Pretorius
biographical name Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus 1798-1853 & his son Marthinus Wessels 1819-1901 South African Dutch colonizers & soldiers

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  • Pretorius — may mean:*André Pretorius, South African rugby player *Andries Pretorius (1799 1853), Boer leader *Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819 1901), his son, first president of the South African Republic: a Boer republic also often known as the Transvaal… …   Wikipedia

  • Pretorius — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: André Pretorius, südafrikanischer Rugby Spieler Andries Pretorius (1798–1853), burischer Politiker und Gründer der Südafrikanischen Republik Jackie Pretorius, südafrikanischer Rennfahrer Marthinus Wessel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pretorius — Pretorius, Andries Pretorius, Martin …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pretorĭus — Pretorĭus, Marthinus Wessels, Burenführer, geb. 1818, gest. 19. Mai 1901, Sohn des Andries P. (gest. 1853), der am 16. Dez. 1838 den Suluhäuptling Dingaan geschlagen hatte, war 1857–71 erster Präsident der Südafrikanischen Republik, 1860 bis 1863 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pretorius — (Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus) (1798 1853) homme politique sud africain. Victorieux des Zoulous à la bataille de Blood River (1838), il fonda la Rép. du Natal (annexée par la G. B.), puis la Rép. du Transvaal. Il donna son nom à la ville de Pretoria …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pretorius — Recorded in several forms including Praetor, Praetorius, Pratorius, Pretorius, (German), and in English Preater, Preter and Pretor, this is a surname of Germanic origins although the ultimate origin is the Roman (Latin) word praetor . This… …   Surnames reference

  • Pretorius — /pri tawr ee euhs, tohr /; Du. /prdday toh rddee oos /, n. Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus /ahn drddees vil hel moos yah kaw boos/, 1799 1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels /mahrdd tee noos ves euhls/, 1819 1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South… …   Universalium

  • Pretorius — (USA)    Contemporary bondage and domination eroto comics illustrator. Creator of Pleasure bound …   Dictionary of erotic artists: painters, sculptors, printmakers, graphic designers and illustrators

  • Pretorius — Praetorius …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Pretorius — Pre•to•ri•us [[t]prɪˈtɔr i əs, ˈtoʊr [/t]] n. big Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus, 1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels, 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa …   From formal English to slang

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