Cornelius Vincent van Gogh (1867 - 1900)

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Nicknames: "Cor"
Birthplace: Zundert, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Cause of death: Suicide
Occupation: werkz. bij Z.-Afr. Spoorweg Mij
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About Cornelius Vincent van Gogh

Cornelius "Cor" van Gogh was the youngest of the Van Gogh children, but, like his brothers, he too died young. After the collapse of his marriage, Cor served in Johannesburg and died seven months after the start of the Anglo-Boer war. He was listed as killed in action in the Boer forces, but there are unconfirmed reports that he committed suicide.

Cornelis (‘Cor’) Vincent van Gogh (1867-1900) attended high school, and in 1884 became an apprentice at the engineering works of Egbert Haverkamp Begemann in Helmond. He worked in England for a while, in a factory in Lincoln, and in 1889 left for South Africa, where he worked for the Cornucopia Gold Company near Johannesburg. He also worked as a civil servant with the Netherlands South African Railway Company. In 1898 he married Anna Catherine Fuchs in Pretoria, but the marriage lasted only eight months. Cor fought as a volunteer in the Boer War. He committed suicide in 1900.

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May 17, 1867
Zundert, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands
April 24, 1900
Age 32
Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa