Goethe meets Napoleon

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In famous meetings, Goethe meets Napoleon refers to the 2 Oct 1808 meeting of German polyintellect Johann Goethe with French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; the incident depicted adjacent by Hillemmacher: [1]

Napoleon, a great fan of Goethe, who had read his Werther, supposedly, six times during battle. [1] Napoleon's famous greeting of the author was:

“Now here is a real man!”

Or, in the original French, "Voilà un homme!".

See also
● Goethe meets Beethoven
● Napoleon Laplace anecdote

● Napoleon Bonaparte and Johann Goethe (2010) – Hmolpedia thread.

1. (a) Gerard, Gengembre. (date). “Erfurt 1808: the Emperor Honours German Literature” (ΡΊ), Napoleon.org.
(b) Lewes, George H. (1902). Works: Life of Goethe (“Goethe at Ilmenau” (Goethe at mountain hut, color), photogravure from the drawing by Woldemar Friedrich, pgs. cover and ii; Portrait of Goethe, pg. 150; Goethe’s Interview with Napoleon at Erfurt, pgs. 312; “These were the Subjects which Occupied his Activity”, pg. 358; “More Light”). F.A. Niccolls & Company.

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