Plato and Aristotle had only one thing in common: they had very few followers in their time. To his credit, Aristotle rejected the idea of personal immortality and of a personal God.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749) It was on this date, August 28, 1749, that Germany's greatest poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was born in Frankfurt am Main. Initially trained in the law, from age 16, he took to letters under the influence of his mother. He joined the rebels of the Sturm und Drang (storm […]