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Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870–1950) by Elliott & Fry, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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 ...


Wet, Christiaan Rudolph de (1854–1922), army officer and politician in the Orange Free State, born at Leeuwkop, Smithfield district, in the Orange Free State, on 7 October 1854, was the sixth son of Jacobus Ignatius de Wet, of Dewetsdorp, and Aletta Susanna Margaretha Strijdom...