Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von


Basic data

  1. August 28, 1749 in Frankfurt (Main)
  2. March 22, 1832 in Weimar
  3. Schriftsteller, Politiker, Jurist, Naturwissenschaftler, Maler, Zeichner, Theaterleiter
  4. Weimar, Frankfurt am Main


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Goethe's birthplace in Frankfurt (Großer Hirschgraben) (Source: Wikimedia)
Anna Katharina (Käthchen) Schönkopf (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe in c. 1775 (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe, age 38, painted by Angelica Kauffman 1787 (Source: Wikimedia)
A Goethe watercolour depicting a liberty pole at the border to the short-lived Republic of Mainz, created under influence of the French Revolution and destroyed in the Siege of Mainz in which Goethe participated (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe, by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811) (Source: Wikimedia)
Ulrike von Levetzow (Source: Wikimedia)
Coffins of Goethe and Schiller, Weimar vault (Source: Wikimedia)
First edition of The Sorrows of Young Werther (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe–Schiller Monument, Weimar (1857) (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe in the Roman Campagna (1786) by Tischbein (Source: Wikimedia)
Light spectrum, from Theory of Colours. Goethe observed that with a prism, colour arises at light-dark edges, and the spectrum occurs where these coloured edges overlap. (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe on a 1999 German stamp (Source: Wikimedia)
Statue dedicated to Goethe in Chicago's Lincoln Park (1913) (Source: Wikimedia)
Second Goetheanum (Source: Wikimedia)
Mendelssohn plays to Goethe, 1830: painting by Moritz Oppenheim, 1864 (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe memorial in front of the Alte Handelsbörse, Leipzig (Source: Wikimedia)
Schiller, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, and Goethe in Jena, c. 1797 (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Karlsruhe - nach 1832 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des G�the, Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Unger - 1779 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Goethe, Christian Friedr. Traugott Uhlemann - 1792 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des v. Goethe, Peter im Baumgarten - 1790 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Goethe, Sichling, Lazarus Gottlieb - 1827/1863 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des J. W. von Goethe, F. Weber - 1830/1840 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des D. I. W. G�the, Kraus, Georg Melchior - 1776/1801 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des J. W. Goethe, Friedrich Lose (ungesichert) - 1801/1850 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Johann Wolfgang von Goethe und Bildnis des Friedrich Schiller, um 1850 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Goethe, Alfred Krau e (ungesichert) - 1844/1894 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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