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Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus
[ahn-drees vil-hel-moo s yah-kaw-boo s] /ˈɑn dris vɪlˈhɛl mʊs yɑˈkɔ bʊs/ (Show IPA), 1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels
[mahr-tee-noo s ves-uh ls] /mɑrˈti nʊs ˈvɛs əls/ (Show IPA) 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa.
Historical Examples

Pretorius Brothers’ diamond-importing house in Amsterdam, Holland.
The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons James Francis Thierry

According to Pretorius, the conference was an unsatisfactory one.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) Louis Creswicke

The latter added to the difficulties of the situation by suggesting to Pretorius that now was his time to avenge Boomplaatz.
South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I J. Castell Hopkins

Pretorius and his burghers met the Zulu forces at a river then unnamed.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

A word or two of this Pretorius, after whom the now notable town of Pretoria was named.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) Louis Creswicke

The church promised by Pretorius was built in 1841, three years later.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

The Boers, four hundred in number, were sent by the late Mr. Pretorius to attack the Bakwains in 1852.
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa David Livingstone

Pretorius, however, gave him 48 hours’ notice to quit the Republic.
A Century of Wrong F. W. Reitz

Very soon after Pretorius had sent the marauding party against Kolobeng, he was called away to the tribunal of infinite justice.
Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa David Livingstone

No sooner was the proclamation generally known than the horde of Pretorius’ followers flew to arms.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) Louis Creswicke

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
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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