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 founder 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 208,582 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Sol Plaatje is the 14,698th most popular politician, the 184th most popular biography from South Africa and the 47th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Sol Plaatje ranks 14,698 out of 15,710Before him are Buddy MacKay, Lot M. Morrill, İsmet Yılmaz, Gábor Vona, Jan Björklund, and Liz Cheney. After him are Maxine Waters, Alexei Nemov, Alberto Vaquina, Sam Nunn, N. Chandrababu Naidu, and David Thompson.

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Among people born in 1876, Sol Plaatje ranks 163Before him are Zitkala-Sa, Carl Ruggles, James Larkin, James Scullin, William Farnum, and Susan Glaspell. After him is Sophia Duleep Singh. Among people deceased in 1932, Sol Plaatje ranks 118Before him are Francisco Lagos Cházaro, Ernest Mangnall, Howard Valentine, Edward Barrett, Charles Wallace Richmond, and Outram Bangs.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Sol Plaatje ranks 184 out of 312Before him are Kevin Anderson (1986), Peter Sarnak (1953), Phil Masinga (1969), Fatima Meer (1928), Lillian Board (1948), and Wayde van Niekerk (1992). After him are Theo de Raadt (1968), Robert Sobukwe (1924), Jerome Damon (1972), Reeva Steenkamp (1983), Trevor Noah (1984), and Amanda Coetzer (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Sol Plaatje ranks 47Before him are Helen Zille (1951), Ruth First (1925), Govan Mbeki (1910), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Zindzi Mandela (1960), and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (1955). After him are Robert Sobukwe (1924), Tony Leon (1956), Julius Malema (1981), Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (1963), and Mmusi Maimane (1980).