Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is best known for his two-part drama Faust, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest works of literature the world has ever seen. George Eliot called him ‘the last great polymath’, and he certainly has authored works that have spanned the fields of poetry, drama, science, humanism, theology, and literature.
He was one of the key figures of German literature, and his influences are across the board. It is common knowledge that he influenced Darwin with his focus on plant morphology, and Hegel and Schelling’s philosophical works draw inspiration from him.
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