James Percy FitzPatrick, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Percy FitzPatrick

South African businessman and writer

Date of Birth: 24-Jul-1862

Place of Birth: King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 24-Jan-1931

Profession: writer, businessperson, politician, children's writer

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About James Percy FitzPatrick

  • Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, (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 the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld (1907).
  • As a politician, he defended British Imperial interests before and during the Anglo-Boer War.
  • FitzPatrick is responsible for the creation of the two minute silence observed on Armistice Day.

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