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Battle of Porto Novo

Map of the battle
Date1 July 1781
Location
Parangipettai, Cuddalore
Result British victory
Belligerents
Battle of Porto Novo East India Company Battle of Porto Novo Mysore
Commanders and leaders
Battle of Porto Novo Sir Eyre Coote[1] Battle of Porto Novo Hyder Ali
Strength
~8,000 ~40,000
Casualties and losses
306 killed and wounded 3,000 killed
6,000 wounded
Porto Novo is located in Tamil Nadu
Porto Novo
Porto Novo
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Location within Tamil Nadu
Porto Novo is located in India
Porto Novo
Porto Novo
Porto Novo (India)

The Battle of Porto Novo was fought on 1 July 1781 between forces of the Kingdom of Mysore and British East India Company in the place called Porto Novo (now known as Parangipettai) on the Indian subcontinent, during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. The British force, numbering more than 8,000 men under the command of Sir Eyre Coote defeated a force estimated at 40,000 under the command of Hyder Ali.[2][3][4]

  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 174. ISBN 9788131300343.
  2. ^ Malleson, George Bruce (1914). The Decisive Battles of India: from 1746 to 1849. Reeves & Turner. p. 254.
  3. ^ Barua, Pradeep. The state at war in South Asia, pp. 80–81.
  4. ^ *Garstin, John Henry. Manual of the South Arcot district, pp. 152–154.

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