BirthdayMay 24, 1870

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Jan Smuts

    Full name: Jan Smuts
    Also known as: Jan Christian Smuts, Jan Christiaan Smuts, Smuts, Jan Christian
    Education: Cambridge University
    Professions: South African politician and general
    Nationality: South African
    Work: Leader of the South African Party

  2. Jan Smuts Death information

    Died: Monday, 11th of September, 1950 (Age: 80)

  3. Jan Smuts Biography

    Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS, PC (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. He was a supporter of racial segregation based on separate territory for blacks and whites.He led the Boer Commando in the Second Boer War for the Transvaal. During the First World War, he led the armies of South Africa against Germany, capturing German South-West Africa and commanding the British Army in East Africa. From 1917 to 1919, he was also one of the members of the British War Cabinet. He became a field marshal in the British Army in 1941, and served in the Imperial War Cabinet under Winston Churchill. He was the only person to sign both of the peace treaties ending the First and Second World Wars.

  4. Jan Smuts Family

    Spouse: Issie Krige
    Childrens: Louis, Santa, Cato, Japie, Jannie, Sylma

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