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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(1749—1832) German poet, dramatist, and scholar

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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While studying law at Strasbourg, Herder inspired him to appreciate Shakespeare. Goethe's first play, Götz von Berlichingen (1773 ...

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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Germany's most distinguished poet and a scientist, Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main. He made discoveries

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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German poet and thinker who influenced and was influenced by post-Kantian idealism. ‘For philosophy in the

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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(Frankfurt/Main, 1749–1832, Weimar), ...

who was elevated to the nobility as J. W. von Goethe in 1782, was born

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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Goethe turned to literary fairy tales on several occasions in mid-life, integrating them into memoirs and novels. Chapbooks read in ...

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(1749–1832), ...

German man of letters, statesman, scientist, and philosopher, who devoted much of his time and genius to

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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(1749–1832), poet, novelist, dramatist, and scientist of the German Romantic movement. ...

Although not a philosopher

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1749–1832), German writer, scientist, and administrator. ...

Goethe spent most of his adult life in the provincial town of

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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The major poet of the German Romantic movement. Throughout his life he devoted much time to the

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (28 Aug. 1749)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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(b Frankfurt, 28 Aug. 1749; d Weimar, 22 Mar. 1832). ...

German writer, scientist, patron, and amateur artist,

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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653 words

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The major literary figure in the German language, who was also a scientist, director, and court official.

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The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

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In his essay on Alemannic Poetry (1805), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote that it was a

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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(1749–1832) ...

German dramatist, poet, novelist, scientist, director, and court official, the major literary figure in the German language.

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