|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is buried in
the Ducal Crypt, Weimar, Germany, Europe next to his friend and fellow poet
Johann Friedrich von Schiller.
Tombs of Goethe and Schiller
Photograph by Androom
Somewhat against his inclination Goethe studied law at Leipzig
University. While a student he immersed himself in literature and
also suffered a haemorrhage.
In 1775 he was invited by the Duke of Sax Weimar to visit his
court - a place where Goethe was to remain for most of his life. He
Director of the Weimar Court Theatre from 1791 to 1817 and was also
Chief Minister for State for 10 years
Goethe's most famous work was undoubtedly - Faust - a
poetic drama which
he started at the age of 23 and finished shortly before his death.
In it he invented a new persona for the devil, endowing him with
courtly manners. ( Louis MacNeice
completed a translation of it in 1951.)