1600: THE ROYAL CHARTER

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December 31, 1599
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Akbar 1556–1605

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The Company of Honourable Merchants of London trading into The East Indies was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I, and established itself with 125 shareholders and £72,000 of capital.

Sir Thomas Smythe was appointed The Company’s first Governor.

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