Goethite (FeO), named after the German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is an iron bearing oxide mineral found in soil and other low-temperature environments. Goethite has been well known since prehistoric times for its use as a pigment. Evidence has been found of its use in paint pigment samples taken from the caves of Lascaux in France. It was first described in 1806 for occurrences in the Mesabi iron ore district of Minnesota.
The Goethe-Institut (GI) (Goethe Institute in English) is a non-profit German cultural institution operational worldwide, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations. The Goethe-Institut also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes not only the exchange of films, music, theatre, literature, and the like, but also the values of civil society.
Radio Goethe is a radio program played live over KUSF in San Francisco. Pre-made hour-long selections are played over the following stations: CFUV: Victoria, British Columbia CFXU: Antigonish, Nova Scotia CHMA: Sackville, New Brunswick CHMR: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador CHSR: Fredericton, New Brunswick CJSF: Burnaby, British Columbia CKLU: Sudbury, Ontario KAMP: Tucson, Arizona KAOS: Olympia, Washington KBVR: Corvallis, Oregon KCFV: St.
Johann Peter Eckermann (September 21, 1792 – December 3, 1854), German poet and author, best known owing to his association with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was born at Winsen in Hanover, of humble parentage, and was brought up in penury and privation. After serving as a volunteer in the War of Liberation (1813-1814), he obtained a secretarial appointment under the war department at Hanover.
Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785, Frankfurt am Main – 20 January 1859, Berlin), born Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist. Bettina Brentano was a writer, publisher, composer, singer, visual artist, an illustrator, patron of young talent and a social activist. She was the archetype of the Romantic era’s zeitgeist, and the crux of many creative relationships of canonical artistic figures.
Goethe-Gymnasium is a secondary school in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. It is situated near the Hauptbahnhof. It is currently the only state funded school in Germany that offers students the option of taking International Baccalaureate examination. However, contrary to the IBO's IB programme, the final exam is offered in year 13, not year 12. The Goethe-Gymnasium offers Japanese as a third foreign language, which is rare in Germany.
Charlotte von Stein (December 25, 1742 - January 6, 1827) was a lady-in-waiting at the court in Weimar and a close friend to both Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe whose work and life was strongly influenced by her.
Heinrich Becker (1770–1822), German actor, whose real name was Blumenthal, was born at Berlin. He obtained, while quite a young man, an appointment in the court theatre at Weimar, at that time under Goethe's auspices. The poet recognized his talent, appointed him stage-manager, entrusted him with several of the leading roles in his dramas and consulted him in all matters connected with the staging of his plays.
Gottfried "Götz" von Berlichingen (c. 1480 – 23 July 1562), sometimes recorded Berlingen and also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, was a German Imperial Knight (Reichsritter), and mercenary. He was born around 1480 at Berlichingen in Württemberg to a noble family. He owned the castle Hornberg located near the Neckar River in what is now Baden-Württemberg.
The Goethe Tower is a 43-metre high tower built entirely out of wood on the northern edge of the woods of Sachsenhausen near Frankfurt am Main. After the Jahrtausendturm, the two towers of the Brück aerial testing facility, the Blumenthal Observation Tower and the Linsen Tower, it is the fifth tallest wooden construction in Germany, thanks to the addition of two antenna measuring stations.
The Goetheanum, located in Dornach, Switzerland, is the world center for the anthroposophical movement. Named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the center includes two performance halls (1500 seats), gallery and lecture spaces, a library, a bookstore, and administrative spaces for the Anthroposophical Society; neighboring buildings house the Society's research and educational facilities. Conferences focusing on themes of general interest occur several times a year.
The Goethe Prize of Frankfurt-am-Main (Goethepreis der Stadt Frankfurt) is a German literary award of high prestige (not restricted to writers, though) named after Johann Wolfgang Goethe. It was initially an annual award, but became triennial.
The Goethe House in the old town of Frankfurt am Main was the family residence of the Goethe family, most notably Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, until 1795. Johann Wolfgang was himself born here in 1749 to his parents, Johann Caspar Goethe, a lawyer, and Katherine Elisabeth Textor, daughter of the mayor (Bürgermeister) of Frankfurt. Johann Wolfgang lived here along with his sister Cornelia until 1765, aged sixteen, when he moved to Leipzig to study law, returning sporadically thereafter.
The Hansischer Goethe-Preis is a German literary and artistic award, given biennially since 1949 to a figure of European stature. Past winners include: 2005 Ariane Mnouchkine 2003 Cees Nooteboom 2001 Pina Bausch 1999 Ryszard Kapuściński 1997 Harald Weinrich 1995 Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1961 Benjamin Britten 1956 Paul Tillich 1955 T. S. Eliot 1951 Martin Buber Walter Gropius Carlo Schmid Manès Sperber Jean Starobinski Giorgio Strehler Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
Weimar Classicism is a cultural and literary movement of Europe, in a wider sense including Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Friedrich Schiller from 1772 until 1805; often concentrated on Goethe and Schiller during the period 1788–1805. Weimar Classicism was a literary movement in Germany to establish a new humanism. The movement was an attempt to synthesize Romantic, classical and Enlightenment ideas.
Albert Bielschowsky (January 3, 1847 – October 21, 1902) was a German literary historian (Literaturwissenschaftler). He is known for his writings concerning Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Bielschowsky was born in Namslau (Namysłów), Prussian Silesia, into a family of Jewish merchants. He studied philology in Breslau (Wrocław) and Berlin. Because Bielschowsky's work on Goethe was cut short by his death in Berlin, the series was completed by Theobald Ziegler.
The Goethe Medal, also known as the Goethe-Medaille, is a yearly prize given by the Goethe Institute honoring non-Germans for meritorious contributions in the spirit of the Institute. It is an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. The prize is given on March 22, the anniversary of Goethe's death. The first awards were made in 1955. In the intervening years, through 2006, a total of 312 women and men from 57 countries have been so honored.
Goethe is one of the collection of grape varieties known as Rogers' Hybrids, created by E.S. Rogers in the mid 1800s, and is the result of a cross of Carter, a selection of Vitis labrusca, and Black Hamburg (there are two varieties known by this name, but in this case it was probably Schiava Grossa), a selection of Vitis vinifera. It was originally known as Rogers No. 1, until Rogers named it after Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the German author, artist, and scientist.
The Goethe Society of North America (GSNA) was founded in December 1979 in San Francisco as a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of research on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) and his age.
Ulrike von Levetzow, known as Ulrike Levetzow, Baroness von Levetzow (1804-99) was a friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. She met him at Marienbad and Karlsbad in 1822 and 1823, when she was 18 and he was 73. The poet was so carried away with her wit and beauty that he thought for a time of marrying her and addressed to her the poems which he afterward called Trilogie der Leidenschaft. These poems include the famous Marienbad Elegy.