The politician Cecil Rhodes died at the age of 48. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
English businessman and politician who founded the South African state of Rhodesia, which is named for him. He was also the 7th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896.
He was born to Reverend Francis William Rhodes and Louisa Peacock Rhodes. He had one older brother who became a military officer.
Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
The real fact is that I could no longer stand their eternal cold mutton.
Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
Having read the histories of other countries, I saw that expansion was everything, and that the world’s surface being limited, the great object of present humanity should be to take as much of the world as it possibly could.
So little done, so much to do.