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

Died aged c. 45

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 Straits Settlements. Raffles was heavily involved in the capture of the Indonesian island of Java from the Dutch during the Napoleonic Wars, and the running of day-to-day operations on Singapore. He also wrote 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)