MARTIN, François. 1634 — 31.12.1706?. French Traveller in India. Agent of the French E.I.C., in 1674 founded Pondichery and was then its Governor 1699–1706. According to Lerot still living in 1723, died before 1727. Himself published nothing.
Publications: India in the 17th century, social, economic and political. Memoirs of F. M., 1670 – 1694. Transl. by L. Varadarajan. 1-2. 1685 p. N. D. 1981-85.
Sources: P. Lerot, N.B.G. 34, 1861, 34f.; briefly in French Wikipédia.