1st Carnatic War

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1st Carnatic War
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
Location: Carnatic Region South India
East India Company French
Result: Return to status quo ante bellum
Category: 1st Carnatic War
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1st Carnatic War 1746-48
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The 1st Carnatic War was the reflection, on the Indian subcontinent, of the hostilities between the British and the French during the War of Austrian Succession in Europe.


Rivalry between British and French trading interests on the Coromandel coast was generally peaceful until the outbreak of the War of Austrian Succession. The British captured some French ships, the French captured Madras and the British besieged Pondicherry. The Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle ended the war in Europe and Madras was returned to the British. From then on the British and French were strong political powers in India.

Related articles

For further details of events during this period see the following articles

Fort St David 1746-48
Battle of Negapatam 25 June 1746
Loss of Fort St George 6-10 September 1746
Battle of St Thomé 6 November 1746
Battle of the Governor's House 9 December 1746
Siege of Pondicherry 8 August-17 October 1748


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Chanda Sahib (??-1752)
Robert Clive (1725-1774)
Joseph Francis Dupleix (1697-1764)
Bertrand de La Bourdonnais (1699-1753)
Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775)
Nicholas Morse (1700-1772)

External Links

1st Carnatic War 1744-48 Wikipedia
Carnatic Wars Heritage History
Second Carnatic War (1749-54) - Summary Google Books

Historical Books on-line