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Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
|State President of the Orange Free State
30 May 1902 – 31 May 1903
|Preceded by||Martinus Theunis Steyn|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Born||7 October 1854
Smithfield, Orange Free State
|Died||3 February 1922
Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State Province, Union of South Africa
|Spouse(s)||Cornelia Margaretha Krüger|
|Profession||Farmer, Boer general, politician|
|Nickname(s)||The Fighting General|
|Allegiance|| South African Republic (1880–1881, 1914)
Orange Free State (1899–1902)
|Years of service||1880–1881, 1899–1902, 1914|
|Rank||First Boer War
|Commands||Natal and Transvaal Kommandos|
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War
Christiaan Rudolf de Wet (7 October 1854 – 3 February 1922) was a Boer general, rebel leader and politician.
Born on the Leeuwkop farm, in the district of Smithfield in the Boer Republic of the Orange Free State, he later resided at Dewetsdorp, named after his father, Jacobus Ignatius de Wet.
Rudyard Kipling's 1903 poem Ubique mentions de Wet. De Wet was a close personal friend of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who commissioned a statue of him in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands.
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Christiaan de Wet monument, Hoge Veluwe, the Netherlands.
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