Art & Sculpture Inventory

Essay by Steve Couch

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Photograph of the Goethe and Schiller statue.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: (1749-1832) German Writer, Politician, Humanist,Scientist, and Philosopher

Goethe was born in Frankfurt-on-Main in 1749.   Between 1765 through 1768, Goethe studied law at Leipzig University, and drawing in 1774 he published his first novel, self-revelatory Die Leiden Des Jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther). He published Faust, his most well known work in 1808.

He died in Weimar on March 22, 1832. In Germany, Goethe is buried with Schiller, who died over 25 years earlier, are buried together, in a mausoleum in the ducal cemetery. The Goethe House and Schiller House stand in the town, and the two statues of these literary giants are outside the National Theatre.

In the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Goethe is memorialized with Schiller in a huge statue that was origionally located at________.


Bust of Goethe and Schiller  

Another view of the Goethe and Schiller statue  

Image of the Goethe and Schiller statue

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