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Tipu Sultan

1750 - 1799

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Tipu Sultan (born Sultan Fateh Ali Sahab Tipu, 1 December 1751 – 4 May 1799), also known as the Tiger of Mysore, was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore based in South India. He was a pioneer of rocket artillery. He introduced a number of administrative innovations during his rule, including a new coinage system and calendar, and a new land revenue system, which initiated the growth of the Mysore silk industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tipu Sultan has received more than 7,110,381 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Tipu Sultan is the 1,462nd most popular politician (up from 1,717th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from India (up from 51st in 2019) and the 18th 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 1,462 out of 15,577Before him are Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Karađorđe, Robert Ley, Marie of Romania, Kim Young-sam, and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Tristan, Maria II of Portugal, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Christopher of Bavaria, Symon Petliura, and Carol I of Romania.

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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 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Caroline Herschel, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Francisco de Miranda, Heshen, Maria Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Massa, and Murad Bey. 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, Heshen, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, and Horace Bénédict de Saussure.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 50 out of 1,493Before him are C. V. Raman (1888), Bhāskara II (1114), Meera (1498), Amir Khusrow (1253), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), and Harsha (590). After him are Augustus De Morgan (1806), Salman Rushdie (1947), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Zubin Mehta (1936), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875).


Among politicians born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 18Before him are Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), and Harsha (590). After him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775).