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Profession: Historical Men
Other Profession(s): Poet, Soldier
Tipu Sultan was born on 1 December 1751 and died on 4 May 1799. He was also known as the Tiger of Mysore by his real name Sultan Fateh Ali SahabTipu. Mysore was the seat of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore in South India. As a rocket artillery pioneer, he significantly contributed to the field. The Mysore silk industry grew under Tipu Sultan due to new coinage systems, a new calendar, and a new land revenue system he introduced. In addition, by commissioning the military manual Fathul Mujahidin, he expanded the iron-cased Mysorean rockets.
It was in 1780 that Tipu crowned himself as Badshah, or Emperor of Mysore, and struck coins for the first time.
February 1785: Siege of Nargund won by Mysore
May 1786: Siege of Badami Mysore surrendered
June 1786: Siege of Adoni won by Mysore
June 1786: Battle of Gajendragad, won by Marathas
October 1786: Battle of Savanur won by Mysore
January 1787: Siege of Bahadur Benda won by Mysore
In 1766: Tipu Sultan fought against the British in the First Mysore War, when he was 15.
In 1784: Anglo-Mysore War II saw him win important victories against the British. After his father died of cancer, Tipu Sultan negotiated the Mangalore Treaty with them.
Tipu's conflict with neighbors was the Maratha-Mysore War. The war finished with the signing of the Treaty of Gajendragad.
Tipu was defeated by the British East India Company, the Marathas, and Nizam of Hyderabad in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.