Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German writer, poet, and playwright, among other things. He was well known for his epic novels and lyrical poetry. He was a participant in the Strum & Drang literary movement. His work "Gotz von Berlichingen" made him famous and his other work "The Sorrows of a Young Werther" marked the early phase of Romanticism.