Frans Smuts1916 - 1987
Author of historical
publicationsFrançois Smuts was born on 1 April 1916 on the farm Bontevlei, near Stellenbosch. He matriculated from Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, and
studied at the universities of
Stellenbosch (MA) and Utrecht (D Litt - Title of thesis: Die Etiek van Seneca).
Professor of Latin at Stellenbosch University, 1951 - 1981
He was lecturing Latin at Stellenbosch University since 1938. Professor from 1.7.1951 - 31.12.1981.
In 1943 he married Kotie Stander and they had three children. Frans Smuts died on 27 March 1987.
Chairman of the Simon van der Stel Foundation (Stellenbosch branch)
Board member of the National Monuments Council and member of the Stellenbosch Tercentenary organising CommitteeAwards:
Gold Medal from the National Monuments Council 1968
Special Academy award for maintenance of culture (Kultuurbewaaring) 1979
Numerous Book contributions, academic and popular articles
Stellenbosch 1866-1966, 1966
Gees van die Wingerd, 1968
Editor and co-author:
Stellenbosch, Drie Eeue - Stellenbosch, Three Centuries, Stellenbosch, 1979
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