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Bentinck, Hans Willem [William], first earl of Portland (1649–1709), diplomat and politician, was born on 20 July 1649 ns at Diepenheim in the eastern Netherlands, the fifth of nine children of Berent Bentinck (1597–1668), lord of Diepenheim and drost (sheriff) of Deventer, and his wife, ...

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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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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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Engels, Friedrich [Frederick] (1820–1895), businessman and revolutionary leader, was born on 28 November 1820 in Barmen, Westphalia, the son of Friedrich Engels (1796–1860), a textile manufacturer, and Elizabeth, née van Haar (1797–1873), the daughter of a schoolmaster of Dutch origin. Frederick (as he came to be known in ...

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Hertzog, James Barry Munnik (1866–1942), prime minister of South Africa, was born at his father's farm, Zoetendal, near Wellington, Cape Colony, on 3 April 1866, the fifth son and eighth surviving child of Johannes Albertus Munnik Hertzog (1826–1895) and his wife, Susanna Maria Jacoba Hamman (1831–1921)...

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Hofmeyr, Jan Hendrik (1845–1909), politician in Cape Colony and newspaper editor, was born at Welgemeend, Camp Street, Cape Town, on 3 or 4 July 1845, the eldest of twelve children (seven of whom survived into adulthood) who were born to a farmer near ...

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Kruger, Stephanus Johannes Paulus [Paul] (1825–1904), president of the Transvaal, was born in the Cradock district of Cape Colony, probably on the farm Bulhoek, on 10 October 1825, the third child and second son of Casper Jan Hendrik Kruger (1801–1851), a farmer, and ...

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Lolme, John Louis de (1741–1806), political writer, was born in Geneva on 28 October 1741, the son of John de Lolme. Little is known of de Lolme's early life, aside from his education in law at the Collège de Genève and his qualification as a notary and soon after as an advocate in the 1760s. In ...

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Malan, Daniël François (1874–1959), prime minister of South Africa, was born on 22 May 1874 in Cape Colony on the farm Allesverloren, near Riebeek West, the son of Daniël François Malan (1844–1908), a well-to-do farmer, and his wife, Anna Magdalena du Toit (1847–1893)...

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Massue de Ruvigny, Henri de, earl of Galway, and marquess of Ruvigny in the French nobility (1648–1720), Huguenot leader, army officer, and diplomat, was born in Paris, probably in the Faubourg St Germain, on 9 April 1648, the eldest son of five surviving children of ...

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Nassau van Zuylestein, William Frederick [Willem Frederik] van, first earl of Rochford (1649–1708), soldier and diplomat, was born at Zuylestein near Utrecht and baptized on 7 October 1649 at The Hague, the elder son of Frederik van Nassau van Zuylestein and his wife, ...

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Smuts, Jan Christiaan (1870–1950), prime minister of South Africa, army officer, and writer on evolution, was born on 24 May 1870 at Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West in the Malmesbury district of Cape Colony, the second child of Jacobus Abraham (Kosie) Smuts (1845–1914) and ...

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...