Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Marthinus Wessel Pretorius

South African politician

Date of Birth: 17-Sep-1819

Place of Birth: Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Date of Death: 19-May-1901

Profession: politician

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Marthinus Wessel Pretorius

  • Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (17 September 1819 – 19 May 1901) was the first president of the South African Republic, and also compiled the constitution of the Republic. After the death of his father, the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, in 1853, he was appointed as the Commandant-General of the ZAR (South African Republic) and moved from his farm Kalkheuwel, near Broederstroom, to the city of Potchefstroom.
  • He was the last Head of State of Potchefstroom between 1853 and 1856.
  • He was a South African Freemason.

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