Portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1749 – 1832

Goethe is often ranked with Shakespeare and Dante as one of the three most important poets in history. He spent the most important part of his life in Weimar and served the duchy in many official capacities. Although his interests ranged from biology to the theory of color, it is his literature, with its powerful presentation of human freedom and the search for meaning in life, that has been of enduring value.

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Goethe featured as the August 2022 OLL Birthday. Read it here

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