Who founded the port city of Singapore in 1819?

Who founded the port city of Singapore in 1819?

  • Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
    William Legge
    Sir Kenneth Blackburne
    William Pitt Amherst
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  • Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles37.2%correct
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was born July 6, 1781. He entered service with the East India Company at 14 as a clerk. He eventually earned an appointment as assistant secretary to the government of Penang at age 23. He convinced Lord Hastings in 1818 to authorize establishment of a fortified post east of the Straits of Malacca and established the port of Singapore off the southern tip of Malaya in 1819. Source: Britannica.com

  • William Legge14.1%incorrect
  • Sir Kenneth Blackburne33.4%incorrect
  • William Pitt Amherst15.2%incorrect