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Eugène Panon, Comte Desbassayns de Richemont
was born in 29 March 1800 in Paris
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. 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
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between 1826 and 1828. He was the founder of the Lycée Français de Pondichéry
The Lycée français de Pondichéry in Pondicherry, India is one of the most important French high schools outside France and the second largest in Asia after that in Hong Kong....
(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.