Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: British

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Sir Cecil John Rhodes PC, DCL was an English-born South African businessman, mining magnate, and politician. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world's rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%. An ardent believer in British colonialism, he was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which was named after him.

Source/Notes: He said these words on the day of his death. As quoted in: Life of Rhodes (1910) by Lewis Mitchell

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