C Louis Leipoldt

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Birthday
28, 1880
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 12, 1947 (66)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1880
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 12, 1947 (66)

About

Remembered for his works in the Afrikaans language, this acclaimed South African poet of the early Twentieth Century also penned novels, children's stories, travel writings, recipe books, and plays.

Before Fame

After working as a journalist during the Second Boer War, he trained at London, England's Guy's Hospital and began a career in medicine.

Trivia

Common themes of his poetry include nature, wartime suffering, and the culture of the Cape Malay ethnic group of South Africa.

Family Life

He grew up in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, as the son of cleric Christian Friedrich Leipoldt and missionary's daughter Anna Meta Christiana Esselen.

Associated With

He was the personal doctor of publisher Joseph Pulitzer.