Martin Peter Friedrich Basedow (25 September 1829 – 12 March 1902), generally known as Frederick Basedow, was a native of Hanover, Germany who migrated to South Australia aboard the Pauline in March 1848. He was partner in Basedow, Eimer & Co., publishers of the Australische Zeitung, a German language newspaper published in South Australia, and represented Barossa in the South Australian House of Assembly from 20 May 1876 to 22 April 1890 when he was not reelected. He was Minister of Education in the Morgan Ministry from March to June 1881. He entered the South Australian Legislative Council for the electorate of North-Eastern District on 19 May 1894 and held the seat until 18 May 1900. Herbert Basedow, his youngest son, born in Kent Town, South Australia, was a well-known anthropologist and geologist.
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