Laurens van der Post

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1906 – 1996

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Who was Laurens van der Post?

Sir Laurens Jan van der Post, CBE was a 20th-century Afrikaner author, farmer, war hero, political adviser to British heads of government, close friend of Prince Charles, godfather of Prince William, educator, journalist, humanitarian, philosopher, explorer and conservationist.

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Born
Dec 13, 1906
Philippolis, Free State
Also known as
  • Sir Laurens Jan van der Post
  • Sir Laurens Jan van der Post, CBE
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • South Africa
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Grey College, Bloemfontein
Died
Dec 16, 1996
London
Resting place
Philippolis, Free State

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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