Battle of Porto Novo

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Battle of Porto Novo
Part of 2nd Mysore War
Date: 1 July 1781
Location: Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu]
Presidency: Madras
Co-ordinates: 11.497241°N 79.755784°E
Result: British victory
East India Company Kingdom of Mysore
Lt Gen Sir Eyre Coote Hyder Ali
8,476 40,000


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Eyre Coote (1726-83)
Hyder Ali (1717-1782)

External Links

2nd Mysore War Wikipedia
Anglo-Mysore Wars Wikipedia
Battle of Porto Novo Google Books
Coote at Porto Novo Google Books
Battle of Porto Novo

Historical Books on-line

The Decisive Battles of India : from 1746 to 1849 inclusive - Porto Novo by Col G B Malleson 1914 (
History of the Madras Army Vol II - Battle at Porto Novo by Lt-Col W J Wilson 1882 (