Kingdom of Mysore

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Kingdom of Mysore
Princely State of Mysore

ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನ
1399–1950
Flag of Mysore
Flag
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Coat of arms
Anthem: Kayou Sri Gowri
     Kingdom of Mysore, 1784 AD (at its greatest extent)
     Kingdom of Mysore, 1784 AD (at its greatest extent)
StatusKingdom (Subordinate to Vijayanagara Empire until 1565).
Princely state under the suzerainty of the British Crown after 1799
CapitalMysore, Srirangapatna
Common languagesKannada
Religion
Hinduism, Islam
GovernmentMonarchy until 1799, Principality thereafter
Maharaja 
• 1399–1423 (first)
Yaduraya
• 1940–50 (last)
Jaya Chamaraja Wodeyar
History 
• Established
1399
• Earliest records
1551
• Disestablished
1950
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Vijayanagara Empire
Mysore State
Today part ofIndia

The kingdom of Mysore was a kingdom in southern India. It was founded by the Wadiyar dynasty in 1399.[1] They ruled from 1399 to 1947.[2] The last ruler was Tipu Sultan. At first they ruled as vassals of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1399 to 1565.[2] From 1565 to 1761 they were independent rulers.[2] From 1761 to 1796 they ruled in name only.[2] The actual power was with Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. When Tipu Sultan died at the hands of the British, they ruled from 1799 to 1947 as British allies.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mysore Palace". Mysore Palace. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "The Wodeyar Kings of Mysore". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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