Paul Kruger becomes President of the independent Boer-ruled South
African Republic in the Transvaal. The descendent of German
immigrants to South Africa in the early eighteenth century, he had
held political posts in the colony since the 1850s.
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Editors. "Paul Kruger becomes President of South African Republic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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