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Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749–1832)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born on 28 August 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany as son of a lawyer. After growing up in a privileged upper middle class family, he studied law in Leipzig from 1765 to 1768, although he was more interested in literature. As he was seriously ill, he had to interrupt his studies, but finally graduated in Strassburg ... See full bio »

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 2011 The Damnation of Faust (TV Movie) (after: "Faust")
 2011/III Faust (play - as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
 2010 Erwin & Elmire (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2010 Werther (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 2009 The Time of Love (Short) (additional material)
 2009/I Faust (play)
 2008 Werther (TV Movie) (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther")
 2006 Totentanz (Short) (poem)
 2005 Jules Massenet: Werther (TV Movie) (based on the novel by: "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers")
 2004 Stradaniya yunogo Wertera (Short) (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers")
 2004 Faust (TV Movie) (after "Faust, Part 1" - uncredited)
 2003 Unsere Besten (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wer ist der größte Deutsche? (2003) ... (uncredited)
 2003 Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me (poem "Gesang der Geister über den Wassern" - as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
 2003 The Erl King (Short) (story)
 2003 The Erlking (Short) (poem - as Goethe)
 2002 .com for Murder (novel Die Leiden des jungen Werther - as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quotes)
 2002 666: In Bed with the Devil (play "Faust")
 2000 Gladiators: Bloodsport of the Colisseum (Video documentary) (writings)
 1999 Clavigo (TV Movie) (play)
 1999 La damnation de Faust (TV Movie) (novel - as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
 1996 Mignon (TV Movie) (novel "Wilhelm Meister")
 1996 Faust (TV Movie) (play)
 1996 Elective Affinities (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften")
 1994 Lesson Faust (play)
 1994 Hölderlin-Comics (story)
 1993 Mne skuchno, bes (TV Movie) (play "Faust")
 1993 Werther (TV Movie) (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther")
 1990 Werther (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther")
 1989 Reineke Fuchs (TV Movie) (poem)
 1989 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Clavigo (play)
 1986 Werther (TV Movie) (based on the novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" by)
 1986 Werther (book)
 1986 Tarot (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften")
 1986 Mefisto funk (story "Faust" - uncredited)
 1986 The Damnation of Faust (TV Movie) (source material)
 1985 Die Nacht (text)
 1985 Faust (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1985/II Torquato Tasso (TV Movie) (by)
 1985 Vonzások és választások (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985/I Torquato Tasso (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Der Groß-Cophta (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1982 Torquato Tasso (TV Movie)
 1982 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1982/I Stella (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Les affinités électives (TV Movie) (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften")
 1982 Wilhelm Meisters theatralische Sendung (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 1982)
 1982/II Stella (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Faust (TV Movie)
 1979 Goethes Faust in ursprünglicher Gestalt (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Clavigo (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Elective Affinities (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften")
 1978 Werther (TV Movie) (novel)
 1976 Muzika pozornice (TV Mini-Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Egmont (1976) ... (play)
 1976 Novelle (Short) (story)
 1976 Franz Liszt: Faust-Symphonie in drei Charakterstudie nach Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe (TV Special) (after - as Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe)
 1975 Faust (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Diary (novel "Wahlverwandschaften")
 1975 The Wrong Move (novel "Wilhelm Meister")
 1974 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Die Wahlverwandtschaften (novel "Die Wahlverwandtschaften")
 1973 Gounod: Faust (TV Movie) (book "Faust")
  Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode, 1971) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Hermann y Dorotea (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Der Prokurator oder Die Liebe der schönen Bianca (TV Movie) (noveletta Der Procurator)
 1970 Genius (play "Faust")
 1970 Clavigo (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Faust auf eigene Faust (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Clavijo (1970)
 1969/I Torquato Tasso (TV Movie) (play)
 1969/II Torquato Tasso (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Clavigo (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Iphigenie auf Tauris (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Egmont (TV Movie)
 1968 Iphigenie auf Tauris (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Götz von Berlichingen (TV Movie) (play "Urgötz")
 1967 Stella (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Die Mitschuldigen (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Stella (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Goetz von Berlichingen (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (play "Götz von Berlichingen" - 1 episode)
- Ironhand (1965) ... (play "Götz von Berlichingen")
 1964 Mi alma por un amor (play "Faust" - uncredited)
 1964 Torquato Tasso (TV Movie)
 1964 Clavigo (TV Movie)
 1963 Vorspiel auf dem Theater (TV Short)
 1962 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler (Documentary) (story "Reynard The Fox" - as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
 1961 Egmont (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die Mitschuldigen (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Hermann und Dorothea (TV Movie) (play)
 1961/I Urfaust (TV Movie)
 1961/II Urfaust (TV Movie) (writer)
 1960 Der Groß-Cophta (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Faust (play)
 1959 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Fausto (1959) ... (play)
- Fausto (1959) ... (play)
 1958 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Weather (1958)
 1957 Faustina (play "Faust")
 1956 Die Laune des Verliebten (TV Short) (play)
 1956 Iphigenie auf Tauris (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Götz von Berlichingen (play)
 1955 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Short) (story)
 1954 Ballett und Pantomime (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Faust and the Devil (after "Faust")
 1949 Encounter with Werther (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werther")
 1938 Le roman de Werther (novel "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers" - as Goethe)
 1932 Wenn zwei sich streiten (Short) (poem "Gutmann and Gutweib")
 1931 Der Erlkönig (ballad)
 1931 The Erl King (novel)
 1930 The Story of the Fox (story)
 1926 Faust (play "Faust")
 1922/I Faust (poem)
 1922 Werther (Short) (novel)
 1919 Mignon (writer)
 1915 Mignon (novel)
 1911 Faust et Marguerite (Short)
 1911 Bill Bumper's Bargain (Short) (play "Faust")
 1910 The Beautiful Margaret (Short) (inspiration)
 1910 Werther (Short)
 1909 The King of the Alders (Short) (novel)
 1909 Faust (Short) (play)
 1900 Faust and Marguerite (Short) (play)
 1898 Faust (Short) (novel)
 1898 Faust and Mephistopheles (Short) (novel)
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Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Faust Parts I & II", was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England, with Michael Feast, Hugh Quarshie, James Hayes, Paul Bentall, Jeffery Dench, Kate Duchêne and Sophie Uliano in the cast. Michael Bogdanov was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe | Goethe | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Personal Quote:

[on children] If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. See more »

Trivia:

Great-great-grandfather of Bertie Higgins. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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