The Info List - Charles De Montigny

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Louis Charles de Montigny (1805–1868) was a French diplomat who was active in Asia during the 19th century. Biography[edit] He was the first French consul in Shanghai[1] from January 23, 1848 to June 10, 1853. He founded the Shanghai French Concession
Shanghai French Concession
in 1849. In 1856, de Montigny was sent as a French envoy to King Mongkut
of Thailand.[2] A treaty was signed on August 15, 1856 to facilitate trade, guarantee religious freedom, and allow the access of French warships to Bangkok. From Thailand, de Montigny visited Vietnam in 1857 to demand the establishment of a consulate in Huế, freedom to trade and to preach, and an end to persecution against Catholics. However, the Vietnamese court rejected all of his demands. When Montigny's mission failed, Napoléon III
Napoléon III
decided to dispatch a military force of 3,000 to Vietnam, leading to the capture of Da Nang
Da Nang
by Rigault de Genouilly
Rigault de Genouilly
on September 1, 1858.[2] Charles de Montigny served again as President of the Municipal Council in Shanghai from May 1, 1862. From 1863 to 1868, he was French Consul in Tientsin, where he died in 1868. Notes[edit]

^ MacPherson, Kerrie L. (2002). A Wilderness of Marshes: The Origins of Public Health in Shanghai, 1843-1893. p. 6.  ^ a b Chapuis, Oscar. A History of Vietnam. p. 195. 

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French Indochina


France–Asia relations French colonial empire France–Vietnam relations France– Thailand
relations France–China relations

Constituent territories

Cochinchina Tonkin Annam Cambodia Laos Guangzhouwan Provisional Central Government of Vietnam State of Vietnam


French assistance to Nguyễn Ánh
French assistance to Nguyễn Ánh
(1777–1820) Lê Văn Khôi revolt
Lê Văn Khôi revolt
(1833–35) Bombardment of Tourane
Bombardment of Tourane
(1847) Siege of Tourane
Siege of Tourane
(1858) Cochinchina campaign (1858–62) Tonkin Campaign
Tonkin Campaign
(1883–1886) Sino-French War
Sino-French War
(1884–1885) Pacification of Tonkin Franco-Siamese War
Franco-Siamese War
(1893) Holy Man's Rebellion (1901-1936) World War I 1916 Cochinchina uprising Thái Nguyên uprising War of the Insane Bazin assassination Yên Bái mutiny World War II French–Thai War (1940–1941) Japanese invasion of French Indochina Japanese coup d'état in French Indochina August Revolution Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam First Indochina War Battle of Dien Bien Phu Partition of Vietnam


Treaty of Versailles (1787) Treaty of Saigon (1862) Treaty of Huế
(1863) Second Treaty of Saigon (1874) Treaty of Huế
(1883) Geneva Conference (1954)

French personalities

Alexandre de Rhodes Pierre Pigneau de Behaine Jean-Baptiste Chaigneau Jean-Baptiste Cécille Charles de Montigny Charles Rigault de Genouilly Amédée Courbet Henri Rivière Francis Garnier Ernest Doudart de Lagrée Auguste Pavie Albert Sarraut


Paris Foreign Missions Society Tirailleurs indochinois Tonkin Expeditionary Corps Tonkinese Rifles Governor-General of French Indochina

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Cochinchina Campaign


Citadel of Saigon French colonial empire France–Vietnam relations French Indochina

Campaigns and battles

Siege of Tourane Siege of Saigon Battle of Ky Hoa Capture of Mỹ Tho Capture of Biên Hòa Capture of Vĩnh Long

French personalities

Charles de Montigny Charles Rigault de Genouilly François Page Léonard Charner Louis-Adolphe Bonard

Vietnamese personalities

Nguyễn Tri Phương Nguyễn Trung Trực Phan Thanh Giản Trương Định

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 223067045 SUDOC: 075035650 BNF: cb12423250c (data)

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