Smuts, Jan (Christian)

b. May 24, 1870, Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West, Cape Colony [now in South Africa]

d. Sept. 11, 1950, Irene, near Pretoria, S.Af.

South African statesman, soldier, and prime minister

(1919-24, 1939-48), who sought to promote South Africa as a responsible member of the

(British) Commonwealth.

At 16 he went to Victoria College (subsequently the University of Stellenbosch), where he studied science and arts

and obtained first-class honours in both.


J.C. Smuts, Holism and Evolution,

N & S Press, Cape Town, 1987, first published 1926.,5716,386199,00.html