• Tipu Sultan, also known as the Tiger of Mysore.
  • Sultan tipu, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.
  • He was the eldest son of Sultan Haidar Ali of Mysore.
  • He is regarded as the first freedom fighter of India for his fierce battles against the British.
  • Tipu Sultan had received military training from French officers. After becoming the ruler, he continued their struggle against the British.
  • Tipu Sultan fought several wars against the British and tried his best to defend his kingdom from falling into the hands of the British East India Company.

 

Tipu Sultan - 25 important facts about Tipu Sultan history
Tipu Sultan (Source)

 

Tipu Sultan as a Ruler on Field :

  • As a ruler, Tipu Sultan proved to be an efficient one. He completed the projects like buiding roads, bridges, public buildings, ports, etc.
  • Tipu Sultan also made numerous military innovations in the use of rocketry in wars.
  • Tippu built a formidable military force that inflicted serious damages to the British forces.
  • Even though he had lost many of his territories on third Anglo-Mysore, the courageous Tipu Sultan was still considered by the British.
  • In 1799 Fourth Anglo-Mysore, The East India Company with the help of Marathas and Nizam attacked Mysore and captured Srirangapatna, the capital of Mysore.
  • Tipu Sultan died while fighting in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War .

 

Tipu sultan war against british :

  • Tipu Sultan was a brave warrior and proved his mettle in the Second Anglo-Mysore War. Dispatched by his father to fight the British forces, he displayed great courage in the initial conflicts.
  • Tipu Sultan father died in the middle of the war and he succeeded him as the ruler of Mysore in 1782 and tipu successfully ended the war with the Treaty of Mangalore in 1784.
  • The Third Anglo-Mysore War was another major war tippu fought against the British forces.
  • Third Anglo-Mysore War, it was a major failure and cost the sultan dearly.
  • The war ended with the Treaty of Seringapatam according to which he had to give up about one-half of his territories .

 

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace:

  • The structure was built entirely teak and stands adorned with pillars, arches and balconies.
  • It is believed that Tipu Sultan used to conduct his durbar from the eastern and western balconies of the upper floor.
  • Tipu sultan palace is also known as Dariya Daulat Palace.
  • The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan is one of the main tourist attractions near Mysore, in Srirangapatna.
  • There are four smaller rooms in the corners of first floor known as Zenana Quarters and beautiful floral motifs embellishing the walls of the palace.
  • After Tipu Sultan’s death, the British dismantled the throne and auctioned its parts as it was too expensive for a single person to buy whole
  • The ground floor room have been converted into a museum showcasing various achievements of Tipu Sultan and his administration.

 

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace - 25 important facts about Tipu Sultan history
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace Entrance

 

Quick Facts:

Header Information
Other Name Tiger of Mysore
Born 1750 C.E.
Name Sahab Tipu
Birthplace Bangalore, Karnataka
Reign 1782 C.E. – 1799 C.E
Title Brave King
Relion and Belief Islam
Capital Srirangapatna
Predecessor Hyder Ali
Successor Krishnaraja Wodeyar III
Father Hyder Ali
Mother Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa
Success in War’s First and Second Anglo-Mysore War
Arts and Creations Summer Palace
Death Hyder Ali, 1799 C.E.

 

Inspirational Facts:

  • Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, honoured Tipu Sultan as the innovator of the world’s first war rocket.
  • The great brave warrior Tipu, he died on 4 May 1799 while fighting the British forces in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War.
  • Tipu Sultan was officially recognized by the Government of India as a freedom fighter.

 

Tipu Sultan Rocket - 25 important facts about Tipu Sultan history
Tipu Sultan’s Rocket (Source)

 

 

 

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