Frequent question: When did East India Company set up its first factory in Bengal?

When was the first factory set up in India?

The “first English factory” was setup in India in “January 1613” in “Surat”. The rights for setting up a factory were given through a treaty signed by Mughal emperor, Jahagir after the impressive display of warfare by the English in the battle of Swally.

Who established first factory in India?

The French set up their first factory at Surat in 1668 and after one year they set up their second factory at Masulipatnam in 1669. Portuguese established their first factory in India at Calicut in 1500 AD and second at Cochin. Dutch established their first factory in Masulipattanam in 1605 AD.

Who established East India Company?

Who established first factory at Surat?

William Hawkins after leaving the court of Mughals at joined Captain Middleton at Bantam.

When was the first English factory?

1. In 1651, the first English factory was set up on the banks of river Hugli and first English factory was opened up at Surat in 1608.

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