Frederik Willem de Klerk (gebore 18 Maart 1936) was Staatspresident van Suid-Afrika vanaf September 1989 tot April 1994, en vanaf Februarie 1989 tot September 1997 ook leier van die Nasionale Party, wat later die Nuwe Nasionale Party geword het.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1993 was awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa"
1993 Frederik Willem de Klerk: 1936-: South Africa. He released Nelson Mandela from prison and the two politicians worked together to bring an end to the policy of racial segregation. He had been a firm upholder of white privilege but realized that apartheid was leading to economic and political bankruptcy. Secret negotiations with Mandela and the ANC liberation movement led to a new constitution with equal voting rights for every population group in the country.