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Faust is the protagonist of a popular tale that has been used as the basis for many different fictional works.
It concerns the fate of a learned gentleman, Johann Faust, who summons the Devil, who in the tale is usually called Mephistopheles, and offers to sell him his soul if the Devil will serve him for a given period of time.
Faust is also the German word for fist, although the name "Faust" may be related to Italian "Fausto" rather than the German word.
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Luther's friend Melanchthon stated that Faust studied magic at the university of Cracow, in Poland.
He was accused of practicing fl magic, additionally there are reports of Faust disparaging Jesus' miracles and boasting that he could do the same as often as he liked.
Faust was put to death in Staufen, Germany, Breisgau in 1540.
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 Faust » Johann Georg Faust
In 1507, Johannes Trithemius of Sponheim wrote that Faust was a con-man and a drifter who preyed on the gullible.
Faust had refused the monk’s offer of intervention and admitted having signed a pact with the Devil, and said that he trusted the Devil more than God.
Is is said that Faust had predicted that the Bishop of Münster (Franz von Waldeck) would capture the city of Münster, and that he correctly predicted the outcome of Philipp von Hutten’s Venezuelan expedition.
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 Faust History in the U. S. A.
Johann Faust was born in March or April 1642/43 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany.
Johannes George Faust was born 3 March 1738/39 in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Philip Faust was born in 1748 in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
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Faust was in the making over a longer period than the dates of publication would indicate, for Goethe worked with the idea for the greater part of his life, from 1771, when he finished the manuscript of the Urfaust, until 1831, when he ceremoniously sealed the completed Faust II.
Helena is a symbol of classical, ideal beauty and her union with Faust, the representative of the romantic medieval spirit, produces Euphorion, the symbol of Modern Poetry, the offspring of the union of the classic and the romantic.
Faust stands for every man who is inspired to action by dreams of power--both physical and intellectual--and who is prevented from becoming a victim of his desires by the very nature of his activity.
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 Interpretations of Goethe's Faust
Georg Lukács, a Hungarian literary critic and philosopher, is acknowledged as being one of the leading analysts and advocates of Marxist thought.
Heller lauds Faust as a lyrical masterpiece and a "pageant of the human spirit on its voyage through the ages." (Heller 91) However, because of its lyrical form, Faust cannot be defined as ‘tragic’ in the traditional sense of the word.
Faust can be classified as continually striving for something and misguided in his aims, but this alone does not mean that his experiences are tragic.
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 Faust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Faust ist der Protagonist einer Volkssage, die vielen verschiedenen fiktionalen Werken als Basis diente.
Sie handelt vom Schicksal eines Gelehrten, Johann Faust, der den Teufel herbeiruft und ihm anbietet, seine Seele zu verkaufen wenn dieser ihm für eine bestimmte Zeit als Diener zur Verfügung steht.
Ein mit Blut unterzeichneter Vertrag wird geschlossen: in den meisten späteren Versionen der Sage jedoch behält Faust seine Seele nach den Diensten des Teufels.
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 Johann Georg Faust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1534, the German adventurer Philipp von Hutten asked Faust to foretell his future before exploring the region around Venezuela; six years later he wrote his brother that everything had happened exactly as Faust foretold.
A German chapbook about his sins, popularly known as the Faustbuch (Faust book), was translated into English in 1587, where it came to the attention of Christopher Marlowe.
Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, in turn, was studied by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (though Goethe did not read Marlowe's play until after Faust Part One was published), and as such the fictional Faust came to overshadow the historical Faust, about whom little is known.
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 Johann Faust - infos.aus-germanien.de
Johann Faust (* vermutlich um 1480 - † unbekannt) oder, wie die älteren Quellen angeben, Georg Faust(us) war ein wandernder Magier, Alchimist und Wahrsager.
Eine Inschrift an der Fassade des Gasthauses "Löwen" in Staufen berichtet davon, dass Faust 1539 hier durch eine Explosion ums Leben gekommen sein soll, was jedoch aus anderen Texten sehr widersprüchlich ist.
Sie handeln vom Schicksal eines Gelehrten, Johann Faust, der den Teufel herbeiruft und ihm anbietet, seine Seele zu verkaufen, wenn dieser ihm für eine bestimmte Zeit als Diener zur Verfügung steht.
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 Horror Bob Presents: The Horror Review - Egregious Gurnow's Review of "Faust" (1926)
Their bounty is the favor of one aged Professor Faust (Gösta Ekman) who, against his better judgment after failing to find a cure via medicine for the recent plague which has struck the land (initiated by Mephisto), accepts omnipotence for “just one trial day” in the wake of the silence when he begged God’s assistance.
Faust returns to his study with the intention to commit suicide after being confronted with the sin he has committed but Faust diverts his attention with the offer of youth (Gösta Ekman again).
Faust goes into hiding as Gretchen is ostracized by her village as being ultimately responsible for her brother’s death.
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Johann Georg Hohenzollern (1525–1598) was the Margrave and Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia from 1571 until his death.
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Faust or Faustus is the protagonist of a popular German tale that has been used as the basis for many different fictional works.
