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South African Louis BOTHA

Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on September 27, 1862 in Greytown, Colony Of Natal, Union Of South Africa
Died: on August 27, 1919 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, Union Of South Africa


He was born in Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal) as one of 13 children born to Louis Botha Senior (26 March 1827 – 5 July 1883) and Salomina Adriana van Rooyen (31 March 1829 – 9 January 1886). He briefly attended the school at Hermannsburg before his family relocated to the Orange Free State The name Louis runs throughout the family, with every generation since General Louis Botha having the eldest son named Louis.

Botha led "Dinuzulu's Volunteers", a group of Boers that supported Dinuzulu against Zibhebhu in 1884. He later became a member of the parliament of Transvaal in 1897, representing the district of Vryheid.

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