Battle of Calicut (1790)

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Battle of Calicut
Part of the Third Anglo-Mysore War
Date 7–12 December 1790
Location Malabar coast
Result British victory
Belligerents
British East India Company
Kingdom of Travancore
Sultanate of Mysore
Commanders and leaders
James Hartley Martab Khan Sahib
Hussein Ali Khan Sahib
Strength
1,500 9,000
Casualties and losses
52 killed 1,000 killed
2,400 captured

The Battle of Calicut (also called the Battle of Tervanagary or Thiroorangadi) was a series of engagements that took place between 7 and 12 December 1790 near the port of Calicut on the Malabar Coast of India, during the Third Anglo-Mysore War. A force of three regiments from the British East India Company, about 1,500 men, led by Lieutenant Colonel James Hartley, decisively defeated a 9,000 man Mysorean army, killing or wounding about 1,000, and taking a large number of prisoners, including the commander, Hussein Ali Khan Sahib of Mysore.

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Mysorean forces

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