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Swedish East India Company

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The Swedish East India Company (Swedish: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet or SOIC) was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1731 for the purpose of conducting trade with the far east. The venture was inspired by the success of the British East India Company and grew to become the largest trading company in Sweden during the 18th century, until it was folded in 1813.

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East Indiaman Götheborg' in Oslo, at the 100 year celebration of the partition between Norway and Sweden on June 10th 2005

In 1993, a project to recreate the "East Indiaman Götheborg" and sail her from Gothenburg to Canton was started. The project is today run by a firm that uses the same name as the original company.

See also: William Chalmers, Niclas Sahlgren, List of Swedish companies, East India Company


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