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12 April 1880

12 April 1880 is the date of birth of Christiaan Frederik Louis Leipoldt, famous South African writer and poet. His first volume, Oom Gert vertel (Stories by Uncle Gert), is viewed as one of the most important volumes of poems in early Afrikaans literature. Leipoldt, an extremely versatile person, was journalist in Cape Town before qualifying as medical doctor in London. During his stay in Londen he also attained several diplomas in cooking.
Vriende van Afrikaans: Dae uit ons geskiedenis, 2009, p 103