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CECIL RHODES (2 images)

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Cecil John Rhodes DCL (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was an English-born businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa. 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 colonialism and imperialism, he was the founder of the state of Rhodesia, which he named after himself.
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