THE UNKNOWN VAN GOGH, the life of Cornelius van Gogh, from the Netherlands to South Africa

: Schoeman (C.)

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217pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015

 

A biography of Cornelis Van Gogh, brother to Vincent and Theo, who came to South Africa in 1889, aged twenty-two, and worked as an engineer. He sided with the Boers in the Anglo-Boer War and was a commando in the Free State. Suffering from fever, he was hospitalised in Brandfort in 1900, where he committed suicide.

Also available in Afrikaans.

Historian and journalist Chris Schoeman's recent books include "Boer Boy", "Brothers in Arms", "Angels of Mercy", "Churchill's South Africa" and "The Somme Chronicles".