What was the French East India Company?

Introduction The French East India Company (French: Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales) was a imperial commercial enterprise, founded on 01 September 1664 to compete with the English (later British) and Dutch trading companies in the East Indies. Planned by Jean-Baptiste Colbert, it was chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of… Read More


What was the Dutch-Portuguese War (1602-1663)?

Introduction The Dutch–Portuguese War was an armed conflict involving Dutch forces, in the form of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company, against the Portuguese Empire. Beginning in 1602, the conflict primarily involved the Dutch companies invading Portuguese colonies in the Americas, Africa, India, and the Far East. The war can… Read More