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Brandt, Sebastian, author, was born in 1458 at Strasburg. After studying at Basel, he became one of the leading lecturers there, and the Emperor Maximilian appointed him one of his councillors. He is famous as the author of the Narrenschiff, or Ship of Fools, one of the most popular books of the time. It has been translated into all the languages of Europe. Brandt died at Strasburg in 1521.