Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, wielki poeta niemiecki, był także badaczem, uczonym, mężem stanu oraz sprawnym ministrem. Wywarł wpływ na rozwój nauki i techniki, w tym górnictwa i geologii. W tej pracy zarysowano sylwetkę Goethego, opisano filozofię jego pracy, życia oraz badań, a także wkład w rozwój górnictwa i geologii.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a great German poet was also a knowledgeable researcher and scientists, influential statesmen as well as efficient manager. His accomplishments and inputs into development of science and techniques including mining and geologist have been presented. Elements of his curriculum vitae as well as his philosophy on work, life, and science have been outlined.
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