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Johann Faust
Public DomainJohann Faust - Credit: Anonymous German painter

Dr Johann Georg Faust (1480 – c. 1540) was an itinerant alchemist, astrologer and magician of the German Renaissance. His life became the nucleus of the popular tale of Doctor Faust, notably culminating in Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1604) and Goethe's Faust (1808).