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Shaykh Yusuf Marouff MP (c.1626 - 1699)

"Shaykh Yusuf al-Taj al-Khalwatt- al-Naqasar"

Shaykh Yusuf ['Abidin Tadia Tjoessoep] was born in 1626 of noble birth in Goa in the East Indies. He fought alongside and supported Sultan Ajung of Bantam, Goa, in his war against the Dutch. Twice Shay...

4/12/2010 12/19/2014

Sir James Percy Fitzpatrick MP (1862 - 1931)

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored t...

3/7/2013 3/8/2013

Jacobus Johannes ('Jim') Fouché (6 June 1898, Wepener – 1980) served as the second President of South Africa from 1968 to 1975. Born in the Boer republic of the Orange Free State (which became a Br...

8/7/2011 7/5/2012

Andrew Murray b2 MP (1828 - 1917)

Andrew Murray (9 May 1828 – 18 January 1917) was a South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor. Murray considered missions to be "the chief end of the church." Early life and education Andr...

12/29/2008 7/5/2012

short summary from Wikipedia Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon Spouse Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978) Issue: David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley L...

4/18/2007 7/5/2012

Dr D.F. Malan MP (1874 - 1959)

"Eerste minister D.F. Malan"

Daniel François Malan (22 May 1874 – 7 February 1959), more commonly known as D.F. Malan, was the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1948 to 1954. He is seen as the champion of Afrikaner nationalism. ...

9/29/2008 7/5/2012

Dr. theol. Martin Luther MP (1483 - 1546)

"" The Great Reformer""

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German theologian, professor, pastor, and church reformer, Luther began the Protestant Reformation with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517. In this ...

2/2/2008 7/5/2012

Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven, b8c5d4 MP (1873 - 1932)

"C.J. Langenhoven", "Sagmoedige Neelsie", "Kerneels", "Sagmoedige Neelsie (Gentle Neelsie) or Kerneels"

Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven (13 Augustus 1873 - 15 Julie 1932) was 'n Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, redakteur en politikus. Hy het as skrywersname C.J. Langenhoven en Sagmoedige Neelsie gebruik. Sy rol in ...

9/24/2011 7/5/2012

Johannes (Hans) Gerhardus "JG" Strijdom MP (1893 - 1958)

"Hans; JG; b3c2d1e12f2g9h2", "Lion of the North"

Prime Minister of South Africa, from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958 Source: J.G. Strijdom - Wikipedia

1/6/2011 7/5/2012

Why is Kitchener an Ambassador of Darkness ? He killed 27000 woman and children in his concentration camps during the Anglo Boer war.Read Emily Hobhouse's account of these atrocities below. Field M...

1/15/2011 7/4/2012

John Daniel Kestell, b4c2 MP (1854 - 1941)

John Daniel KESTELL the well known son of Charles Kestell is burief at teh VROUEMONUMENT, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. In his stepmothers will he is named as the person who inherited a dia...

4/17/2012 7/2/2012

Emily Hobhouse MP (1860 - 1926)

Emily Hobhouse (9 April 1860 – 8 June 1926) was a British welfare campaigner, who is primarily remembered for bringing to the attention of the British public, and working to change, the deprived condit...

7/2/2012 7/2/2012

Generaal James Barry Munnik Hertzog MP (1867 - 1942)

"Generaal JBM Hertzog"

James Barry Munnik Hertzog, better known as J. B. M. Hertzog (3 April 1867 near Wellington, Cape Colony – 21 November 1942 in Pretoria, Union of South Africa) was a Boer general during the second Anglo...

7/28/2008 7/2/2012

The late Captain Charles Goodyear, after whom Charles Street is named, who died on Nov. 21st 1910, was one of the first residents of Mafeking, for he joined Col. Warren's expedition and on disbandment ...

1/6/2009 7/2/2012

General Louis Botha MP (1862 - 1919)


Louis Botha (27 September 1862 – 27 August 1919) was an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa . He was born in Greytown (now in KwaZulu-Natal) as one of 13 children born to ...

9/8/2008 7/2/2012

Dr Chris Barnard MP (1922 - 2001)

"b2c4d7e2f4g6h3", "Chris"

g6 Adam Hendrikus * 20.3.1875 ≈ Knysna 27.4.1875, sendeling x Robertson c. 1910 Maria Elizabeth DE SWARDT * 27.12.1884 d.v. Abraham Jacobus de Swardt en Magdalena Sophia Lamprecht h3 Christia...

2/26/2010 7/2/2012

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

12/26/2008 7/2/2012

Sir Aaron Klug, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1982 MP

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Aaron Klug . Born: 11 August 1926, Zelvas, Lithuania. South African educated British chemist & biophysicist. Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1982, "for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy...

