François Martin (Pondicherry)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

François Martin (1634–1706) was the first Governor General of Pondicherry. He founded Pondicherry, the future capital of French India in 1674. He was Commissioner of French East India Company before holding this post and was preceded by François Baron and succeeded by Pierre Dulivier. There is a street named François Martin in Pondicherry.

Titles[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
François Baron
Commissioner of French India
(Acting)

1681 – October 1693
Succeeded by
Dutch Occupation
(September 1693-September 1699)
Preceded by
Dutch Occupation
(September 1693-September 1699)
Governor-General of French India
September 1699 – December 31, 1706
Succeeded by
Pierre Dulivier