Bram Fischer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bram Fischer

South African lawyer and anti-apartheid activist

Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1908

Place of Birth: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Date of Death: 08-May-1975

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Bram Fischer

  • Abraham Louis Fischer (23 April 1908 – 8 May 1975) was a South African lawyer of Afrikaner descent, notable for anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of anti-apartheid figures, including Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial.
  • Following the trial he was himself put on trial accused of furthering communism.
  • He was sentenced to life imprisonment, and diagnosed with cancer while in prison.
  • The South African Prisons Act was extended to include his brother's house in Bloemfontein where he died two months later.

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