Sir Thomas Raffles


Sir Thomas Raffles
noun
British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑administrator, ↑executive

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  • Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford — (1781–1826)    As a scholar, colonial administrator, and founder of Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles played an important role in creating the British Empire in the Far East. While serving with the East India Company in Penang, Raffles came… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Raffles,Sir Thomas Stamford — Raf·fles (răfʹəlz), Sir Thomas Stamford. 1781 1826. British colonial administrator who acquired Singapore for the East India Company (1819) and founded a settlement there. * * * …   Universalium

  • Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford — born July 6, 1781, at sea off Port Morant, Jam. died July 5, 1826, London, Eng. Administrator in the British East India Company and founder of Singapore. He joined the British East India Company at age 14, and his hard work won him an appointment …   Universalium

  • Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford — (6 jul. 1781, en el mar, frente a Port Morant, Jamaica–5 jul. 1826, Londres, Inglaterra). Funcionario de la Compañía Inglesa de las Indias Orientales y fundador de Singapur. Se unió a la Compañía a los 14 años y su arduo trabajo le valió ser… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • RAFFLES, SIR THOMAS STAMFORD —    English administrator, born in Jamaica; entered the East India Company s service, and rose in it; became Governor of Java, and wrote a history of it; held afterwards an important post in Sumatra, and formed a settlement at Singapore; returned… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Raffles — noun British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781 1826) • Syn: ↑Sir Thomas Raffles, ↑Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles • Instance Hypernyms: ↑administrator, ↑executive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thomas Stamford Raffles — Stamford Raffles Statue in Singapur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Stamford Raffles — Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles Thomas Stamford Raffles Nacimiento 6 de julio 1781 Puerto Morant, Jamaica …   Wikipedia Español