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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at Age 69 by Stieler.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) was a German writer and poet. Through his works he influenced the enlightenment of the neoclassical period. His drama also influenced the romanticism of the 19th century. His most famous works include Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werther.