Faidherbe

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Faidherbe

(French fɛdɛrb)
n
(Biography) Louis Léon César. 1818–89, French soldier and governor of Senegal (1854–65); founder of Dakar
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The development of peanut cultivation began to create a new centre of economic gravity well to the south of the Senegal River, while the plans of Louis Faidherbe, Senegal's governor for much of the 1850s and 1860s, appeared to favour merchants from Bordeaux and Muslim traders over the metis.