Definition of Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von in English:

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

proper noun

  • (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), Torquato Tasso (1790), and Faust (1808–32).

Pronunciation

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

/ˈɡə(r)tə/