P. W. Botha

1916 - 2006

P. W. Botha

Pieter Willem Botha, (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈpitər ˈvələm ˈbuəta]; 12 January 1916 – 31 October 2006), commonly known as P. W. and Afrikaans: Die Groot Krokodil, was a South African politician. He served as the last Prime Minister from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive State President from 1984 to 1989. First elected to Parliament in 1948, Botha was an outspoken opponent of majority rule and international communism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. W. Botha has received more than 971,107 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,656th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, P. W. Botha ranks 2,638 out of 14,801Before him are Sergei Witte, Maroboduus, Władysław I the Elbow-high, Emperor Go-Daigo, Zhang Zuolin, and Salome Zourabichvili. After him are Carlos Kleiber, Klaus Iohannis, Peroz I, Antipater the Idumaean, Eadwig, and Kuniaki Koiso.

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Among people born in 1916, P. W. Botha ranks 32Before him are Robert F. Furchgott, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Sune Bergström, C. Wright Mills, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Virginia Satir. After him are Peter Weiss, Peter Finch, Paul Keres, Jacque Fresco, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Edward Heath. Among people deceased in 2006, P. W. Botha ranks 37Before him are Choi Kyu-hah, Johannes Rau, Lennart Meri, Giacinto Facchetti, Telmo Zarra, and Jack Palance. After him are Markus Wolf, Alida Valli, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Allen Carr, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and Nam June Paik.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, P. W. Botha ranks 16 out of 220Before him are Miriam Makeba (1932), Elon Musk (1971), Paul Kruger (1825), Jacob Zuma (1942), Max Theiler (1899), and Thabo Mbeki (1942). After him are Charlize Theron (1975), Sydney Brenner (1927), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), and Seymour Papert (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, P. W. Botha ranks 6Before him are Shaka (1787), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Paul Kruger (1825), Jacob Zuma (1942), and Thabo Mbeki (1942). After him are Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Jan Smuts (1870), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), and Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826).

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