Goethe voted greatest German
The Local · 27 Aug 2011, 13:37
Published: 27 Aug 2011 13:37 GMT+02:00
The author of "The Sorrows of Young Werther" and "Faust", who died in 1832,
received the most votes in a poll of 2,000 people for the daily Bild newspaper, said the Forsa institute which conducted the survey.
The only living people to receive votes were the country's longest-serving leader Helmut Kohl (from 1982 to 1998), in fifth place, and ex-Social Democratic Party leader Helmut Schmidt (from 1974 to 1982) in seventh.
Adenauer was West Germany's first chancellor after World War II, 1949-63.