Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Born: August 28, 1749
Died: March 22, 1832
Occupation: Poet, novelist, playwright, diplomat
Biography: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.