When was the East India Company was founded ? ~ Jitu Das's Blog

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

When was the East India Company was founded ?





Founded
‎: ‎31 December 1600


Headquarters
‎: ‎London, England‎ (Great Britain)
Founders‎: ‎John Watts‎, ‎George White
Industry‎: ‎International trade

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, that was formed to pursue trade with the "East Indies" (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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