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Paul Kruger

Stephanus Johannes Paul Kruger (October 10, 1825 - July 14, 1904) was born in the Cape Colony into a family of Prussian descent. He was a prominent Boer resistance leader against British rule and became a became the first president of the Transvaal Republic[?] on December 30, 1880. Kruger died in exile during the second Boer War.

The Kruger National Park[?] is named after him, as is the Krugerrand coin, which features his face.

External link

  • Link to Kruger Park web page for a brief biography Paul Kruger (http://www.krugerpark.co.za/paul-kruger-history)

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