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Cecil Rhodes Man and Empire-Maker

ISBN-10: 1406542091

ISBN-13: 9781406542097

Edition: N/A

Authors: Princess Catherine Radziwill

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Cecil John Rhodes (1853 - 1902) was a Britishborn South African businessman, mining magnate, and a politician. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today controls 60% of the world's diamonds and at one time, 90%. In the last years of his life, Rhodes was stalked by a Polish princess named Catherine Radziwill (1858-1941), born Rzewuska, married into a noble Polish- Lithuanian dynasty called Radziwill. Radziwill falsely claimed to people that she was engaged to Rhodes, or that they were having an affair. She asked him to marry her, but Rhodes refused. She eventually got revenge by falsely accusing him of loan fraud. He had to go to trial and testify against her accusation. He died shortly after the trial in 1902. She wrote a biography of Rhodes called Cecil Rhodes: Man and Empire-Maker which was published in 1918. Her accusations were eventually proven false.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English