Shakespeare (William) was the most distinguished dramatic poet the world has had since the decline of Greece. He was the son of a wealthy woolen merchant at Stratford on the Avon, a market spot in the English. County Warwickshire, probably born on Apr. 23, 1564. His mother was a daughter of Robert of Wellington, and William of her ten children...

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe's time (1749-1832) and his contemporaries Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in the middle of the 18th century. He was born in 1749 at the time of enlightenment. Well-known contemporaries of his generation are Adolph Knigge (1752-1796) and Caroline Herschel (1750-1848). Born at the end of the 1740s, he lived a childhood in the 1750s and his youth in...

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