See also:president of the Orange
See also:Free State, was the son of
See also:Sir Christoffel Brand,
See also:speaker of the
See also:House of
See also:Assembly of the Cape Colony . He was
See also:born at Cape
See also:Town on the 6th of
See also:December 1823, and was educated at the South
See also:College in that city . Continuing his studies at
See also:Leiden, he took the degree of D.C.L. in 1845 . He was called to the
See also:bar from the Inner
See also:Temple in 1849, and practised as an
See also:advocate in the supreme
See also:court of the Cape of
See also:Good Hope from that
See also:year until 1863 . In 1858 he was appointed
See also:professor of
See also:law in the South African College . He was elected president of the Orange Free State in 1863, and subsequently re-elected for five years in 1869, 1874, 1879 and 1884 . In 1864 he resisted the pressure of the Basuto on the Free State boundary, and after vainly endeavouring to induce Moshesh, the Basuto chief, to keep his
See also:people within hounds, he took up arms against them in 1865 . This first war ended in the treaty of Thaba Bosigo, signed on the 3rd of
See also:April 1866; and a second war, caused by the treachery of the Basuto, ended in the treaty of
See also:North, concluded on the 12th of
See also:February 1869 . In 1871 Brand was solicited by a large party to become president of the
See also:Transvaal, and thus unite the two Dutch republics of South Africa; but as the project was hostile to
See also:Great Britain he declined to do so, and maintained his
See also:constant policy of friendship towards England, where his merits were recognized in 1882 by the
See also:honour of the G.C.M.G . He died on the 14th of
See also:July 1888 .
JOHN BRAND (1744-1806)
WILLIAM THOMAS BRANDE (1788-1866)
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