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Sol Plaatje

1876 - 1932

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Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (9 October 1876 – 19 June 1932) was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. Plaatje was a founding member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which became the African National Congress (ANC). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sol Plaatje has received more than 248,934 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Sol Plaatje is the 16,014th most popular politician (down from 14,672nd in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 184th in 2019) and the 47th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Sol Plaatje ranks 16,014 out of 15,577Before him are Mohammad Reza Aref, Claude Bartolone, Adela Pankhurst, Peter Hultqvist, Alexey Ulyukaev, and Stanley Sadie. After him are Nadia Calviño, Pavlo Klimkin, Volker Beck, Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, Afzal-ud-Daulah, and Francis James Child.

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Among people born in 1876, Sol Plaatje ranks 177Before him are John T. Dillon, Gaston Peltier, Pietro Speciale, Lionel Tertis, Ernest Esclangon, and James Larkin. After him are Carl Albert Andersen, Gregory Mathews, Mary Ritter Beard, Susan Glaspell, John Mulcahy, and James Scullin. Among people deceased in 1932, Sol Plaatje ranks 127Before him are Frantz Reichel, Ernest Mangnall, Malcolm Whitman, Väinö Siikaniemi, Francisco Lagos Cházaro, and Peder Kolstad. After him are Charles Wallace Richmond, Howard Valentine, Fred Yates, Outram Bangs, Edward Barrett, and Émile Grumiaux.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Sol Plaatje ranks 163 out of 374Before him are Ilana Kloss (1956), Karel Schoeman (1939), John Langalibalele Dube (1871), Thomas Shardelow (1931), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), and Beyers Naudé (1915). After him are Bram Fischer (1908), Gordon Hodgson (1904), Grace Mugabe (1965), Enoch Sontonga (1873), Caster Semenya (1991), and Christian Gitsham (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Sol Plaatje ranks 47Before him are Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Ruth First (1925), Helen Zille (1951), Mzilikazi (1790), Zindzi Mandela (1960), and Ahmed Kathrada (1929). After him are Grace Mugabe (1965), Govan Mbeki (1910), Thomas François Burgers (1834), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955), Robert Sobukwe (1924), and Patricia de Lille (1951).