Who was the founder of the French East India Company?

Who was the head of the French East India Company?

By 1740 the value of its trade with India was half that of the British East India Company. The ablest leader of the company, Joseph-François Dupleix, was appointed the governor-general of French India in 1742.

Who formed the French East company?

When was East India Company started in India?

The English East India Company was incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600 and went on to act as a part-trade organization, part-nation-state and reap vast profits from overseas trade with India, China, Persia and Indonesia for more than two centuries.

Why was the French East India Company established?

The French East India Company was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British East India Company and Dutch East India Company in the East Indies. Planned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Who is Captain William Hawkins?

William Hawkins (fl. c. 1600) was a representative of the English East India Company notable for being the commander of Hector, the first company ship to anchor at Surat in India on 24 August 1608. Hawkins travelled to Agra to negotiate consent for a factory from Emperor Jahangir in 1609.

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Who is the head of French company?

The head of the French company was Joseph Francois Dupleix, who had the desire to expand the European rule in India.

Where is French East India Company?

In 1674, the François Martin of French East India Company established a trading center at Pondicherry, which eventually became the chief French settlement in India.

Who came first India for trade?

The correct answer is Portuguese. Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India via the Atlantic Ocean at Calicut in India. Portuguese were followed by the Dutch when they tried to enter the Indian market in the middle of the 16th century.