Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Standard Name: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von


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Cultural formation Margaret Fuller
MF 's Unitarian ism introduced her to a vibrant intellectual community in Cambridge, and at a fairly young age she became a central figure in a social circle that included George Ripley , William Henry Channing
Education Helen Craik
HC does not describe her education, but she often chooses French authors to quote on title-pages, and was said to be steeped in Goethe 's Werter.
Education Freya Stark
Freya had a German governess until the age of eight, and then an Italian governess who stayed until she was fourteen.
Izzard, Molly. Freya Stark: A Biography. Hodder and Stoughton, 1993.
More importantly, Freya was close to her grandmother Madeleine Stark , who read...
Education Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
After Greystone House, Emmeline Pethick started attending a Quaker school in Weston-super-Mare, where her family had moved. She became a boarder at this school when she was twelve.
Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline. My Part in a Changing World. Hyperion, 1976.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.,
There one of the incidents...
Education Julia Ward Howe
Although she briefly attended young ladies' schools, JWH was mainly educated at home. She was tutored by Joseph Cogswell , who would go on to head the Astor Library . Under his instruction she mastered...
Education Ling Shuhua
LS took courses in zoology (inspired by Goethe , who wrote on the subject), but switched her focus to literature (after an instructor introduced her to the writings of St Francis of Assissi ). Her...
Education Jessie Fothergill
She acquired much knowledge through her voracious consumption of books: I loved books, and read all that I could get hold of, and have had many a rebuke for poring over those books instead of...
Education Dora Russell
Here Dora became passionate about Goethe and Schiller , Mendelssohn and Schubert , and about theatre in general.
Education Jane Welsh Carlyle
But by the end of his first visit, Jane Welsh agreed to allow Carlyle to supervise her reading, and on his departure he provided her with a list of books by authors including Tasso ,...
Education Vernon Lee
Violet also had several German and Swiss governesses. Marie Krebs Schülpbach , who taught her at Thun in Switzerland when Violet stayed there in 1866-9, was especially influential: they read theGrimms , Goethe ...
Family and Intimate relationships Q. D. Leavis
The Roths were devastated by their daughter's decision to marry a gentile. They disowned her and ceased to give her any financial support. However, this period had its happy moments as well. Q. D. introduced...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth von Arnim
In Berlin, May von Arnim-Schlagenthin first encountered the works of Goethe and also of Bettina von Arnim . The latter was a literary and family forebear of her husband, a poet and an associate...
Friends, Associates Vernon Lee
Back in Italy after the end of the First World War, VL continued to read widely. She returned to Dante , Shakespeare , and Goethe . She introduced herself to newer writings on philosophy, science...
Friends, Associates Joanna Baillie
On 11 May 1812 Henry Crabb Robinson recorded in his diary meeting JB and other women writers on a visit to Miss Benjers (Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger ). In his account of this pleasant evening...
Friends, Associates Germaine de Staël
In Germany she was celebrated as the author of Delphine. She met with Schiller , Goethe , Henry Crabb Robinson , and Schlegel , whom she persuaded to tutor her three living children.
Winegarten, Renee. Mme de Staël. Berg, 1985.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (translated into English by June 1779 as The Sorrows of Werter. A German Story, Founded on Fact).
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published Faust: Part One; it followed his Faust: A Fragment, 1790.
22 March 1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died at Weimar in Germany in his early eighties.
Chisholm, Hugh, editor. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Cambridge University Press, 1911.


Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Johann Daniel Falk, and Friedrich von Müller. Characteristics of Goethe. Translator Austin, Sarah, Effingham Wilson, 1833.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Dramatic Works of Goethe. Translators Swanwick, Anna and Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Bohn, 1851.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust. Translator Swanwick, Anna, George Bell, 1879.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, and Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. Selections from the dramas of Goethe and Schiller. Translator Swanwick, Anna, John Murray, 1843.