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Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine children of Abdul Arraman (also known as Rahman), small trader and civic figure, who was a patron of ...


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Abel, Clarke (1789–1826), naturalist and surgeon, was born on 5 September 1789, the son of Matthias Abel (bap. 1761, d. 1827) and his wife, Elizabeth Paul (1755/6–1826). After schooling at Merchant Taylors', he was educated for the medical profession and served as