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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749 - 1832)

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1749 Born 28 August in Frankfurt am Main
1765 At 16, Goethe began his studies at the university in Leipzig,
1771 Receives a licentiate in law at Strasbourg
1773 Götz von Berlichingen published
1774 The Sorrows of Werther published
1775 Invited to the ducal court of Karl Augustus in Saxe-Weimar
1782 Granted diploma of nobility
1786 Makes a 2-year sojourn in Italy
1788 Begins living with a young Christiane Vulpius, who bears him a son in 1789
1794 Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship completed
1794 The beginning of his close association with Friedrich Schiller
1806 Marries Christiane
1808 Faust published
1809 Elective Affinities published
1813 Aus meinem Leben: Dichtung und Wahrheit , autobiography
1816 Christiane dies
1824 Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship published
1832 Dies 22 March
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