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Captain Francis Light (1740-1794) was the founder of the British colony of Penang (in modern-day Malaysia) and its capital George Town in 1786. Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal), formerly Let Penang Lead Capital George Town Governor Tun Dato Seri Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon Area 1,056 km2 Population  - Est year 2000 1,225,501 State anthem Untuk Negeri Kita (For... Inner Georgetown with KOMTAR in the foreground Georgetown is the capital city of the state of Penang in Malaysia. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

He was born in Suffolk, England and was a Royal Navy midshipman from 1759 to 1763. From 1765, he worked as a trader for the British East India Company and secured the island of Penang from the sultan of Kedah, adding the mainland Province Wellesley to his domain in 1791. Light served as the Superintendent of the colony until his death from malaria on October 21, 1794. His statue now stands at Fort Cornwallis in Georgetown. Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... For the fishes called midshipman, see Midshipman fish In the navies of English-speaking countries, a midshipman is a subordinate officer, or a commissioned officer of the lowest rank. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company string of investors, which was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1599, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... State motto: no State motto Capital Alor Star Royal Capital Anak Bukit Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Chief Minister Syed Razak Syed Zain Barakbah Area 9,426 km2 Population  - Est year 2000 1 572 107 State anthem Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota Kedah (Jawi:قدح, pop. ... Seberang Perai (formerly known as Province Wellesley) is a narrow hinterland opposite Penang island on the Malay Peninsula, which together with the island forms the Malaysian state of Penang. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Superintendent may refer to: Superintendent (education), an education executive or administrator Superintendent (police), a police rank Superintendent (United States Air Force), a United States Air Force position In buildings, a manager, a maintenance or repair person, a custodian or janitor. ... Red blood cell infected with Malaria, derived from male aria (Italian for bad air) and formerly called ague or marsh fever in English, is an infectious disease which causes about 350-500 million infections with humans and approximately 1. ...

In 1785, he warned the Thais on Phuket Island of an eminent Burmese attack. Light's warning enabled the islanders to prepare for Phuket's defense and subsequently repel the Burmese invasion. 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Phuket (Thai ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ...

Light fathered children by Martina Rozells, but never legally married her. His illegitimate son, Colonel William Light, was the founder of Adelaide in Australia. Colonel William Light Colonel William Light (1786 - 1839) was born in Kuala Kedah, Malaya in 1786, an illegitimate son of Captain Francis Light, the Governor of Penang, and Martina Rozells, the so-called Princess of Kedah of mixed Siamese-Portuguese descent. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a population of almost 1. ...


The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press, in Trumpington Street, Cambridge. ... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ... Mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan Area  - Total (City) 243. ...

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