THE COMING OF EUROPEANS
The Portuguese - Sea route via the Cape of Good Hope was discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1498. Reached the port of Calicut on 17 May 1498. First governor of the Portuguese in India was Francis de Almeida. Albuquerque captured Goa from the ruler of Bijapur He encouraged his countrymen to marry Indian women. Portuguese power declined in India by the end of the sixteenth century
The Dutch - The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602. settlements at Masulipattinam, Pulicat, Surat, Karaikal, Nagapattinam, Chinsura and Kasimbazar Pulicat was their main centre.
The English The English East India Company was established in 1600. Captain Hawkins arrived at the royal court of Jahangir in 1609. Established a trading factory at Surat in 1613. Acquired Bombay from Charles II. -Fort St. George in Madras. Fort William in Calcutta. -Bombay, Madras, Calcutta became three pr
The French French East India Company was formed in 1664 by Colbert. - First factory at Surat by Francis Caron Factory at Masulipattinam Founded Pondicherry.
The Danes Danish settlement in India was Serampore in Bengal. > They sold all their settlement in India to the British
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