Foremost German writer who wrote the poetic drama Faust, and The Sorrows of Young Werther.
As a child, he studied many different languages including Latin, Greek, French, Italian, English and Hebrew as well as dancing, riding, and fencing.
He is known as one of the fathers of German literature.
His parents were named Catharina and Johann Sr..
He had a great influence on the Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Jung.