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Stamford Raffles

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles

Full Name: Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles
Profession: British Statesman and Founder of Singapore

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Colonist for Britian in the Far East

Born: July 6, 1781
Birthplace: On the ship Ann off the coast of Port Morant, Jamaica
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: July 5, 1826 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Historical Events

  • 1811-09-18 British East India Company force led by Baron Minto conquers Java, part of the Dutch East Indies, Stamford Raffles appointed lieutenant governor
  • 1819-01-28 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
  • 1819-02-06 Stamford Raffles founds Singapore as a British trading port

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