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Cecil Rhodes Biography 1853 – 1902


Cecil John Rhodes PC was a British mining magnate and politician in southern Africa who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896.

Rhodes was born in 1853 in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, the fifth son of the Reverend Francis William Rhodes (1807–1878) and his wife, Louisa Peacock.

The Right Honourable Cecil Rhodes PC

BORN: 5 July 1853

HOME TOWN: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England

PARENT: Francis William Rhodes, Louisa Peacock

DIED: 26 March 1902 (aged 48)

PLACE OF DEATH: Muizenberg, Cape Colony

RESTING PLACE: Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

CHILDREN: Thomas (1762-1856), William (1774-1843) and Samuel (1766-1822).

OCCUPATION: Businessman, Politician

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