Paul Kruger

1825 - 1904

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Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈkry.(j)ər]; 10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was a South African politician. He was one of the dominant political and military figures in 19th-century South Africa, and 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 1,355,871 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Paul Kruger is the 2,474th most popular politician (down from 1,899th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 12th in 2019) and the 3rd 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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Among politicians, Paul Kruger ranks 2,474 out of 15,710Before him are Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, John, Duke of Berry, Palamedes, Ivan Gašparovič, and Lluís Companys. After him are Palmiro Togliatti, Ephialtes, Servilia, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and Elsa Einstein.

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Among people born in 1825, Paul Kruger ranks 9Before him are William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Martin Charcot, Ferdinand Lassalle, Pedro II of Brazil, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Charles Garnier. After him are Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, Emil Erlenmeyer, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Henri Giffard, and Henry Walter Bates. Among people deceased in 1904, Paul Kruger ranks 14Before him are Eadweard Muybridge, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Friedrich Ratzel, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Gabriel Tarde, and Henri Fantin-Latour. After him are George, King of Saxony, Étienne-Jules Marey, Émile Gallé, Vasily Vereshchagin, Niels Ryberg Finsen, and Lafcadio Hearn.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Paul Kruger ranks 14 out of 312Before him are Elon Musk (1971), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), Miriam Makeba (1932), and Charlize Theron (1975). After him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Max Theiler (1899), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Paul Kruger ranks 3Before him are Shaka (1787) and F. W. de Klerk (1936). After him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), D. F. Malan (1874), and Abba Eban (1915).