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a former Portuguese gold coin.
An old Portuguese gold coin bearing a figure of .
Origin: From Iohannes, from Ἰωάννης, from .
a Portuguese gold coin of the value of eight dollars, named from the figure of King John which it bears; -- often contracted into joe; as, a joe, or a half joe
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. , Heb. Yhkhnn, Ykhnn, i. e., one whom Jehovah has blessed; hence F. Jean, E. John.]
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I owe all my knowledge to the German inventor, Johannes Gutenberg!
Johannes was something of a Renaissance man. First of all, artist. Then author, historian, archivist and even sort-of farmer. Above all, he was a thoughtful, loving and loveable human being who thought very deeply about the human condition
For nearly 40 years Johannes Meintjes has enriched the South African art scene with his personalised works which have the inherent quality of good art - the artist’s genuine feelings and moods can be felt in each brush or palette stroke…
[A] literary feat of objective narration by an Afrikaner writer was Sword in the Sand (1969), Johannes Meintjes’ narration of Gideon Scheepers’ death by summary trial and execution. In Meintjes’ hands, history enters the realm of epic narrative
Johannes Meintjes… is one of the more articulate South Africans of his generation. A prolific painter, he is also a fluent author in both English and Afrikaans. With unresting curiosity about South African national and regional history, he seems blessedly free from political or racial bias, and when he writes of nations or persons in conflict is alert to what is good or bad on both sides.
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