Brandt (Brant) Wilhelm Ivanovich
of Arkhangelsk, merchant I guild, Dutch, Hanover, Danish and Bremen
consul in Arkhangelsk.
Born in Hamburg in a broker family, in 1793 he arrived in
Arkhangelsk and until 1798 served in the Arkhangelsk trading company
of A. Becker.
In 1802, Brandt, together with his father Jacob and on equal
footing with the merchant Rodde, founded a trading house that was
engaged in the import of colonial goods and the export of Russian
In 1809, Brandt took Russian citizenship and was
enrolled in the first guild merchants.
He founded the Wilhelm Brant trading company in Arkhangelsk, which
quickly began to flourish.
For some reason, Brandt stopped commercial activities, left
Arkhangelsk, but four years later he returned and quickly regained
his position, becoming one of the richest people in the city. He
organized the production of sugar, was the owner of a number of
sawmills and woodworking enterprises in the Arkhangelsk, Olonets,
St. Petersburg and Kostroma provinces, two shipyards, rope factory,
was a member of the St. Petersburg Accounting Bank, chairman of
numerous industrial partnerships. Interested
in the development of the Novaya Zemlya fields Brandt together with
a major Arkhangelsk official P.I. Klokov
(named after him Pakhtusov Bay,
the river on
the Kara bank of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya) provided the
equipment for the expedition of P.K.
Suddenly died a few days before the departure of the expedition. He
was buried at the Kuznechevsky
Cape and Bay on
the east coast of the southern island of New Earth. He
was described and named Pakhtusov in 1833.