Saturday, October 02, 2004

La Bourdonnais, Bertrand-fran�ois Mah�, Count (comte) De

La Bourdonnais entered the service of the French East India Company as a lieutenant at 19, was promoted to captain in 1724, and took part in the capture of Mah� on the Malabar Coast (southwestern India) in 1726. From 1735 to 1740, he was governor

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