Piet Joubert

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Commandant General, Acted as President of the Transvaal

First name: 
Piet
Last name: 
Joubert
Date of birth: 
20-January-1831,
Location of birth: 
Oudtshoorn,WC,SA
Date of death: 
28-March-1900
Location of death: 
Pretoria,South Africa

Acted as President of the Transvaal when the territory was annexed in 1877, joined Kruger and Pretorius to take up arms against the British. He led the commando that defeated the British at Laing's Nek, Ingogo and Majuba Hill. Joubert became commandant-general of the Transvaal and managed to crush the Jameson Raid in January 1896. He died soon after besieging Ladysmith, which proved to be disasterous, as opposed to what his younger generals had urged him to do.

Last updated : 21-Jun-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011

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