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Raffles, Sir Stamford

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  • Raffles, Sir Stamford — ▪ British colonial agent Introduction in full  Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles   born July 6, 1781, at sea, off Port Morant, Jam. died July 5, 1826, London, Eng.  British (British Empire) East Indian administrator and founder of the port city of… …   Universalium

  • Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford — (1781–1826)    As a scholar, colonial administrator, and founder of Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles played an important role in creating the British Empire in the Far East. While serving with the East India Company in Penang, Raffles came… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Raffles,Sir Thomas Stamford — Raf·fles (răfʹəlz), Sir Thomas Stamford. 1781 1826. British colonial administrator who acquired Singapore for the East India Company (1819) and founded a settlement there. * * * …   Universalium

  • Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford — born July 6, 1781, at sea off Port Morant, Jam. died July 5, 1826, London, Eng. Administrator in the British East India Company and founder of Singapore. He joined the British East India Company at age 14, and his hard work won him an appointment …   Universalium

  • Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford — (6 jul. 1781, en el mar, frente a Port Morant, Jamaica–5 jul. 1826, Londres, Inglaterra). Funcionario de la Compañía Inglesa de las Indias Orientales y fundador de Singapur. Se unió a la Compañía a los 14 años y su arduo trabajo le valió ser… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • RAFFLES, SIR THOMAS STAMFORD —    English administrator, born in Jamaica; entered the East India Company s service, and rose in it; became Governor of Java, and wrote a history of it; held afterwards an important post in Sumatra, and formed a settlement at Singapore; returned… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Raffles (disambiguation) — Sir Stamford Raffles was a British statesman and founder of Singapore.Raffles may also refer to:Schools: * Raffles College of Design and Commerce, a private education provider in Sydney, Australia * Raffles Girls Primary School, an all girls… …   Wikipedia

  • Raffles — (spr. räffls), Sir Thomas Stamford, brit. Kolonialbeamter und Naturforscher, geb. 5. Juli 1781, gest. 5. Juli 1826, war der Sohn eines in Jamaika heimischen Schiffskapitäns, trat in den ostindischen Verwaltungsdienst, nahm 1811 als Sekretär des… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Raffles — Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford, geb. 1781, wurde 1805 von der Englisch Ostindischen Compagnie als Secretär des Gouverneurs von Pulo Pinang angestellt, nach der Eroberung von Batavia zum Gouverneur von Java ernannt, u. als diese Insel an Holland… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • RAFFLES (T. S.) — RAFFLES sir THOMAS STAMFORD (1781 1826) Fondateur véritable de la puissance britannique en Malaisie, Raffles est issu d’une famille pauvre. Né à la Jamaïque à bord d’un navire de commerce commandé par son père, il a commencé à travailler à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stamford Raffles — Infobox Person name = Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles birth date = July 6, 1781 birth place = Off the Coast of Jamaica death date = July 5, 1826 (aged 44) death place = London, England other names = known for = Founding Singapore occupation …   Wikipedia

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