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Johann Christian Brandes (1735–1799)

Brandes, Johann Christian (brän’des). A German dramatist (1735–99); born at Stettin. He was an indifferent actor, but his dramatic compositions were received with great favor in his day. Some of his comedies possess very high merit; especially ‘Appearances are Deceitful,’ and ‘The Ennobled Shopkeeper.’ Shortly before his death he wrote a very instructive ‘History of his Life.’