Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom

Former Prime Minister of South Africa

Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom (also spelled Strydom) also known as J.G. Strydom or Hans Strydom (July 14 1893-August 24 1958)[1] nicknamed the Lion of the North,[2] was Prime Minister of South Africa from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958.[1] He was an Afrikaner nationalist,[1] and a supporter of apartheid.

Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
6th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
30 November 1954 – 24 August 1958
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byDaniel Francois Malan
Succeeded byHendrik Verwoerd
Personal details
Born(1893-07-14)14 July 1893
Klipfontein, Cape Colony
Died24 August 1958(1958-08-24) (aged 65)
Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Political partyNational Party

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  2. "Johannes G Strijdom". South African History Online. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.