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Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

(1781—1826) colonial governor and founder of Singapore


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(1781–1826).

Raffles was born off the coast of Jamaica on board his father's merchantman. He joined the East India Company in 1795 and was appointed to Penang where he rapidly ...

Subjects: British History.


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