About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Works Online

Egmont
Hermann And Dorothea
Tragedy Of Faust


Timeline

1749 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt am Main, the first child of a lawyer Johann Caspar Goethe, and Katherine Elisabeth Textor, the daughter of the mayor of Frankfurt

1765 At the age of 16, Goethe began to study law at Leipzig University (1765-68)

1767 An unhappy love affair inspired Goethe`s first play, The Lover`s Caprice

1770 After a period of illness, resumed his studies in Strasbourg (1770-71). Some biographers have speculated that Goethe had contracted syphilis - at least his relationships with women were years apart

1770 After a period of illness, resumed his studies in Strasbourg (1770-71). Some biographers have speculated that Goethe had contracted syphilis - at least his relationships with women were years apart

1774 He published his first novel, self-revelatory DIE LEIDEN DES JUNGEN WERTHERS

1775 He was welcomed by Duke Karl August into the small court of Weimar, where he worked in several governmental offices

1784 He discovered the human intermaxilarry bone, and formulated a vertebral theory of the skull

1786 He made a journey to Italy. (1786-88)

1789 Christiane Vulpius became Goethe`s mistress

Approx 1790 In the 1790s Goethe contributed to Friedrich von Schillerīs journal Die Horen, published WILHELM MEISTERS LEHRJAHRE

Approx 1791 From 1791 to 1817 Goethe was the director of the court theatres

1806 He married Christiane Vulpius

1808 The first part of his masterwork, Faust

Approx 1811 Poetry and Truth (1811-1833)

1812 Goethe met the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Teplitz.

Approx 1816 He edited Kunst and Altertum (1816-32)

Approx 1817 edited Zur Naturwissenschaft (1817-24)

Approx 1821 completed the novel WILHELM MEISTERS WANDERJAHRE (1821-29)

1832 the second part of Faust

03/22/1832 Goethe died in Weimar on March 22, 1832.


Resources On The Web

Books and Writers - Great Bio and many Links

WorldRoot - Comprehensive biography by Jane K. Brown, with some pictures.

Imagination - Great Bio plus links to works

The Quotations Page - Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

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