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. ..
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"..
German dramatist and novelist brother-in-law of Johann Wolfgang von G..
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 ..
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 ..
German friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe subject of Thomas Mann's novel "Lotte in We..
1838 – Max Christian Friedrich Bruch, born on the 6th of January in Cologne, Germany. He is a German composer remembered chiefly for his virtuoso violin concerti. 1852 – He wrote a symphony at age 14 and won a scholarship enabling him to study at Cologne. 1858 – His first opera, Scherz, List und Rache ..