Stamford Raffles

1781 - 1826

Stamford Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, FRS (5 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of the Dutch East Indies (1811–1816) and Lieutenant-Governor of Bencoolen (1818–1824), best known for his founding of modern Singapore and the British Malaya. He was heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stamford Raffles has received more than 771,988 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,678th most popular politician.

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Among POLITICIANS, Stamford Raffles ranks 1,678 out of 14,801Before him are Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Empress Lü, Bao Zheng, Hassanal Bolkiah, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, and Şah Sultan. After him are Seonjo of Joseon, Emperor Huizong of Song, Sancho I of Portugal, Harald Hardrada, Seljuk, and Johan de Witt.

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Among people born in 1781, Stamford Raffles ranks 8Before him are Eugène de Beauharnais, René Laennec, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Bernard Bolzano, Siméon Denis Poisson, and Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France. After him are Adelbert von Chamisso, David Brewster, Achim von Arnim, Anton Diabelli, Frederica of Baden, and Mauro Giuliani. Among people deceased in 1826, Stamford Raffles ranks 9Before him are John Adams, Joseph von Fraunhofer, René Laennec, Giuseppe Piazzi, Philippe Pinel, and John VI of Portugal. After him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Joseph Proust, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Nikolay Karamzin, and Frederica of Baden.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Stamford Raffles ranks 2 out of 98Before him are Bob Marley (1945). After him are Grace Jones (1948), Usain Bolt (1986), Peter Tosh (1944), Stuart Hall (1932), Marcus Garvey (1887), Jimmy Cliff (1948), Ben Johnson (1961), Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936), Liz Mitchell (1952), and Trevor Berbick (1954).