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Pretorius

  

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1    Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus ('ɑndri:s wɪl'hɛlmys ja:'ko:bys). 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 (mar'ti:nys 'wɛsəls). 1819--1901, first president of the South African Republic (1857--71) and of the Orange Free State (1859--63)  
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Praetorius, pretor, Pretoria, Propertius

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