The Goethe University Frankfurt (full German name: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) is a university which was founded in 1914 as a Citizens' University, which means that, while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt am Main, a unique feature in German university history. It was named in 1932 after one of the most famous natives of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Today, the university has 38,000 students, on 4 major campuses. Until now Goethe University Frankfurt has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners, including 8 graduates.
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“What is predestination? Answer: God is more powerful and wiser than we are, therefore he deals with us according to his pleasure.”
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