Paul Kruger becomes President of South African Republic (38 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


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.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Editors. "Paul Kruger becomes President of South African Republic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 21 January 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.