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Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey
Nickname(s) Koos
Leeu van die Wes Transvaal
Born (1847-10-22)22 October 1847
Winburg, Orange River Sovereignty
Died 15 September 1914(1914-09-15) (aged 66)
Langlaagte, Johannesburg, South Africa
Allegiance  Orange Free State
 South African Republic
 Union of South Africa
Rank General
Spouse(s) Jacoba Elizabeth (Nonnie) Greeff
Children 12 biological
6 fostered
Other work Member of the Transvaal Parliament, Delegate to National Convention, Senator

Jacobus Herculaas de la Rey[needs Afrikaans IPA] (22 October 1847 – 15 September 1914), better known as Koos de la Rey, was a South African military officer who served as a Boer general during the Second Boer War. De la Rey also had a political career and was one of the leading advocates of Boer independence.

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