David Charpentier de Cossigny

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David Charpentier de Cossigny was Governor General of Pondicherry, Réunion and Isle de France (now Mauritius).

Birth & death[edit]

David Charpentier de Cossigny was born in Gaillac in the Tarn on 9 February 1740. He is member of a famous family of the Isle de France that includes scientists and soldiers. He died in 1801. He was succeeded by Thomas Conway, who was a Revolutionary general in 1777.


Government offices
Preceded by
Élie Dioré
Governor General of Réunion
21 February 1788–15 August 1790
Succeeded by
Prosper de Chermont
Preceded by
Le Vicomte, François de Souillac
Gouverneur Général de l'Inde française
15 August 1785–1787
Succeeded by
Thomas Conway, Comte de
Preceded by
Prosper de Chermont
Governor General of Mascarene Islands
19 August 1790–18 June 1792
Succeeded by
Anne Joseph Hippolyte de Maurès, Comte de Malartic