Dirk Gerritsz Pomp, a.k.a ‘Dirk China’,
reaches Goa. He is the first known
Dutchman in India.
Jan Huygen van Linschoten arrives in India.
His book, Itinerario, aids the VOC’s (Dutch
East India Company) Indian ambitions.
First Dutch merchants visit Surat.
Admiral Steven van der Hagen signs the
first official agreement between India and
Dutchmen settle in Bengal.
Trading post established in Parangipettai
Fort Geldria founded in Pulicat.
Pieter Both is the first Dutch
General of VOC territories in India.
Dutch settle in Sadras and Pallkollu.
Pallkollu gets its first Dutch settlers.
Brisk trade in cotton fabrics, indigo, yarn
and silk at Ahmedabad, Bharuch and Surat.
The first Dutch lodge built at Surat.
Anthony van Diemen, Governor General,
attacks Portuguese fleet at Goa.
Johan van Twist, VOC envoy, is permited
by Sultan Mahmud Adil Shah to build a
lodge at Vengurla.
VOC trading post set up in Patna.
Lodge and warehouse is in operation