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- 1 Notable chartered companies and their abbreviations/ years of formation
- 2 Appendices
Notable chartered companies and their abbreviations/ years of formation
English crown charters
- 1407 Company of Merchant Adventurers of London
- 1553 Company of Merchant Adventurers to New Lands
- 1555 Muscovy Company
- 1577 Spanish Company
- 1579 Eastland Company
- 1581 Turkey Company
- 1588 Morocco Company
- 1600 East India Company (HEIC)[note 1]
- 1604 New River Company
- 1605 Levant Company[note 2]
- 1606 Virginia Company
- 1606 Plymouth Company
- 1609 French Company
- 1610 London and Bristol Company
- 1616 Somers Isles Company
- 1618 Guinea Company
- 1629 Massachusetts Bay Company
- 1629 Providence Island Company
- 1635 Courteen association
- 1664–1674 Royal West Indian Company
- 1670 Hudson's Bay Company
- 1672 Royal African Company
- 1691 Hollow Sword Blade Company
- 1693 Greenland Company
British crown charters
- 1711 South Sea Company
- 1752 African Company of Merchants (abolished 1821)
- 1792 Sierra Leone Company
- 1824 Van Diemen's Land Company
- 1825 New Zealand Company
- 1835 South Australian Company
- 1840 Fiji Company
- 1847 Eastern Archipelago Company
- 1881 British North Borneo Company
- 1886 Royal Niger Company
- 1888 Imperial British East Africa Company
- 1889 British South Africa Company
- 1625 Compagnie de Saint-Christophe
- 1627 Company of One Hundred Associates
- 1664 Compagnie de l'Occident
- 1717 Mississippi Company (Compagnie du Mississippi)
- 1635 Compagnie des Îles de l'Amérique
- 1660 Compagnie de Chine
- 1664 French East India Company (Compagnie des Indes Orientales)
- 1664 French West India Company (Compagnie des Indes occidentales)
- 1799–1867 Russian-American Company
- 1347 or earlier Stora Enso
- 1616 Danish East India Company[note 3]
- 1626–1680 Swedish South Company, also called New Sweden Company[note 4]
- 1649–1667 Swedish Africa Company[note 5]
- 1671 Danish West India Company
- 1721 Bergen Greenland Company
- 1731–1813 Swedish East India Company
- 1749 General Trade Company
- 1774 Royal Greenland Trading Department
- 1786–1805 Swedish West India Company[note 6]
- 1738 Swedish Levant Company[note 7]
- 1728–1785 Guipuzcoan Company of Caracas
- 1755-1785 Barcelona Trading Company
- 1785-1814 Royal Company of the Philippines
- Honduras Company
- Seville Company
- Havana Company
- Became the largest colonial empire in the 19th century.
- Merger of the Turkey company and Venice Company.
- Governed Danish India from Trankebar.
- Created in connection with the Swedish colony New Sweden (Nya Sverige); absorbed by the Dutch; presently in Delaware.
- On the short-lived Swedish Gold Coast.
- Created in connection with the colonisation of Saint Barthélemy.
- A failed attempt to organise Swedish trade in the eastern Mediterranean region.
- Chartered companies
- Colonial flags of Mozambique
- Hudson's Bay Company
- Newspaper clippings about chartered companies ambitions in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW).
- Ferguson, Niall (2003). Empire—How Britain Made the Modern World. London, United Kingdom: Allan Lane.
- Micklethwait, John; Wooldridge, Adrian (2003). The company: A short history of a revolutionary idea. New York: Modern Library.
- Ross, R. (1999). A Concise History of South Africa. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.