F. W. de Klerk born on 18 March 1936 in Johannesburg to Johannes de Klerk and Corrie Coetzer. He is a citizen of South Africa. F. W. de Klerk was educated at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and North-West University. He died on 11 November 2021 in Cape Town from a mesothelioma at age 85 years, 7 months. He lived at Cape Town.
He was a South African politician.
F. W. de Klerk has had two spouses: Marike de Klerk and Elita Georgiades. He has one sibling Wimpie de Klerk.
F. W. de Klerk has worked as a politician and lawyer. He has been a member of American Philosophical Society. He has has won Nobel Peace Prize, Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, Philadelphia Liberty Medal, James Joyce Award, Honorary doctorate at the Haifa University, Gold Order of Mapungubwe and honorary doctorate of the Free University of Brussels.
F. W. de Klerk has held the position of State President of South Africa, Deputy President of South Africa, Minister of Education, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Energy, Minister of Sport and Recreation and Minister of Social Development.
He is also known as Frederik Willem de Klerk, Frederick W. De Klerk, Frederick De Klerk, F W de Klerk and FW de Klerk.