Sir Stamford Raffles
Highwood House, Highwood Hill, Mill Hill, London

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Name: Sir Stamford Raffles
Category: Colonialist

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Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826).English statesman and colonial administrator.He served as Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811-15),and Governor-General of British Bencoolen,now modern day Sumatra (1817-22),but he is best known as the founder of Singapore,setting it up as a trading post for the East India Company,in 1819.He was also a co-founder & first President of the Zoological Society of London,& helped found London Zoo,barely months before his death (it opened in 1828)

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Years of Residence: 1825 - 1826

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Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826).British statesman,founder of Singapore,& co-founder of London Zoo,lived & died here.1825-26

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Highwood House
Highwood Hill
Mill Hill
United Kingdom

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