Gothe is noted for his poetry, novels, drama, theology, science, and paintings. His best-known work was Faust. Egmont is a play written in 1787 with music composed by Beethoven. Egmont is a Flemish warrior whose nemesis is the Duke of Alba. Egmont ends up in prison sentenced to death. Egmont final speech is a call to his people for freedom and to never give up the fight against their oppressors.