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Doktor Johannes Faust

* ca. 1480 Knittlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
+ ca. 1541 Staufen im Breisgau,


Doktor Johannes Faust

Johann Georg Faust, also known in English as John Faustus,
was a German itinerant alchemist, astrologer and magician of the German Renaissance.

Doctor Faust became the subject of folk legend in the decades after his death,
and was notably adapted by Christopher Marlowe in his play The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus (1604).
The Faustbuch tradition survived throughout the early modern period,
and the legend was again adapted in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's drama Faust (1808),
Hector Berlioz's musical composition La damnation de Faust (premiered 1846),
and Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony of 1857.

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