British businessman and politician in South Africa
Cecil Rhodes Rank
Cecil Rhodes Rank
About Cecil Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes (The Rt Hon Cecil John Rhodes DCL) was a British businessman and politician in South Africa.
He was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia, which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after Rhodes.
His Personal Life
He never married. Some writers have suggested that Rhodes may have been homosexual.
In the last years of his life, Rhodes was stalked by Polish princess Catherine Radziwill. She falsely claimed that they were having an affair!
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Famous quotes by Cecil Rhodes
So little done, so much to do.Cecil Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes' Popularity
Cecil Rhodes was a famous British businessman and politician in South Africa, who was born on July 5, 1853. As a person born on this date, Cecil Rhodes is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (July 5) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1853).
People born on July 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Cecil Rhodes is the 448th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Cecil Rhodes' birthday, Cecil Rhodes is the 98th most famous British.
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