Brunnow. I. Ernest Georg Von, a German novelist and advocate of homoeopathy, born in Dresden, April 6, 1796, died there, May 4, 1845. He was a lawyer and judicial officer at Dresden, but having in 1818 been cured of a disease of the eyes by Hahnemann's treatment, he resigned his position in 1822 and devoted himself to medicine and the dissemination of the principles of homoeopathy. He took a prominent part in the foundation of a homoeopathic association in Germany, and translated Hahnemann's Organon der Heilkunde into French, and, in conjunction with Stapf and Gross, his Heine Arzneimittellehre into Latin. In 1844 he wrote Ein Blick auf Hahnemann und seine Homoopathie. He was also the author of some lyrical poems and novels. II. Philipp, count, a Russian diplomatist, brother of the preceding, born in Dresden, Aug. 31, 1797. He entered the Russian service in 1818, became ambassador at London in 1840, and remained there till after the outbreak of the Crimean war. In 1855 he was sent to Frankfort as envoy to the German diet, the emperor Nicholas being displeased with his having deceived him in regard to the peaceful disposition of the English cabinet.
In the negotiation of the treaty of Paris, 1856, he assisted as one of the Russian plenipotentiaries, and in September he became ambassador at Berlin, continuing till March, 1858, when he resumed his former post in London. In 1864 he strove to promote the interests of Denmark at the conferences in London, and in 1871 he attended the conference for the deneutralization of the Black sea. In the same year he was promoted to the rank of count, after more than 50 years' diplomatic service.