Andries Pretorius, Pretoria founder reburied

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Heroes-Acre

Sunday, 31 May 1891

Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius after whom Pretoria was named, died in 1853 at his Magaliesburg home. His body was later exhumed and reburied at Heroes' Acre in Pretoria after General P.J. Joubert's requested the burial of famous Afrikaner leaders in the same cemetery.

References:
• Manfred, N. (1937), The Voortrekkers Of South Africa. From The Earliest Times To The Foundation Of The Republics, (London: Gordon and Gotch) pg 349.
• SAHO, 'Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius', from South African History Online, [online], Available at www.sahistory.org.za

Last updated : 26-May-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011