Jan de Klerk

1903 - 1979

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Johannes "Jan" de Klerk, (22 July 1903 – 24 January 1979) was a South African politician. He was the father of F. W. de Klerk, the last apartheid State President of South Africa. As a member of the National Party, de Klerk served as interim State President for nine days following the retirement of Jacobus Johannes Fouché in 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan de Klerk has received more than 33,591 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 17 in 2019). Jan de Klerk is the 12,552nd most popular politician (down from 11,298th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from South Africa and the 35th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Jan de Klerk ranks 12,552 out of 15,710Before her are David Kabua, John A. Costello, Juan Bautista Topete, Jaime Torres Bodet, Walter Isaacson, and Bres. After her are Bernard Binlin Dadié, José Ballivián, Tina Anselmi, Kuupik Kleist, David Padilla, and Wu Xueqian.

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Among people born in 1903, Jan de Klerk ranks 226Before her are Johann Horvath, Anne Revere, Armand Blanchonnet, Millard Mitchell, Voldemar Väli, and W. V. D. Hodge. After her are Doca, Ferdinand Adams, Otto von Porat, George Koltanowski, M. King Hubbert, and Bernard Leene. Among people deceased in 1979, Jan de Klerk ranks 178Before her are Sigrid Fick, Ray Ventura, Klaus Egge, Eduardo González Valiño, Ermindo Onega, and I. A. Richards. After her are Jacob L. Devers, Nikolai Tikhonov, Paolo Barison, Henri Anspach, Carl Laemmle Jr., and Eduardo Astengo.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Jan de Klerk ranks 103 out of 312Before her are Oscar Pistorius (1986), Chris Hani (1942), Pik Botha (1932), Lesley-Ann Brandt (1981), Helen Suzman (1917), and John McDowell (1942). After her are Cecil Kellaway (1890), Louis Raymond (1895), John Kani (1943), George F. R. Ellis (1939), Devdas Gandhi (1900), and Phillip V. Tobias (1925).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Jan de Klerk ranks 35Before her are C. R. Swart (1894), Eben Dönges (1898), Jim Fouché (1898), Chris Hani (1942), Pik Botha (1932), and Helen Suzman (1917). After her are Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Tom Naudé (1889), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Grace Mugabe (1965), Mzilikazi (1790), and Helen Zille (1951).