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  Stamford Raffles

 

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Portrait of Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781 - ⁺1826), the founder of Singapore, who began as a clerk for the East India Company and rose to become Governor of Java during a brief period of British rule over the island. The Rafflesia, the world's biggest single flower (fig.), is named after him.

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