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Botha, Louis, 1862-1919

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Personal name headingBotha, Louis, 1862-1919
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LocatedSouth Africa
Birth date1862-09-27
Death date1919-09
Place of birthGreytown (South Africa)
Place of deathTransvaal (South Africa)
AffiliationSouth Africa. Parliament. House of Assembly South Africa. Office of the Prime Minister
Profession or occupationPoliticians Prime ministers Farmers Generals
Found inMoore, D.M. General Louis Botha's second expedition to Natal during the Anglo-Boer War, Sept.-Oct. 1901, 1979: t.p. (General Louis Botha) p. 4 (commandant-general of South African Rep.)
LC data base, 3/22/84 (hdg.: Botha, Louis, 1862-1919)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed June 08, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Botha, Louis; political figure, prime minister, foreign military official, farmer; born 27 September 1862 in Greytown, South Africa; district field-cornet or militia official for Vryheid when the short-lived New Republic was incorporated into the South African Republic or Transvaal (1888); Vryheid representative in the South African Republic's Volksraad or parliament (1896); assumed the command of the Vryheid force and was appointed general, eventually rising to Commandant-General (1900's); in the middle of many of the war's decisive engagements, including the Battle of Spioenkop; championed a settlement with Britain; founded Het Volk, a reconciliatory Afrikaner party committed to unified white self-government of South Africa (1904); backed by English-speaking allies, became prime minister of the Transvaal (1907); first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, forming the South African Party with Jan Smuts (1910); died in September 1919 in Rusthof, Transvaal, South Africa)