The New International Encyclopædia/Brandt, Heinrich Franz

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BRANDT, Heinrich Franz (1789-1845). A Swiss medal-coiner. He was born at La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the Canton of Neuchâtel. After a short apprenticeship he went to Paris, where in 1813 he was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome. In 1817 he was appointed chief engraver to the mint in Berlin, and in 1824 he became professor and member of the Academy of Fine Arts in that city. A complete catalogue of the medals designed by him may be found in the publications of the Berlin Academy for 1845.