The New International Encyclopædia/Brandt, Max August Scipio von
BRANDT, Max August Scipio von (1835— ). A German diplomat. He is the son of Heinrich von Brandt (q.v.), and was born in Berlin, October 8, 1835. After serving in the army, he was made in 1860 member of a diplomatic mission dispatched to the Far East. From 1862 to 1875 he was in Japan as the diplomatic representative, successively, of Prussia, of the North German Confederation, and of the German Empire. From 1875 to 1893 he was minister at Peking, He is author of Aus dem Lande des Zopfes (Leipzig, 1894); Die Zukunft Ostasiens (Stuttgart, 1895); Sittenbilder aus China (Stuttgart, 1895).