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 6,430,160 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Tipu Sultan is the 1,720th most popular politician (up from 1,781st in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from India 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 1,720 out of 15,710Before him are Corazon Aquino, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Suleyman Shah, Symon Petliura, Bona Sforza, and Theuderic IV. After him are Uzziah, Samuel of Bulgaria, José Eduardo dos Santos, Gelimer, Paul Doumer, and Jamukha.

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Among people born in 1750, Tipu Sultan ranks 4Before him are Antonio Salieri, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and Letizia Ramolino. 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 8Before him are Pope Pius VI, Qianlong Emperor, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Pierre Beaumarchais, Lazzaro Spallanzani, and Joseph Black. After him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Victoire of France, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Heshen, and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

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Among people born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 51 out of 1,227Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Sita (null), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Augustus De Morgan (1806), and Mahākāśyapa (-550). After him are Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Narendra Modi (1950), Zubin Mehta (1936), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Premchand (1880), and Sri Aurobindo (1872).


Among politicians born in India, Tipu Sultan ranks 16Before him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875). After him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Harsha (590), Śuddhodana (-590), and Sher Shah Suri (1486).