɜːrtə, ˈɡtə, ti/ GURT-ə, GAYT-ə, -?ee; German: [ˈjoːhan ˈvɔlfɡaŋ fɔn ˈɡøːtə] listen); 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His works include: four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived. He is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

School: Leipzig University, University of Strasbourg

Birth Place: Free Imperial City of Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire

Death Place: Weimar, Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Confederation

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