Christiaan de Wet, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Christiaan de Wet

Boer general

Date of Birth: 07-Oct-1854

Place of Birth: Smithfield, Free State, Free State, South Africa

Date of Death: 03-Feb-1922

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Christiaan de Wet

  • Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 October 1854 – 3 February 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician. He was born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State.
  • He later resided at Dewetsdorp, named after his father, Jacobus Ignatius de Wet. De Wet is mentioned in Rudyard Kipling's poem Ubique.
  • He was a close personal friend of Helene Kröller-Müller who commissioned a statue of him in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands.

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