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 (prĭ-tôr′ē-əs), Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus 1798-1853.
Afrikaner soldier and politician who led the defeat of the Zulus (1838) and negotiated the independence of the Transvaal (1852). His son Marthinus Wessels Pretorius (1819-1901) founded Pretoria (1855) and was president of the Transvaal (1857-1871) as well as the Orange Free State (1859-1863).


1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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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Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus, 1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels, 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa.
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