Josephus Suasso De Lima

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Josephus Suasso De Lima

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: December 19, 1858 (67)
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Geertye De Lima
Father of Anna Elizabeth Fredrica Geertruijda De Lima

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About Josephus Suasso De Lima

  • Josephus Suasso DE LIMA was born on 27 June 1791 in Amsterdam into a Portuguese-Jewish family. He converted to Christianity and became a member of the Hervormde Kerk. He arrived at the Cape in 1818. He was a teacher, translator, author, bookseller, printer, publisher and journalist. In 1823 he taught at the Evangelical Lutheran School . Later on he became a bookseller and printer, running the first Dutch bookshop at the Cape. In 1832 DE LIMA published the Kaapsche Almanak and, between 1833 and 1854 the Kaapsche Almanak en Naamboek. The Almanak was very popular. In 1825 he published Geshiedenis van de Kaap de Goede Hoop in the form of question and answer, the first history of the Cape published in Africa. On 07 January 1826 he published the first Dutch newspaper at the Cape, De Verzamelaar, which appeared weekly. In its first year it printed the earliest letters written in Afrikaans - those of Grietje Geldenaar and Hennepikker. In 1830 DE LIMA became insolvent and C.E. BONIFACE succeeded him as editor of the paper, which was renamed De Zuid-Afrikaan. He died in Cape Town on 19 December 1858.
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Josephus Suasso De Lima's Timeline

1791
June 27, 1791
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1819
June 30, 1819
Age 28
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1858
December 19, 1858
Age 67
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa