Paul Kruger

1825 - 1904

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Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈkry.(j)ər]; 10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, was a South African politician. He was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and State President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. Nicknamed Oom Paul ("Uncle Paul"), he came to international prominence as the face of the Boer cause—that of the Transvaal and its neighbour the Orange Free State—against Britain during the Second Boer War of 1899–1902. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Kruger has received more than 1,712,863 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Paul Kruger is the 3,109th most popular politician (down from 2,902nd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 16th in 2019) and the 6th most popular South African Politician.

Paul Kruger was a Boer military leader and president of the South African Republic from 1883 to 1900. He led the Boers to victory in the First and Second Boer Wars, and is best known for his role in the Second Boer War.

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Over the past year Paul Kruger has had the most page views in the with 208,601 views, followed by German (35,126), and Dutch (18,811). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (405.16%), Anglo-Saxon (254.69%), and Pashto (252.08%)


Among politicians, Paul Kruger ranks 3,109 out of 19,576Before him are David of Trebizond, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Hystaspes, Kilij Arslan II, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, and Blaise Compaoré. After him are Haman, Ranavalona III, Razia Sultana, Herod II, Antonio José de Sucre, and Leopold V, Archduke of Austria.

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Among people born in 1825, Paul Kruger ranks 9Before him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Ferdinand Lassalle, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Charles Garnier. After him are Emil Erlenmeyer, Marie of Prussia, Dadabhai Naoroji, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Eduard Hanslick, and Henri Giffard. Among people deceased in 1904, Paul Kruger ranks 18Before him are Abai Qunanbaiuly, Eadweard Muybridge, Henri Fantin-Latour, Vasily Vereshchagin, George, King of Saxony, and Stepan Makarov. After him are Lafcadio Hearn, Étienne-Jules Marey, Mathilde Bonaparte, Émile Gallé, Norodom of Cambodia, and Georges Gilles de la Tourette.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Paul Kruger ranks 18 out of 454Before him are Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Max Theiler (1899), Charlize Theron (1975), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), and Thabo Mbeki (1942). After him are P. W. Botha (1916), Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), Sydney Brenner (1927), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), and Steve Biko (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Paul Kruger ranks 6Before him are F. W. de Klerk (1936), Shaka (1787), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Jacob Zuma (1942), and Thabo Mbeki (1942). After him are P. W. Botha (1916), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), D. F. Malan (1874), Jan Smuts (1870), Abba Eban (1915), and Kgalema Motlanthe (1949).