Brande, William Thomas, chemist, was born in 1788 at London. After studying medicine he sent a communication in 1800 to the Royal Society, which was published in their Transactions, and in 1809 he was elected a Fellow and became Sir Humphry Davy's assistant at the Royal Institution, succeeding Davy in 1813. In 1825 he was made superintendent of the die department in the mint. From 1816 to 1836 he was conjointly with Faraday editor of the Quarterly Journal of Science and Art; he also published a Manual of Chemistry and other works. He died in 1866.