4/14/2009 7/2/2012

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 (tha...

6/14/2007 7/2/2012

Mahatma Gandhi, महात्मा MP (1869 - 1948)

"Bapu", "Mahatma Gandhi", "Gandhi Bapu", "Gandhiji", "Great Soul", "બાપુ", "bāpu", "Father Father of the Nation", "महात्मा"

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi , born 2 October 1869[1] – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent c...

5/20/2009 7/1/2012

Nelson Mandela MP (1918 - 2013)

"Madiba; Tata"

Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela (fondly known by his amaXhosa clan name, ‘Madiba’), served 27 years in an Apartheid Prison on Robben Island, emerging to become South Africa’s first democratically elected...

5/3/2010 7/1/2012

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has be...

2/18/2009 7/1/2012

Thomas Pringle MP (1789 - 1834)

1820 British Settler Thomas Pringle 31, together with his parents and 4 siblings, and his wife Margaret Brown 40, were members of Pringle's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Brilliant . Part...

10/14/2007 7/1/2012

Charles Roberts Swart, Staatspresident MP (1894 - 1982)

"C.R. Swart", "Blackie Swart", "Oom Blackie"

Charles Robberts Swart (Winburg, 5 Desember 1894 – 16 Julie 1982) was die laaste Goewerneur-Generaal van die Unie van Suid-Afrika van 1960 tot 1961, en die eerste Staatspresident van die Republiek van ...

5/20/2012 7/1/2012

Born at Bovenplaats, near Riebeek West on 24th May 1870 and died at Doornkloof, near Irene on 11th September 1950), statesman, soldier and philosopher, was the second child in a family of four sons a...

6/6/2009 7/1/2012

President Paul Kruger MP (1825 - 1904)

"'Oom Paul'", "Oom Paul", "Paul Kruger", "Paul"

Paul Kruger (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger and affectionately known as Oom Paul (Afrikaans: "...

11/19/2007 7/1/2012

Petrus Jacobus "Piet" Joubert MP (1831 - 1900)

"Kommandant Generaal Piet Joubert"

Junie 2015. New interesting book on Piet Joubert and the ABO(W). Oorlog Beeld by Jackie Grobler- Dosent/Lecturer in 'Historiese en Erfenisstudies. It is in Afrikaans- Kommandant-Generaal Petrus Jacobus...

11/29/2010 7/1/2012

John (Balthazar Johannes) Vorster MP (1915 - 1983)

"John", "Oom John"

Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 December 1915 - 10 September 1983), better known as John Vorster, served as the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1966 to 1978 and as the fourth State President of So...

6/29/2008 7/1/2012

Totius (TOE-she-us) was the pen name of the Afrikaner poet Jacob Daniël du Toit (Yah-kob Dun-ee-el doo-Toy) (21 February 1877 in Paarl, near Cape Town in South Africa – 1 July 1953, in Pretoria). The...

12/23/2008 7/1/2012

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) MP (1894 - 1972)

"David", "Edward VIII"

Royal house House of Wettin Titles and styles Royal styles of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Reference style: His Majesty Spoken style: Your Majesty Alternative style: Sir 23 Ju...

5/4/2007 7/1/2012

George VI of the United Kingdom MP (1895 - 1952)

"Bertie", "the Stammerer", "Albert Frederick Arthur George", "The King of England and Scotland", "George VI"

a short summary from Wikipedia: George VI King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions (more...) Reign: 11 December 1936 – 6 February 1952 Coronation: 12 May 1937 Predecessor: Edward ...

4/18/2007 7/1/2012

George V of the United Kingdom MP (1865 - 1936)

"Sailor Prince", "Georgie", "George Frederick Ernest Albert", "George V Frederick Ernest Albert Windsor", "George V"

George Frederick Ernest Albert By the Grace of God, king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India R...

5/4/2007 7/1/2012

Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom MP (1841 - 1910)

""Bertie" "Uncle of Europe""

Titles: Duke of Rothesay on 9 November 1841 Duke of Cornwall on 9 November 1841. 1st Earl of Chester [U.K.] on 8 December 1841.3 HRH Prince of Wales [U.K.] on 8 December 1841. 1st Earl of D...

5/4/2007 7/1/2012

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother MP (1900 - 2002)

"Queen Mum", "The Queen Mother", "Elizabeth The Queen Mother"

=The location of her birth remains uncertain, but reputedly she was born either in her parents' Westminster home at Belgrave Mansions, Grosvenor Gardens, or in a horse-drawn ambulance on the way to a h...

4/1/2007 7/1/2012

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (pronounced /ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/) OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieute...

8/19/2010 7/1/2012