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Frans Smuts

1916 - 1987

Frans Smuts

Author of historical publications
Professor of Latin at Stellenbosch University, 1951 - 1981

François 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).
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.
Cultural Activities:
Chairman of the Simon van der Stel Foundation (Stellenbosch branch)
Board member of the National Monuments Council and member of the Stellenbosch Tercentenary organising Committee


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
Wynland, 1969
Editor and co-author:
Stellenbosch, Drie Eeue - Stellenbosch, Three Centuries, Stellenbosch, 1979

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