Cecil Rhodes

1853 - 1902

Cecil Rhodes

Cecil John Rhodes (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was a British mining magnate, and politician in southern Africa who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. An ardent believer in British imperialism, Rhodes and his British South Africa Company founded the southern African territory of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia), which the company named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecil Rhodes has received more than 3,768,213 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Cecil Rhodes ranks 5 out of 481Before him are Howard Hughes, Oskar Schindler, George Soros, and Pierre de Coubertin. After him are Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Ingvar Kamprad, John D. Rockefeller, Sepp Blatter, Aristotle Onassis, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1853, Cecil Rhodes ranks 2Before him is Vincent van Gogh. After him are Hendrik Lorentz, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Wilhelm Ostwald, Chulalongkorn, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, José Martí, Aleksei Brusilov, Ferdinand Hodler, and Albrecht Kossel. Among people deceased in 1902, Cecil Rhodes ranks 2Before him is Émile Zola. After him are Levi Strauss, Rudolf Virchow, Swami Vivekananda, Maria Goretti, Samuel Butler, Marie Henriette of Austria, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, and Albert of Saxony.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Cecil Rhodes ranks 53 out of 5,347Before him are John Dalton (1766), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Oliver Cromwell (1599), and David Ricardo (1772). After him are Ivar the Boneless (900), Richard Burton (1925), Alfred the Great (849), John Stuart Mill (1806), Virginia Woolf (1882), and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Cecil Rhodes ranks 1After him are Andrew Carnegie (1835), Richard Branson (1950), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Thomas Cook (1808), Stanley Rous (1895), Frank Williams (1942), Brian Epstein (1934), Vidal Sassoon (1928), Ron Dennis (1947), and Thomas Lipton (1848).

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