The tale has some possible basis in a Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480-1540), who was born in the village of Knittlingen, Württemberg, and was granted a B.A. in divinity from Heidelberg University in 1509.
Franz Liszt was fascinated by the Faust legend, particularly with the character of Mephistopheles.
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 Johann Faust - Wikipedia
Sie handelt von einem jungen Mann namens Johann Faust, Sohn eines Bauern, der nach dem Besuch der Schule in Wittenberg Theologie studiert und den Doktorgrad erwirbt.
Juni 1535 wird Faust in der belagerten Stadt Münster das letzte Mal in Quellen erwähnt.
Faust verkörperte bei ihnen den Willen zum geistig-sinnlichen Abenteuer in einer eintönigen, überzivilisierten und naturfremden Welt.
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 Faust :: Legends : Gourt
Faust (Latin Faustus) is the protagonist of a popular German tale of a pact with the Devil, assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480–1540).
Dr Faustus - Faust Legend - Argument for locating the origins of the character of Doctor Faust in the figures of Doctor John Dee and Cornelius Agrippa.
The Faust Legend - Article by Lloyd Hawkins on the various historical expressions of Faust and history associated with the legends.
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 Harpa Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The historical Dr. Johann Georg Faust, the German magician and alchemist, was born between 1480 and 1540 at Knittlingen in Württemberg.
Faust’s poor reputation became legendary when in prison, in exchange for wine, he offered to show a chaplain how to remove hair from his face without a razor; the chaplain provided the wine and Faustus provided the chaplain with a salve of arsenic, which removed not only the hair but also the flesh.
Faust attempted magic as an escape from the sterile rationalism that surrounded him.
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Faust agrees on one condition: The adventure must culminate in a moment when he experiences the highest, most exquisite pleasure attainable by man. After Mephistopheles accepts the condition, they sign a pact in blood.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (approximate English pronunciation: YO hahn VOLF gahng fon GER tuh) was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1749 and studied law in Leipzig before turning to literature.
Faust shares in common with the rest of humankind an inborn desire to know as much as possible about the material and spiritual worlds.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Staufen im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, and the Death of Faust
Faust (c1480 - 1539), an actual historical figure who sparked urban legends in his own day, was reputed to have sold his soul to the devil for 24 years of prosperity and magical power.
Faust, however, was not the sort of person you might want in your castle; his reputation was far too unsavoury.
So Faust was domiciled in a room at the Gasthaus Loewe (Lion Inn) in the town at the foot of the hill.
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 Waardenburg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In this very house lived once the famous Dr. Johann Georg Faust, the sorcerer, alchimist, necromancer etc. This Faust sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and magic.
Faust was not a very friendly master, and he let the devil do things, the latter didn't like very much.
Once Faust emptied a two kilogram bag of bird-seed into the thorn-bushes and the devil had to pich up all the seeds one by one till it was two kilogram again, and so more.
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 Faust information - Search.com
It is widely assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480-1540), a dubious magician and alchemist probably from Knittlingen, Württemberg, who obtained a degree in divinity from Heidelberg University in 1509.
Faust Flag is the pseudonym for the drummer of The Pop Culture Suicides, which features ex-Marilyn Manson guitarist Zim Zum.
Faust is a notorious monster (in this case, a giant arcane "doll" (robot) creature) in Final Fantasy XI.
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 Final Fantasy XI - Faust - FFXIclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Faust is a character from Early Modern European literature.
Faust has become the archetype for people who make a pact with the Devil to gain something, usually knowledge or power.
The basic story is: An alchemist named Faust who has no real skills in his profession summons the Devil (in the form of Mephistopheles/Mephisto) and makes a deal with them, where he will serve Faust for a certain period of time, offering him supernatural knowledge and material items, but it will cost Faust his soul.
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 Faust History
Johannes B. Faust was born 18 July 1785 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
William Feick Faust was born 8 October 1847 in Center Township in Pennsylvania.
Stephen Carl Faust was born 25 February 1962 in Essex County, Massachusetts.
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 Johann Georg Schmidt ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Georg Friedrich Schmidt, Christ at the sick bed of the daughter of Fairo, 1767
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Johann Georg Pintz, Portrait of Johann Daniel Preissler, director of the Academy of Painting in Nurenberg, 17th - 18th century
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 Amazon.de: Faust 1/2: Bücher: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe 'Faust', Der Tragödie Erster Teil.
Lektürehilfen Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust 1 und 2.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe verbrachte 60 Jahre an der Vollendung eines Werkes, dass bereits mehrere Schriftsteller vor ihm faszinierte.
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Magister Johann Christoph Zerbst functioned as the officiating minister at the baptism of the...
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 Johann Georg Wieland ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Johann Georg Platzer - The Pleasures of the Seasons: Autumn c.
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 Faust Summary
The Faust myth first appeared in 1587 when it was published by an unknown German Protestant in a popular chapbook.
In sixteenth-century Europe, Faust was reviled as a godless man who, as a consequence of making a pact with the Devil, met a gruesome yet appropriate fate.
Faust(Latin Faustus) is the protagonist of a popular German tale of a pact with the Devil, assumed to be based on the figure of the German magician and alchemist Dr. Johann Georg Faust (approximately 1480 – 1540).
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