"Goethe honoured them"
Detail of a portrait of Goethe (1787) by Tischbein
Public DomainDetail of a portrait of Goethe (1787) by Tischbein - Credit: Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751-1829)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was an eclectic German writer whose work spanned the fields of literature, poetry, drama, philosophy and science.

Amongst his best known works are the novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, and the drama Faust, both of which idealise women.