Johann wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749 in Frankfurt, Germany. It would be correct to remark he put german culture on the map. Famous for Faust, Heidelroslein and The sorrows of young Werther. Coined the phrase "pretentious, moi?". All in all, abit of a floppy sausage, and is still annoying people today through education and the Goetheinstitute.
It would be unfair to say he was useless, as he coined a phrase in german that translates as "lick my arse", genius.
"mmm, goethe was important, but a bit of a tool wasnt he?"
"yes he was!"
"nice hair though"