Definition of Smuts, Jan in English:

Smuts, Jan

proper noun

  • (1870–1950), South African statesman and soldier, prime minister 1919–24 and 1939–48; full name Jan Christiaan Smuts. He led Boer forces during the Second Boer War, but afterwards supported the policy of Anglo-Boer cooperation. He commanded Allied troops against German East Africa (1916) and later helped to found the League of Nations.


Smuts, Jan