Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born on August 28, 1749 at Frankfort-on-Maine, Germany. Goethe was a philosopher, poet, and dramatist who is best known for authoring Götz von Berlichingen and Faust. Goethe was also renown for his service as Minister of State for Weimer, Germany. References to the Fraternity of Freemasons were notable in Goethe’s literary works, namely the Masonic Shield and The hidden meaning. It is said that his last words were “More Light!”. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was Initiated on June 3, 1780 at Lodge Amelia in Weimer, Germany. Brother Goethe was called from labor on March 22, 1832.