Seringapatam


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Seringapatam

(səˌrɪŋɡəpəˈtæm)
n
(Placename) a small town in S India, in Karnataka on Seringapatam Island in the Cauvery River: capital of Mysore from 1610 to 1799, when it was besieged and captured by the British. Pop: 23 448 (2001)
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After having skirted the sands of Cartier, of Hibernia, Seringapatam, and Scott, last efforts of the solid against the liquid element, on the 14th of January we lost sight of land altogether.
And then follow "The British Grenadiers," "Billy Taylor," "The Siege of Seringapatam," "Three Jolly Postboys," and other vociferous songs in rapid succession, including "The Chesapeake and Shannon," a song lately introduced in honour of old Brooke; and when they come to the words,
The private difference between my cousin and me took its rise in a great public event in which we were both concerned-- the storming of Seringapatam, under General Baird, on the 4th of May, 1799.
In order that the circumstances may be clearly understood, I must revert for a moment to the period before the assault, and to the stories current in our camp of the treasure in jewels and gold stored up in the Palace of Seringapatam.
The medals in this group range from a Seringapatam silver medal (1799), Military General Service Medal and Army of India pair, through to an India General Service Medal and Afghanistan Medal pair.
It also included an antique gold ring that belonged to Tippoo Sahib, Sultan of Mysore, who was killed at the Capture of Seringapatam in 1799, in a battle between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore.
It includes Tipu Sultan's sword fitted with a captured English blade, taken as booty during the storming of the fortress of Seringapatam by the British in May 1799.
The offshore East Seringapatam Block in East Nusa Tenggara and the offshore East Abadi Block in Maluku, are the two blocks being offered through a regular tendering process, said, Mr.
Other objects in the Art of Imperial India sale include a gold and enamelled diamond-set sarpech (turban brooch) valued at Au35,000-45,000, a Mughal jade, gold and gem-set dagger estimated at Au20,000-25,000 and an impressive 18th-century sword with a tiger-head pommel captured from Tipu Sultan's fortress at Seringapatam, Mysore, in 1799, which is estimated at Au80,000-120,000.
This impressive sword has a tiger headed grip captured from Tipu Sultan's fortress at Seringapatam, Mysore, India.
Like Alastair Cook, Wellington lost his first major engagement as a leader in India (in Seringapatam rather than Ahmedabad), but was rather successful thereafter, the report said.
Here, they first saw action during the Mysore campaign of 1789, fighting at Bangalore and Seringapatam under Sir Arthur Wellesley (1st Duke of Wellington), they fought in the Mahratta War of 1802 and, in the following year of 1803, at Assaye, they defeated the combined forces of the Mahratta chief Scindia and the Rajah of Berar.
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