Battle of Bednore

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Battle of Bednore
Part of 2nd Mysore War
Date: 28 April 1783
Location: Bednore, Karnataka
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 13.824°N 75.034°E
Result: British defeat
East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
General Richard Matthews Tipu Sultan
600 Europeans
1,600 sepoys


The fortress of Bednore had been surrendered to General Matthews on 14 February. Tipu Sultan came with an overwhelming body of troops and forced the British to retreat to the citadel. After seventeen days they surrendered and General Matthews and his army were taken into captivity. Mathews was executed on 16 August 1783.

Spelling Variants

Modern name:Nagara
Variants: Hydernuggur/Bednore/Bidanoor

Company forces

Detachments of

External Links

Mysore Wars Heritage History
Anglo-Mysore Wars Wars Wikipedia
2nd Mysore War Wikipedia
Capture and Loss of Bednore Google Books
Mathews surrender at Bednore Google Books
Record of General Mathews death Google Books