Johannes Faust is a 16th century German scholar and sorcerer who made a deal with the Devil's representative, Mephistopheles. In the 1530s, Orlando was an apprentice to Faust. Soon afterwards, Faust was approached by a precocious thirteen-year-old nobleman Prospero, seeking for occult instruction. However, Faust's term with the Devil ends, resulting in him being carried to Hell.
Johannes Faust is the titular character of the German legend Faust and in Christopher Marlowe's play Doctor Faustus.