Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy 262nd Birthday, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the birthday of the German writer Johann von Goethe. He is 262 years old today, or he would be if he hadn't died in 1832.

Remembered most for his work Faust (which has been staged, filmed, and otherwise adapted countless times), Goethe produced a number of works in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and was, frankly, a giant of Weimar classicism.

Anyway, this blog frequently concerns itself with broad matters Weimar, so it is appropriate that we send very posthumous birthday greetings to the great von Goethe.

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