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Louis Botha (1862–1919) by Sir James Guthrie, c. 1919–21 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Botha, Louis (1862–1919), prime minister of the Union of South Africa and army officer, was born on 27 September 1862 at Honigfontein, near Greytown, Natal, the ninth child of Louis Botha (1827–1883), farmer, and his wife, Salomina Adriana Van Rooyen, both of whom had gone on the great trek as children. Until ...

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Caillaud, John (1726–1812), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Dublin on 5 February 1726 and baptized in the French (Huguenot) church in Peter Street on 16 February, the younger son and youngest of the three children of Ruben Caillaud (...

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Duras, Louis, second earl of Feversham (1641–1709), soldier and diplomat, was born at Duras, Guyenne, France, the sixth and youngest son of Guy Aldonce de Durfort, marquis de Duras, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, duc de Bouillon...

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Germain, Sir John, first baronet (1650–1718), army officer and politician, was born in May 1650, probably at The Hague, the son of John Germain and his wife, Mary Moll. His father was a private officer in the Dutch army and his mother reputedly a mistress of ...

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See Ginckel, Godard van Reede-, first earl of Athlone

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Ginckel, Godard van Reede-, first earl of Athlone (1644–1703), army officer, was born on 4 June 1644 at Amerongen Castle, Utrecht, the Netherlands, the only son of Godard Adriaan, first Baron van Reede (1621–1691), head of an old feudal family and a leading Dutch diplomat, and his wife, ...

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Godard van Reede- Ginckel, first earl of Athlone (1644–1703) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1692 National Gallery of Ireland

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Arnold Joost van Keppel, first earl of Albemarle (1669/7070–1718) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keppel, Arnold Joost van, first earl of Albemarle (1669/70–1718), courtier and army officer, was born in 1669 or 1670, probably in Gelderland, United Provinces, and was probably baptized on 30 January 1670 at Zutphen in Gelderland, the son of Osewalt van Keppel, lord of ...