Historical Who is Who

GOETHE J Wolfgang

1749 - 1832
Germany
PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE

 

Outstanding German writer, probably best known for his Faust with its theme of the human failing of soul being sold to the devil. Goethe himself saw the best prospect for human development to be one of optimistic striving in a spirit of wise and loving kindness. It is being claimed that in his appreciation of nature there is an anticipation of the current cause of environmentalism. 

Life

Works

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