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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 63,299 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan de Klerk is the 13,190th most popular politician (down from 12,533rd in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Jan de Klerk ranks 13,190 out of 15,577Before her are Emil Boc, Ahmose-Sitamun, Jules Malou, Dimitar Iliev Popov, Alahis, and Arturo Armando Molina. After her are Ntfombi of Eswatini, Juan N. Méndez, Jenő Fock, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, and Carl Swartz.

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Among people born in 1903, Jan de Klerk ranks 214Before her are Pierre Brossolette, Curly Howard, Guillermo Saavedra, Germán Busch, René Wellek, and Jaipal Singh Munda. After her are Jean Cavaillès, Dean Jagger, Jean Tardieu, O. E. Hasse, María Teresa León, and Nikolay Zabolotsky. Among people deceased in 1979, Jan de Klerk ranks 167Before her are Stan Kenton, Paul Meurisse, Heinz Erhardt, Igor Bondarevsky, Paul Paray, and Henri Anspach. After her are Sigrid Fick, Michael Wilding, Tommaso Landolfi, Mohamed Akid, Van McCoy, and Walther Müller.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Jan de Klerk ranks 87 out of 374Before her are Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), Claude Chevalley (1909), Chris Hani (1942), Max Gluckman (1911), and Frances Ames (1920). After her are Bruce Grobbelaar (1957), Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), Lesley-Ann Brandt (1981), Ian Scheckter (1947), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Trevor Rabin (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Jan de Klerk ranks 31Before her are J. G. Strijdom (1893), Nico Diederichs (1903), Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868), Oliver Tambo (1917), Walter Sisulu (1912), and Chris Hani (1942). After her are Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), Helen Suzman (1917), Goodwill Zwelithini (1948), Jim Fouché (1898), Pik Botha (1932), and Eben Dönges (1898).