Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali

Suffren meeting with ally Hyder Ali in 1783. J.B. Morret engraving, 1789.

Suffren meeting with ally Hyder Ali in 1783. J.B. Morret engraving, 1789.

Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was the son of Hyder Ali, at that time an officer in the Mysorean army, and his second wife, Fatima or Fakhr-un-Nissa. During Tipu's childhood, his father rose to take power in Mysore, and Tipu became rule of the kingdom upon his father's death. In addition to his role as ruler, he was a scholar, soldier, and poet. He was murdered by the British in 1799 and his palace (Seringapata) was…

Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was the son of Hyder Ali, at that time an officer in the Mysorean army, and his second wife, Fatima or Fakhr-un-Nissa. During Tipu's childhood, his father rose to take power in Mysore, and Tipu became rule of the kingdom upon his father's death. In addition to his role as ruler, he was a scholar, soldier, and poet. He was murdered by the British in 1799 and his palace (Seringapata) was…

Surrender of Baillie to Hyder Ali

Surrender of Baillie to Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali interviewing the Missionary

Hyder Ali interviewing the Missionary

Soldier of Tipu Sultans army, India.  Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was the son of Hyder Ali, at that time an officer in the Mysorean army, and his second wife, Fatima or Fakhr-un-Nissa. During Tipu's childhood, his father rose to take power in Mysore, and Tipu became rule of the kingdom upon his father's death. In addition to his role as ruler, he was a scholar, soldier, and poet. He was murdered by the British in…

Soldier of Tipu Sultans army, India. Tipu Sultan (TheTiger of Mysore) November 1750 to May 1799 was the ruler of the Sultanate of Mysore. He was the son of Hyder Ali, at that time an officer in the Mysorean army, and his second wife, Fatima or Fakhr-un-Nissa. During Tipu's childhood, his father rose to take power in Mysore, and Tipu became rule of the kingdom upon his father's death. In addition to his role as ruler, he was a scholar, soldier, and poet. He was murdered by the British in…

1895 Battles British Army Defeat Hyder Ali Dead Field

1895 Battles British Army Defeat Hyder Ali Dead Field

One of Tipu Sultan's favourite blades; belonged to his father Hyder Ali Khan

One of Tipu Sultan's favourite blades; belonged to his father Hyder Ali Khan

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