John Charles "Lion of Beaufort" Molteno (1814 - 1886)

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Date of birth: 05 June 1814 | Date of passing: 01 September 1886


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Sir John Charles Molteno, best known as Lion of Beaufort, was born on 05 June 1814 in London into a large Anglo-Italian family. Molteno immigrated to the Cape in 1831 at the age of 17, where he found work as an assistant to the public librarian in Cape Town. At the age of 23 he founded his first ... read more >

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