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Boevey, James (1622–1696), merchant and philosopher, was born at 6 a.m. on 7 May 1622 at Mincing Lane, in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-East, London, the first of two children of Andreas Boevey (1566?–1625), financier and elder of the Dutch church at Austin Friars...

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

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Brand, Sir Johannes Henricus [Jan Hendrik] (1823–1888), president of the Orange Free State, son of Sir Christoffel Joseph Brand (1797–1875), speaker of the Cape house of assembly, and his wife, Catharina Fredrica, née Kuchler (bap. 1797, d. 1868), was born in Cape Town...

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Burgers, Thomas François (1834–1881), president of the South African Republic, was born on 15 April 1834 in Langfontein, Camdeboo, in the Graaff-Reinet district of Cape Colony, the youngest son of Barend Jacobus Burger or Burgers (1775–1845), a minister, and Elisabeth Magdalena Theron (1792–1867)...

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Cyprianus, Abraham (bap. 1656, d. 1718), surgeon and physician, was baptized on 7 January 1656 in the Oudekerk of Amsterdam, the son of a surgeon, Allardus Cyprianus, and Sarah Beijerlant. Cyprianus studied philosophy at the Amsterdam Athenaeum, and in 1678, presumably intending to practise medicine, visited the famous ...

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Ent, Sir George (1604–1689), physician, was born on 6 November 1604 at Sandwich, Kent, the son of Josias Ent, a merchant and probable religious refugee from Flanders. He attended school at Veere, on the island of Walcheren, and at Rotterdam, after which he entered ...

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Fischer, Abraham (1850–1913), politician and lawyer in the Orange Free State, was born in Green Point, Cape Town, on 9 April 1850, the younger of the two sons of Johannes Jacobus George Fischer (1807–1861), a government official in Cape Town, and his wife, ...