The New International Encyclopædia/Brandt, Enevold, Count

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BRANDT, bränt, Enevold, Count (1738-72). A Danish courtier. He was born in Copenhagen, and studied law at the university of that city. He became assistant judge of the Supreme Court of Copenhagen in 1764, Koyal Chamberlain in 1769, and afterwards superintendent of the Royal Theatre. He acted as the companion of King Christian VII., but became involved in the catastrophe of January 17, 1772, and, together with his friend Struensee (q.v.), to whose advancement he had contributed, was condemned to death, his execution following on April 28, 1772.