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Johann Georg Faust

Also Known As: "John Faustus"
Death: Died
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About Johann Georg Faust

Johann Georg Faust (English: John Faustus) (c1480-c1540), German astrologer & alchemist.


Dr. Johann Georg Faust ( /ˈfaʊst/; c. 1480 – c. 1540), also known in English as John Faustus (/ˈfɔːstəs/), was an itinerant alchemist, astrologer, and magician of the German Renaissance. His life became the nucleus of the popular tale of Doctor Faust from circa the 1580s, notably culminating in Christopher Marlowe's play The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus (1604) and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's closet drama Faust (1808).

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