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Christine Vulpius and Goethe produced a son, Julius August Walther von Goethe (25 December 1789 – 28 October 1830). He was chamberlain to the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar. He married Ottilie von Pogwisch (31 October 1796 – 26 October 1872), a highly accomplished woman. She later cared for Goethe until he died in 1832. Karl August and Ottilie had three children: Walther Wolfgang, Freiherr von Goethe (9 April 1818 – 15 April 1885), known as a composer of operettas and songs; Wolfgang Maximilian, Freiherr von Goethe (18 September 1820 – 20 January 1883), a jurist and poet; and Alma von Goethe (29 October 1827 – 29 September 1844). Karl August died while on a visit to Rome.