Andries Pretorius

1798 - 1853

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Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (27 November 1798 – 23 July 1853) was a leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the South African Republic, as well as the earlier but short-lived Natalia Republic, in present-day South Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andries Pretorius has received more than 212,919 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Andries Pretorius is the 7,764th most popular politician (down from 6,212th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Andries Pretorius ranks 7,764 out of 15,710Before him are Prithvi Narayan Shah, Fakhr al-Din II, Alfred Escher, Lucius Marcius Philippus, Jean de Roquetaillade, and Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve. After him are David Duke, Georgios Tsolakoglou, Æthelbald of Mercia, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia, and António Mascarenhas Monteiro.

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Among people born in 1798, Andries Pretorius ranks 19Before him are František Palacký, Josiah Warren, Thomas Hodgkin, Franz Ernst Neumann, Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Alexander Gorchakov. After him are Dionysios Solomos, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Jules Armand Dufaure, Macedonio Melloni, Massimo d'Azeglio, and Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud. Among people deceased in 1853, Andries Pretorius ranks 22Before him are Juan Donoso Cortés, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Frédéric Ozanam, Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Auguste Laurent, and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine. After him are George Onslow, Julius Jacob von Haynau, Mathieu Orfila, Anastasio Bustamante, Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Lionel Kieseritzky.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Andries Pretorius ranks 39 out of 312Before him are Peter Abrahams (1919), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Basil Rathbone (1892), Louis Botha (1862), and John Vorster (1915). After him are Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Kevin Carter (1960), Rory Byrne (1944), Manfred Mann (1940), Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795), and Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Andries Pretorius ranks 17Before him are D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Louis Botha (1862), and John Vorster (1915). After him are Dingane kaSenzangakhona (1795), Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819), Christiaan de Wet (1854), Oliver Tambo (1917), Marais Viljoen (1915), and Piet Joubert (1834).