Tipu Sultan [1750-1799] : Ruler of Mysore
Tipu Sultan was born in Devanhalli, Karnataka. He took over as ruler of Mysore after the death of his father Hyder Ali around 1782.
"Mysore was profitable and well organized, with good trade routes and a European style army. In effect, everything the British feared."
Conflict with British resulted in for Mysore wars (1767-69, 1780-84, 1790-92, and 1799). He was martyred in 1799.
4 May 1783: became ruler of Mysore.
4 May 1799: Tipu Sultan is killed in the batterfield in Srirangaptnam.
Tiger of Mysore gallery at BBC.