Battle of Seringapatam
Above is a piece of cannon among many others used to defend the fort of Srirangapattnam. Where one of the greatest battle was faught with the British on Indian soil. Tipu died in the fort while defending it because of treachery by one of its confident. The fort and the palace inside it, was ransacked by the victorious British forces and the loot carried out to England. Some pieces of artifacts are still in India like the picture above. The famous Sword of Tipu was however bought by Vijay mallya a Liqour Barron from sothbeys.
Chronological Brief on the Life of Tipu Sultan.
1750 - Tipu Sultan, born at Devanahalli , District Bangalore in Karnataka to Fakhrunissa and Haider Ali on November 20th.
1767 - Young Tipu surprises the English during the first Mysore war.
1780 - Defeated Colonel Baillie near Plilur.
1782 -Tippu Sultan led a large body of troops in the Second Mysore War, in February 1782, and defeated Braithwaite on the banks of the Kollidam. Although the British were defeated this time, Tippu Sultan realized that the British were a new kind of threat in India. Upon becoming the Sultan after his father's death later that year, he worked to check the advances of the British by making alliances with the Marathas and the Mughals.
Tippu Sultan had defeated Colonel Braithwaite at Annagudi near Tanjore on 18 February 1782. The British army, consisting of 100 Europeans, 300 cavalry, 1400 sepoys and 10 field pieces, was the standard size of the colonial armies. Tippu Sultan had seized all the guns and taken the entire detachment prisoners. In December 1781 Tippu Sultan had successfully seized Chittur from the British. Tippu Sultan had thus gained sufficient military experience by the time Haidar Ali died in December 1782.
The Second Mysore War came to an end with the Treaty of Mangalore. It was the last occasion when an Indian king had dictated terms to the mighty British, and the treaty is a prestigious document in the history of India.
1783 - Tipu Sultan is enthroned as the ruler of Mysore in a simple ceremony at Bednur on 4th May.
1784 - Signing of the Mangalore Treaty.
1790-92 - Third Mysore war.
1792 - Signing of Peace treaty dictated by Lord Cornwallis & surrendering of his two sons, Abdul Khaliq & Maiz - Uddin on Feb 23.
1799 -Fourth Mysore War.
1799 - 4th of May, Martyrdom of the legendry personality the "Tipu Sultan".