Christiane VON GOETHE

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GermanBorn Johanna Christiana Sophie VULPIUS

Mistress and wife of Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Born on June 1, 1765 in Weimar, Deutschland

Died on June 6, 1816 in Weimar (Allemagne)

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In 1788, when Christiane was a young woman of Weimar, Goethe addressed to her the Römische Elegien, an epithalamium. They lived together quasi-maritally from 1788 till their marriage in 1806, and afterward till her death in 1816, to the scandal of the ladies of Weimar and the vexation of Bettina von Arnim-Brentano. Friedrich Schiller's wife Charlotte von Lengefeld wrote of Goethe after Christiane's death, "The poor man wept bitterly. It grieves me that he should shed tears for such objects."



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