andries w. jacobus pretorius


[pri-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-; Dutch prey-toh-ree-oos]
Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus [ahn-drees vil-hel-moos yah-kaw-boos] , 1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels [mahr-tee-noos ves-uhls] 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa. Unabridged
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Pretorius (prɪˈtɔːrɪəs)
1.  Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus (ˈɑndriːs wɪlˈhɛlmys jaːˈkoːbys). 1799--1853, a Boer leader in the Great Trek (1838) to escape British sovereignty; he also led an expedition to the Transvaal (1848). The town Pretoria was named after him
2.  his son, Marthinus Wessels (marˈtiːnys ˈwɛsəls). 1819--1901, first president of the South African Republic (1857--71) and of the Orange Free State (1859--63)

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