J. B. M. Hertzog

Prime Minister of South Africa J. B. M. Hertzog

Full Name: James Barry Munnik Hertzog
Profession: Prime Minister of South Africa

South Africa
South African

Biography: Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa from 1924 to 1939.

Throughout his life he encouraged the development of Afrikaner culture and was determined to protect Afrikaners from British influence.

Born: April 3, 1866
Birthplace: Wellington, Cape Colony, South Africa
Star Sign: Aries

Died: November 21, 1942 (aged 76)

Historical Events

  • 1910-04-27 Louis Botha and J. B. M. Hertzog establish the moderately nationalist South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers
  • 1914-07-01 General J. B. M. Hertzog founds the Free State National Party
  • 1924-06-30 J. B. M. Hertzog becomes Primes Minister, head of a coalition government between the National and Labour Parties in South Africa
  • 1939-09-05 J. B. M. Hertzog resigns as South African Prime Minister after losing a vote in parliament on neutrality in WWII

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