Charles Dumont

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Charles Dumont

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Dumont in 1918
5th Governor of the Terre-Noire Colony
In office
2 June 1906 – 22 October 1919
MonarchAlbert III
Preceded byNicaise Carrel
Succeeded byJean Bassot
Personal details
Charles Henri Dumont

(1862-11-03)November 3, 1862
Verlois, Gaullica
DiedOctober 22, 1919(1919-10-22) (aged 56)
Sainte-Germaine, Terre-Noire Colony, Gaullican Empire
Cause of deathHanging
Spouse(s)Beatrice Dumont (m. 1893)
Military service
Allegiance Gaullica
Branch/serviceGaullican Army
Years of service1890–1919[a]
a. Was a reservist during his tenure as Governor of Terre-Noire (between 1906 and 1919) and did not see active combat during this time.

Charles Henri Dumont (3 November 1862 – 22 October 1919; aged 56), KMMG, was a Gaullican army officer and colonial administrator who served as the 5th Governor of the Terre-Noire Colony (now Garambura) between 1906 and 1919. He is renowned for relatively liberal policies towards the natives of the colony, a trait that separated him from his predecessors. Under his administration, natives were given increased rights within the colony, granted freedoms equal to that of the Gaullican settlers (although the efficacy of this is still debated, as racial bias within the higher tiers of the colony was still prevalent) and decreased government interference in daily affairs. He is most renowned for his famous Droits de l'homme speech, which he delivered to a crowd in Sainte-Germaine on October 20, 1919, condemning racial discrimination within the empire and calling for equal rights for both black and white citizens of the empire. He was hanged in Sainte-Germaine for treason by Rafael Duclerque's national functionalists for treason on October 22, 1919, now celebrated as Droits de l'homme day in Garambura.

Early life, 1863–1890

Early military career, 1890–1906

Governor of Terre-Noire, 1906–1919