GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von


GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von
(1749-1832)
   arguably the greatest German poet, philosopher, and man of letters. In his early work he was an exponent of ROMANTICISM but later he took a more critical attitude towards the Romantic Movement and developed his own unique insights and SPIRITUALITY. A lover of NATURE he was a religious HUMANIST who strongly influenced German CULTURE.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von — born Aug. 28, 1749, Frankfurt am Main died March 22, 1832, Weimar, Saxe Weimar German poet, novelist, playwright, and natural philosopher. In 1773 Goethe provided the Sturm und Drang movement with its first major drama, Götz von Berlichingen, and …   Universalium

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  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von —  (1749–1832) German poet and dramatist …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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