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date: 22 January 2021

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749–1832) Germany's most celebrated poet, also a dramatist, novelist, and scientist. 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Born in Frankfurt am Main, he studied at Leipzig and in 1775 he was invited to the court of Weimar by the duke, Karl August, and remained there for most of his life. He took on ministerial duties and was raised to the nobility in ... ...

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