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1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born on the 28th of August in Frankfurt, WC Germany. He was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, theorist, humanist, scientist, painter, and polymath. 1765 – 1768 – He studied law at Leipzig and Strasbourg, came under the influence of Herder, and became interested in alchemy, anatomy, and the antiquities. ..

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German occultist   according to legend, gained great knowledge and power through bargain with Mephistopheles   subject of Christopher Marlowe's play "Doctor Faustus" 1601, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 2-part play "Faust"..

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1875 – He was born on the 6th day of June this year in Lubeck, Germany.   1891 – He resided in Munich from this year until 1933, with the exception of a yearlong stay in Palestrina, Italy, with his older brother Heinrich, also a novelist.   1894 – He worked with the South German ..

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Dutch-Flemish general, hero, and politician   stadholder of Flanders and Artois 1559-1567   opposed Duke of Alva and informed Philip II of abuses by Spanish authorities in Netherlands   with Count Horn, executed on orders of Alva's Council of Blood, helping to precipitate national uprising against Spain   subject of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's verse ..

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