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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (/ˈɡɜːrtə/; 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, there are numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him extant.

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Goethe, age 38, painted by Angelika Kauffmann 1787
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe ca. 1775
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Goethe-Schiller Monument (1857), Weimar.
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Goethe's birthplace in Frankfurt, Germany (Großer Hirschgraben)
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Goethe, Schiller, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt in Jena, c. 1797
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