263: Identify this Frenchman after whom a few places in the world are named, including one in India. Some argue that this is not essentially true and that he took his name from the place in question. Any how, what name / place?
262: Cheraman Juma Masjid – a mosque in Kodungallur, Kerala. Believed to be built in 629 AD by Malik Bin Deenar, it is considered as the oldest mosque in India, and the second oldest mosque in the world to offer Jumu’ah prayers.
Bertrand-Francois “Mahe” de La Bourdonnais
Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais
Mahe, embedded in Kerala, but officially in Puduchery
Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais (huuuu), appears quite a haughty guy; the most easily pronounceable part of his name is the place name — Mahe, an enclave in Kerala, but part of Puducherry
the mahi mahi fish isnt named after him for sure!
Bertrand Francois Mahe de La Bourdonnais.
Mahé de La Bourdonnais.
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