Family tree of Paul KRUGER

African politician

South AfricanBorn Stephanus Johannes Paulus KRUGER

State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal)

Born on October 10, 1825 in Bulhoek, Cape Colony

Died on July 14, 1904 in Clarens, Vaud, Switzerland

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Kruger was born on his grandfather's farm at Bulhoek in the Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received only three months of formal education. He became proficient in hunting and horse riding and contributed to the development of guerrilla warfare during the First Boer War. His father later decided to settle in the district now known as Rustenburg.

Kruger was one of the first to be confirmed into the Dutch Reformed Church which was established by Daniel Lindley in 1842.


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