Brothers Grimm

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm
Born on 04.01.1785 in Hanau
Died on 20.09.1863 in Berlin

Wilhelm Carl Grimm
Born on 24.02.1786 in Hanau
Died on 16.12.1859 in Berlin

The Brothers Grimm are regarded as the founding fathers of German studies and are among the most important intellectual personalities in German and European cultural history. The Kassel hand copies of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s “Children’s and House Tales” were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2005. „Brothers Grimm“ weiterlesen

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Born January 17, 1706 in Boston, USA
Died on 17. April 1790 in Philadelphia, USA

Benjamin Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, a diplomat and politician, founder of America’s first lending library, inventor of the lightning rod, self-employed printer, and throughout his life he wrote writings on various social and scientific topics. „Benjamin Franklin“ weiterlesen

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn
Born on 31.03.1732 in Rohrau
Died on 31.05.1809 in Vienna

Joseph Haydn, Kapellmeister at various princely courts, pioneer of Viennese classical music, teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven and many others, was the most popular European composer of his time. Among his countless unparalleled works is the German national anthem, which he composed in 1797. Growing up in modest circumstances, he achieved world fame through his talent and diligence. (Photo: Paris Opera) „Franz Joseph Haydn“ weiterlesen

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Born on 28 August 1749 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died on 22. March 1832 in Weimar

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is regarded as the most important German poet, outstanding personality of world literature and is also regarded abroad as a representative of the spiritual Germany. „Johann Wolfgang von Goethe“ weiterlesen