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Cecil Rhodes

Cecil RhodesAKA Cecil John Rhodes

Born: 5-Jul-1853
Birthplace: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 26-Mar-1902
Location of death: Muizenberg, Cape Colony
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, World's View Lookout, Matapos, Zimbabwe

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Business, Politician, Philanthropist

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: De Beers

Co-founder of the De Beers diamond company, and Governor of Cape Colony, the British-controlled settlement of southern Africa. Namesake of Rhodesia (the section of Cape Colony now known as Zimbabwe), and remembered in South Africa as an early architect of the separation of blacks and whites that was later called apartheid. In his will, left funding to establish the Rhodes Scholarship program.

Father: Francis William Rhodes (vicar)
Mother: Louisa Peacock Rhodes
Brother: Arthur
Brother: Herbert
Boyfriend: Neville Pickering (1882-86)

    University: Oxford University (1881)

    De Beers Co-founder (1888)
    Athenaeum Club (London)
    Bullingdon Club
    Freemasonry
    Risk Factors: Asthma


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