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


Goethe in 1828, by Joseph Karl Stieler (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe's birthplace in Frankfurt (Großer Hirschgraben) (Source: Wikimedia)
Anna Katharina (Käthchen) Schönkopf (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe c. 1775 (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe, age 38, painted by Angelica Kauffman 1787 (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe, by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811) (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe's residence and museum (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)
Ulrike von Levetzow (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe and Ulrike, sculpture by Heinrich Drake in Marienbad (Source: Wikimedia)
Coffins of Goethe and Schiller, Weimar vault (Source: Wikimedia)
First edition of The Sorrows of Young Werther (Source: Wikimedia)
1876 'Faust' by Goethe, decorated by Rudolf Seitz, large German edition 51x38cm (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe–Schiller Monument, Weimar (1857) (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe in the Roman Campagna (1786) by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (Source: Wikimedia)
Goethe in 1810. Gerhard von Kügelgen (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)
Portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Ferdinand Jagemann, 1806 (Source: Wikimedia)
Statue dedicated "To Goethe the Mastermind of the German People" 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 Göthe, 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)

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