IV. The Early Modern Period, 1500–1800 > G. Africa, 1500–1800 > 2. Regions > b. Forest West Africa > 1635
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1635
 
Catholic mission established at Rufisque.  1
 
1637
 
Dutch took Elmina from the Portuguese and built numerous forts along the Gold Coast.  2
 
1637
 
Five French Capuchin missionaries established themselves along the Gold Coast.  3
 
1638
 
French reoccupied posts at Saint-Louis and built one at Rufisque.  4
 
1652
 
Swedes established trading posts along the Gold Coast.  5
 
1657
 
Danes drove Swedes from their Gold Coast stations.  6
 
1659
 
Town of Saint-Louis on the Senegal River founded.  7
 
1662
 
British built Cape Coast fort.  8
 
1663
 
First British trading station on Sierra Leone founded.  9
 
1672
 
The Royal Africa Company founded.  10
 
1673
 
The French Senegal Company founded.  11
 
1678
 
French captured Dutch posts along the Senegalese coast.  12
 
 
 
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