Tipu Sultan

1750 - 1799

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Tipu Sultan (Sultan Fateh Ali Sahab Tipu; 1 December 1751 – 4 May 1799), commonly referred to as Sher-e-Mysore or "Tiger of Mysore", was an Indian ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore based in South India. He was a pioneer of rocket artillery. He expanded the iron-cased Mysorean rockets and commissioned the military manual Fathul Mujahidin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tipu Sultan has received more than 8,513,380 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Tipu Sultan is the 1,318th most popular politician (up from 1,444th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from India (up from 49th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Indian Politician.

Tipu Sultan was a Muslim ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. He is most famous for his military exploits, which included a series of conflicts with the British East India Company.

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Among politicians, Tipu Sultan ranks 1,318 out of 19,576Before him are Louis I of Spain, Esarhaddon, Talal of Jordan, Ion Iliescu, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Ludwig III of Bavaria. After him are Ur-Nammu, Al-Kamil, Christian V of Denmark, Isaac Herzog, Uzun Hasan, and John IV of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1750, Tipu Sultan ranks 4Before him are Antonio Salieri, Letizia Ramolino, and Ali Pasha of Ioannina. After him are Caroline Herschel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Francisco de Miranda, Heshen, Murad Bey, and Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa. Among people deceased in 1799, Tipu Sultan ranks 6Before him are George Washington, Qianlong Emperor, Pope Pius VI, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, and Pierre Beaumarchais. After him are Joseph Black, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Victoire of France, and Heshen.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 47 out of 1,861Before him are Sita (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Amartya Sen (1933), and Ghalib (1797). After him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), C. V. Raman (1888), and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856).


Among politicians born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 16Before him are Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), and Alauddin Khalji (1266). After him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Harsha (590), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Maharana Pratap (1540).