Brion Marik (26th c.)
|Brion Marik II|
|Parents||Ian Marik (father)|
Brion Marik II was the seventeenth Captain-General of the Free Worlds League.
Brion Marik II underwent military training, but had the distinction of being the first Captain-General to be appointed to office for purely political purposes. That purpose was to represent the Free Worlds League in the Star League Council, a task for which Brion was well suited; he was a skilled administrator and economist, and following the Reunification War he worked closely with the Star League in the efforts to reconstruct the economy of the Magistracy of Canopus. Ironically, Brion's efforts to help the Canopians rebuild planted the seeds of extensive future economic woes within his own Free Worlds League, as a resurgent Canopian economy would compete in Free Worlds markets.
Marriage and Children
Brion had six children, three of whom would serve as Captains-General of the League, as would three of Brion's grandchildren. His eldest child Rhean was his only daughter; of his five sons, the two oldest, Quentin and Arthur would both predecease Brion, Arthur dying in a hunting accident in 2591 at the age of nineteen and Quentin dying in 2612. Brion's fourth son, Albrecht was assassinated in 2604, but his third and fifth sons, David and Ward would both serve as Captains-General, as would Quentin's son and two of Ward's sons.