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Comte Desbassayns de Richemont
Born March 29, 1800(1800-03-29)
Died June 26, 1859 (aged 59)
Nationality French
Occupation Colonial Governor
Known for Inventor

Eugène Panon, Comte Desbassayns de Richemont was born in 29 March 1800 in Paris. His father was Philippe Panon-Desbassayns de Richemont, Comte Desbassayns de Richemont, and his mother was Jeanne-Englée Fulcrande Mourgue. He belonged to the family of Panon Desbassayns de Richemont.


Political Life and Achievements

He was Governor General of Pondicherry in India between 1826 and 1828. He was the founder of the Lycée Français de Pondichéry (Collège Royal) in 26 October 1826. In 1839, he donated 15,386 francs for the foundation of a leper colony near Coconut Island. The hospital was completed in 1844, and still exists.

He was the inventor of a method of welding with lead, and of a type of fertilizer.


He married Athénaïs-Claire-Joséphine-Grace on June 10, 1829 in Paris.


He died on 26 June 1859 in Paris.


Government offices
Preceded by
Joseph Cordier, Marie Emmanuel
Gouverneur Général de l'Inde française
June 19, 1826– August 2, 1828
Succeeded by
Joseph Cordier, Marie Emmanuel

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