Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) was a writer, biologist, artist, physicist and polymath. His play Faust has been called one of the greatest dramatic works of modern European literature, while his novel The Sorrows of Young Werther had a major impact in the Sturm und Drang period which marked the early phase of Romanticism. Many of the composer Franz Schubert’s Lieder were inspired by Goethe’s poems.

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