RHODES


RHODES
   (10), a Turkish island in the Mediterranean, 12 m. distant from the SW, coast of Asia Minor, area 49 m. by 21 m.; mountainous and woody; has a fine climate and a fertile soil, which produces fruit in abundance, also some grain; it is ill developed, and has a retrogressive population, most of whom are Greeks; sponges, chief export; figures considerably in ancient classic history; was occupied by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John for more than two centuries, and was taken from them by the Turks in 1523.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Rhodes — • A titular metropolitan of the Cyclades Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rhodes     Rhodes     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • RHODES (C. J.) — RHODES CECIL JOHN (1853 1902) Homme d’affaires brillant et grand homme d’État britannique, apôtre de l’expansionnisme colonial, nouveau conquistador, philanthrope, Cecil Rhodes a été aussi passionnément admiré que vilipendé. Fils d’un pasteur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rhodes — Rhodes, Cecil * * * (as used in expressions) Rhodes, Alexandre de Rhodes, beca Rhodes, Cecil (John) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rhodes —   [rəʊdz],    1) Cecil John, britisch südafrikanischer Kolonialpolitiker, * Bishop s Stortford (bei Hertford) 5. 7. 1853, ✝ Muizenberg (heute zu Kapstadt) 26. 3. 1902; wanderte 1869 nach Südafrika aus und erwarb sich dort seit 1878 im… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rhodes — Rhodes, IA U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 294 Housing Units (2000): 129 Land area (2000): 1.015765 sq. miles (2.630820 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.015765 sq. miles (2.630820 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Rhodes, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 294 Housing Units (2000): 129 Land area (2000): 1.015765 sq. miles (2.630820 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.015765 sq. miles (2.630820 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • rhodes — rhodes; rhodes·wood; …   English syllables


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