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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Syllabification: Goe·the, Johann Wolfgang von
Pronunciation: /ˈɡə(r)tə/ /ˈɡœtə/

Definition of Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von in English:

(1749–1832), German poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and scientist. Involved at first with the Sturm und Drang movement, he changed to a more classical style, as in the “Wilhelm Meister” novels 1796–1829. Notable dramas: Götz von Berlichingen (1773), Tasso (1790), and Faust (1808–32).
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