Julius Nyerere was born on April , 1922 United Republic of Tanzania. The exact date is not known as no records were kept, but as it was raining, he was named after the rain spirit. His father. Chief Burito Nyerere, was a none too prosperous petty chief, living at Butiama near the eastern shore of Lake Victoria, with 22 wives and 26 children. Julius was the son of the fourth wife.