Adriaan Nicolaas Petrus Pelzer
Academic, historian, authorDied when: 65 years 294 days (789 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Adriaan Nicolaas Petrus Pelzer (25 December 1915 – 15 October 1981) was a South African Afrikaans academic, historian, author and Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
He retired as vice rector and acting rector in 1980 from the University of Pretoria.Among books published are the following "The Afrikaner-Broederbond: First 50 Years (1980)" and "Verwoerd Speaks Speeches 1948–1966 (1966)".
He was also member of the "National Monuments Council" and in 1978 received the Laureate Award from the University of Pretoria.
The Laureate Award is the highest award granted by the University of Pretoria.From 1965 to 1978 he was vice-president and member of the executive committee of Northern-Transvaal Rugby Union, and lifelong member from 1979.