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Steyn, Martinus Theunis

Steyn, Martinus Theunis märtē´nəs tö´nĭs stīn [key], 1857–1916, last president (1896–1900) of the Orange Free State (see Free State ), educated in the Netherlands and in England. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and served as a judge. As president he made an alliance with the Transvaal . He led troops against British forces in the South African War , and he participated in the peace conference.

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