Common Features of the German States Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) Initiated the Protestant Reformation. Translated the Bible into German from Latin. The basis for a common German language known as‘High German’ Language
Literature The Brothers Grimm 1785 - 1863 They are among the best-known story tellers of folk tales from Europe, and their work popularized such tales as "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Sleeping Beauty", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", Goethe: 1749 – 1832 writer, poet, playwright. Famous for play: Faust
Philosophy Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Creators of the Communist Manifesto 1848. Fathers of communist economics and ideology. Immanuel Kant 1724 - 1804 he believed that all people are fundamentally rational beings For instance, holding the maxim kill anyone who annoys you and applying it universally would result in a world which would soon be devoid of people and without anyone left to kill. Thus holding this maxim is irrational as it ends up being impossible to hold it.
Music Famous composers between 1750 - 1825 Johann Sebastian Bach Ludwig van Beethoven Brahms Handel Mendelsson Strauss Wagner