Goethe, Julius August Walter

CHAMBERLAIN (GERMANY)
BORN 25 Dec 1789, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 28 Oct 1830, Roma
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Prima, 606 (= row 14, grave 53))

Julius August Walter Goethe was the only son of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His mother was Goethe's lover Christiane Vulpius. He studied law in Heidelberg and Jena. In 1817 he married Ottilie, Freiin von Pogwisch. They had three children but it was a difficult marriage.

He served from 1810 onwards as a chamberlain in Weimar. He lived in the shadow of his father, drank too much and without much enthousiasm he kept diaries of his travels. In 1830 he travelled to Italy with J.P. Eckermann. After Eckermann fell ill and returned to Germany he continued his travels in Italy. After a carriage accident in La Spezia he fell ill himself. He died in Rome where he was buried at the Protestant Cemetery. The medal on his grave was created by Thorvaldsen.

Family
• Father: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• Mother: Vulpius, Christiane

Related persons
• travelled with Eckermann, Johann Peter

Sources
Wikipedia (German)
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Cimitero Acattolico Sepolti

Images

The grave of Julius Goethe at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 


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Published: 8 Sep 2013
Last update: 8 Sep 2013