Sir (Charles) Vyner Brooke
Person Male Born 26/9/1874 Died 9/5/1963
Third and last white Rajah of Sarawak. Born Albemarle Street. Died at his flat at 13 Albion Street, Paddington.
Sarawak is on the Island of Borneo. In 1841 Sarawak was proving troublesome and the British adventurer James Brooke helped to subdue the rebellion, for which he was given Sarawak to govern. The Brooke dynasty lasted until Sarawak became a British colony in 1946, gained independence in July 1963 and joined the Federation of Malaysia in that September.