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), "Tasso" (1790), and "Faust" (1808–32)

Pronunciation:

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

/ˈɡœtə//ˈɡə(r)tə/