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Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, Oil on canvas, 1817, by George Francis Joseph. Raffles (1781–1826) was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore & the London Zoo. He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch & French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars & contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. He was also an amateur writer & wrote a book titled History of Java (1817).

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Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, Oil on canvas, 1817, by George Francis Joseph. Raffles (1781–1826) was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore & the London Zoo. He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch & French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars & contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. He was also an amateur writer & wrote a book titled History of Java (1817).

George Francis Joseph - Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles - Stamford Raffles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia