Chartered company

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A chartered company is an association with investors or shareholders that is incorporated and granted rights (often exclusive rights) by royal charter (or similar instrument of government) for the purpose of trade, exploration, and/or colonization.[1]

Notable chartered companies (with years of formation)[edit]

Austrian[edit]

British[edit]

Dutch[edit]

English[edit]

French[edit]

German[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Russian[edit]

Scandinavian[edit]

Scottish[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Italian[edit]

From 3 August 1889 to 15 May 1893 Filonardi was the first Governor of Italian Somaliland and was in charge of an Italian company responsible for the administration of the Benadir territory, called Societa' Filonardi.


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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Merger of the Turkey Company and the Venice Company.
  2. ^ Became the largest colonial empire in the 19th century.
  3. ^ Governed Danish India from Trankebar.
  4. ^ Created in connection with the Swedish colony New Sweden (Nya Sverige); absorbed by the Dutch; presently in Delaware.
  5. ^ On the short-lived Swedish Gold Coast.
  6. ^ Created in connection with the colonisation of Saint Barthélemy.
  7. ^ A failed attempt to organise Swedish trade in the eastern Mediterranean region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tony Webster (25 May 2015). "British and Dutch Chartered Companies". Oxford Bibliographics. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  2. ^ The Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium), active in India.
  3. ^ a b Björn Hallerdt (1994). Sankt Eriks årsbok 1994: Yppighet och armod i 1700-talets Stockholm (in Swedish). Stockholm: Samfundet S:t Erik. pp. 9–10. ISBN 91-972165-0-X.

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