Van Der Post, Laurens

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Van Der Post, Laurens Gender: M
born on 13 December 1906 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Philippolis, South Africa, 30s19, 25e13
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Fisher
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British-South African writer, farmer, explorer, ethnologist, journalist, war hero, philosopher, humanitarian, conservationist, African expeditionary and guru-mystic who served as an advisor to British heads of state and other political leaders.

In addition, he wrote 25 books, two of which have been produced as feature films, and two more of which served as the basis for an award-winning PBS series. Imprisoned by the Japanese in Java during WW II, he wrote of his experiences, which were made into the movie, "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," in 1983.

Van Der Post was one of Carl Jung's closest friends, was very close to Prince Charles and was the godfather of Prince Harry. His autobiography, "A Story Like the Wind," was published in 1972.

Van Der Post died on 16 December 1996 aged 90, in London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Jung, Carl (born 26 July 1875)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 December 1996 (Age 90 plus two days)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes his letter of 8/84, "I believe it was about 2:00 in the morning but I can not be absolutely precise."


  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Godfather to Prince Harry of England)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Ethnologist, Conservationist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection