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Faust, -approximately 1540


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    • us: Faust, Doctor, -approximately 1540
    • us: Faust, Johann, -approximately 1540
    • us: Faust, Johannes, -approximately 1540
    • us: Faustus, -approximately 1540
    • us: Faustus, Georg, -approximately 1540
    • us: Faustus, John, -approximately 1540
    • us: פאוסט
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        (edtf) 1540~
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    • Faust, d. ca. 1540
  • Sources

    • found: Baron, F. Faustus, c1982 (subj.)t.p. (Faustus) p. 7 etc. (two names most often mentioned as likely to have been the historical Faust: Georg Faustus from Helmstadt; b. 1466-1467 in vicinity of Heidelberg; also known as Georg Helmstetter; Georg von Helmstadt; d. 1539?; other name suggested: Johann Faustus von Knittlingen; in addition: Johann Georg Faust; Magister Georgius Sabellicus Faustus iunior; Georgius Faustus Helmitheus Hedelbergensis; Doctor Faustus philosoph(us); Doctor Jörg Faustus von Haidlberg; Georgius Faustus Helmstet(ensis); Doctor Faust(us); Philosophus Faustus)
    • found: The History of Dr. John Faustus, 1807.
    • found: Britannica, 1978, vol. 4: p. 67(Faust; also called Faustus; the historical Faust died c. 1540)
    • found: Brockhaus Enzyklop., 1968, vol. 6: p. 94-95(Faust; Dr. Johann Faust; probably a real person named Georg Faust; b Knittlingen (Württ.) about 1480; d. Staufen im Breisgau betw. 1536-1539)
    • found: Kosch. Deutsches Lit.-Lex., 1949, vol. 1: p. 489(Faust; based on historical person named Doktor Johannes Faust; b. betw. 1480 and 1490 in Knittlingen bei Bretten or in Helmstedt near Heidelberg; d. 1536-1539 in Staufen im Breisgau)
    • found: LC data base, 6/23/86(old cat. hdg.: Faust (forename hdg.))
  • Editorial Notes

    • [SUBJECT USAGE: Use this heading for works on the historical person who may have been the basis for the medieval legend of Faust. Works on Faust, the medieval legendary character, are entered under the subject heading Faust (Legendary character)]
    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
    • [Non-Latin script reference not evaluated.]
    • [Old catalog heading: Faust]
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    • 1983-01-11: new
    • 2013-03-08: revised
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