Joseph François DUPLEIX

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Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

FrenchBorn Joseph François DUPLEIX

Governor general of the French establishment in India

Born on January 01, 1697 in Landrecies, France , France

Died on November 10, 1763 in Paris, France

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Dupleix was born in Landrecies, France. His father, François Dupleix, a wealthy farmer, wished to bring him up as a merchant, and, in order to distract him from his taste for science, sent him on a voyage to India in 1715 on one of the French East India Company's vessels. He made several voyages to the Americas and India, and in 1720 was named a member of the superior council at Pondicherry. He displayed great business aptitude, and, in addition to his official duties, made large ventures on his own account, and acquired a fortune. In 1730 he was made superintendent of French affairs in Chandernagore, the town prospered under his administration and grew into great importance. In 1741, he married Jeanne Albert, widow of one of the councilors of the company; Albert was known to the Hindus as Joanna Begum and proved of great help to her husband in his negotiations with the native princes.



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