Sir Dr Thomas Stamford Raffles FRS LLD
(1781-1826)

Died aged c. 45

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, FRS (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) was a British statesman, Lieutenant-Governor of British Java (1811–1815) and Governor-General of Bencoolen (1817–1822), best known for his founding of Singapore. He was also 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. He was also an amateur writer and wrote a book titled The History of Java (1817).

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Sir Stamford Raffles LLD FRS founder of Singapore lived here June 1825 to July 1826

Oak Cottage, Hammers Lane, NW7 4DY, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1825-1826)

On this historic site Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles first landed in Singapore on 28th January 1819 and with genius and perception changed the destiny of Singapore from an obscure fishing village to a great seaport and modern metropolis

N. Boat Quay, Singapore, Singapore where they landed (1819)