Bromme. I. Trangott, a German traveller and bookseller, born at Anger, near Leipsic, in 1802, died Dec. 4, 1865. He settled in the United States in 1820, travelled extensively in Texas and Mexico, cruised in the West Indies as surgeon of a Colombian war schooner, and was detained at Hayti for a year as prisoner, but with permission to explore the island. Released and indemnified by the Colombian government, he returned to Germany, where he became a partner in Walther's publishing house at Dresden, and wrote a number of books on his travels in the new world. His Hand- und Reisebuch far Auswanderer nach Nord-, Mit-tel und Sud-Amerika, has passed through many editions. Transferring his establishment to Stuttgart in 1844, he continued to devote his attention, though not exclusively, to the same class of publications. II Karl Rudolf, brother of the preceding, born at Anger in 1804, died at St. Magnus, near Bremen, Jan. 9, 1860. He acquired distinction as a naval engineer, and having explored the greater part of the old and the new world, and made some new inventions and improvements in naval batteries, he received an appointment in the Greek navy in 1827, as first lieutenant.
He was eventually promoted to the command of a corvette and despatched to Candia to escort the Christian fugitives back to Greece. He projected the establishment of a naval academy, which was joined to the royal military academy, and both institutions were placed under his direction. In 1848 he was summoned to Frankfort to take part in the organization of the projected German fleet, and was appointed rear admiral of the German navy. After the dissolution of the fleet he engaged in writing his memoirs. In 1857 he accepted employment in the Austrian service, as engineer-in-chief in the navy, at Milan. He wrote several nautical and mathematical works in German, French, and English; also, under the nom de plume of C. K. Termo, Skizzen aus dem Leben eines See-mannes (1832).