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Jameson, Sir Leander Starr(Encyclopedia)Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, 1853–1917, British colonial administrator and statesman in South Africa. He went to Kimberley (1878) as a physician, became associated with Cecil Rhodes in his colonizing...
Jameson Raid(Encyclopedia)Jameson Raid: see Jameson, Sir Leander Starr.
Malindidzimu Hill(Encyclopedia)Malindidzimu Hill mälnddz´moo [key] or World's View, granite hill, SW Zimbabwe, 25 mi (40 km) S of Bulawayo. It was designated by Cecil Rhodes as the resting place for those who served Gre...
Leander(Encyclopedia)Leander ln´dr [key]: see hero, in Greek mythology.
Kruger, Paul(Encyclopedia)Kruger, Paul (Stephanas Johannes Paulus)kroo´gr, Afrikaans stfä´ns yhä´ns pou´ls krü´gr [key], 1825–1904, South African Transvaal statesman, known as Oom Paul. As a child he ...
Chamberlain, Joseph(Encyclopedia)Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836–1914, British statesman. After a successful business career, he entered local politics and won distinction as a reforming mayor of Birmingham (1873–76). Entering Parliame...
Jameson, Storm(Encyclopedia)Jameson, Storm (Margaret Storm Jameson), 1891–1986, English novelist and critic, b. Whitby, Yorkshire, grad. Leeds Univ., 1912. Descended from a shipbuilding family, she drew on her knowledge of tha...
Starr, Bart(Encyclopedia)Starr, Bart (Bryan Bartlett Starr), 1934–2019, American football player and coach, b. Montgomery, Ala. He was a quarterback for the Univ. of Alabama (1952–55), where he helped the team win the 195...
Starr, Belle(Encyclopedia)Starr, Belle, 1848?–89, American outlaw, b. near Carthage, Mo. Her original name was Myra Belle (or Maybelle) Shirley. Her family members were Confederate sympathizers, and her father was a farmer w...
Smuts, Jan Christiaan(Encyclopedia)Smuts, Jan Christiaan yän krs´tyän smts [key], 1870–1950, South African statesman and soldier, b. Cape Colony. Of Boer (Afrikaner) stock but a British subject by birth, he was educated at Vic...
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