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  1. Jo·seph Fran·çois [zhoh-zef frahn-swa] /ʒoʊˈzɛf frɑ̃ˈswa/, Marquis,1697–1763, French colonial governor of India 1724–54.
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Historical Examples of dupleix

  • Dupleix, Labourdonnaye and Lally came with an army to India.

    The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • In a narrower sense it confirmed the possession of Madras to Dupleix.

    Rulers of India: Lord Clive

    George Bruce Malleson

  • Chunda Sahib remained, as the guest of Dupleix, at Pondicherry.

  • Dupleix, utterly disgusted with Law, had resolved to displace him.

  • Dupleix saw that it was necessary to aid his allies energetically.

British Dictionary definitions for dupleix


  1. Marquis Joseph François (ʒozɛf frɑ̃swa). 1697–1763, French governor general in India (1742–54). His plan to establish a French empire in India was frustrated by Clive
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