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FORTEAN PERSONALITIES / MAGICK AND THE OCCULT:
Contemporary accounts disagree about the actual date, but all concur that Magister Georgius Sabellicus Faustus Junior, "Faust" as he styled himself, had been famous for decades throughout Europe for either fraud or true wizardry. He died in 1541. A wall plaque at the inn in Wilatemberg, Germany reads "One of the most powerful devils, Mephistopheles, whom he had called brother-in-law during his lifetime, had broken his neck, as the pact had expired after 24 years, and delivered his soul to eternal damnation."

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