Monday, June 3, 2013

History of The Speaker of Mauritius

  • 1512 : Portuguese found Mauritius 
  • 1598: The Dutch took possession of the Island and named it Mauritius after Maurice of Nascau
  • 1715:  The French claimed Mauritius and named it Ile de France
  • 1727-1730: The Slave population in Mauritius grew from 30 to 100,000 people. mainly, they come from Madagascar and East Africa 
  • 1835: Very many indentured laborers from India came to Mauritius 
  • 1865: Descendants of Indian indentured laborers made up 2/3 of the Island's population
  • 1865: Mauritius became  a republic within the Commonwealth and became a republic on March 12, 1992.
Maurice of Nascau

 Indenture laborers  contract

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