1862 – He was born on the 27th of September.
1897 – He became a member of the parliament of Transvaal, representing the district of Vryheid.
1902 – He was the chief representative of his countrymen in the peace negotiations.
– He later worked towards peace with the British, representing the Boers at the peace negotiations.
1907 – His war record made him prominent in the politics of Transvaal and he was a major player in the postwar reconstruction of that country, becoming Prime Minister of Transvaal on the 4th of March.
1911 – Together with another Boer war hero, Jan Smuts, he formed the South African Party, or SAP.
1919 – He died on the 27th of August.