Maharaja of Mysore

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Maharaja of Mysore
Former Monarchy
Flag of Mysore.svg
Flag of Mysore
Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur, the last Maharaja
First monarch Yaduraya Wodeyar
Last monarch Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur
Style His Highness
Official residence Mysore Palace
Monarchy began 1399
Monarchy ended 26 January 1950
Current pretender(s) Position vacant since 2013
Flag of Mysore.svg Mysore Kings


Under Vijayanagara Empire


Yaduraya Wodeyar (1399–1423)
Chamaraja Wodeyar I (1423–1459)
Timmaraja Wodeyar I (1459–1478)
Chamaraja Wodeyar II (1478–1513)
Chamaraja Wodeyar III (1513–1553)
Independent Wodeyar Kings


Timmaraja Wodeyar II (1553–1572)
Chamaraja Wodeyar IV (1572–1576)
Chamaraja Wodeyar V (1576–1578)
Raja Wodeyar I (1578–1617)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VI (1617–1637)
Raja Wodeyar II (1637–1638)
Narasaraja Wodeyar I (1638–1659)
Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar (1659–1673)
Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar (1673–1704)
Narasaraja Wodeyar II (1704–1714)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar I (1714–1732)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VII (1732–1734)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734–1766)
Under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan


Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734–1766)
Nanjaraja Wodeyar (1766–1772)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VIII (1772–1776)
Chamaraja Wodeyar IX (1776–1796)
Under British Rule


Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (1799–1868)
Chamaraja Wodeyar X (1881–1894)
Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV (1894–1940)
Jayachamaraja Wodeyar (1940–1950)
(Monarchy abolished)

Titular monarchy

Jayachamaraja Wodeyar (1950–1974)
Srikanta Wodeyar (1974–2013)
Yaduveera Wadiyar (formal announcement to be made in January 2015) (January 2015)

Maharaja of Mysore was the principal title of the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in India.

The Wodeyar dynasty founded a feudatory principality in 1399, which grew into the Kingdom of Mysore. The Wodeyars ruled that kingdom almost uninterruptedly between 1399 and 1947; they ruled initially as vassals of the Vijayanagara Empire (1399–1565), then as independent rulers (1565–1761), then as puppet rulers under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan (1761–1796) and finally as allies of the British crown (1799–1947). The Wodeyars of Mysore is the only Indian Royal family in the 5000-year-history of India (right from the times of Ramayana) to have ruled a kingdom for more than 500 years.[citation needed] The Maharajas of Mysore during these 650 years were:

Vassals of the Vijayanagara Empire (1399–1565)[edit]

Independent rulers (1565–1761)[edit]

Puppet rulers under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan (1766–1796)[edit]

Under British suzerainty until the abolishment of the monarchy (1799–1950)[edit]

Informal titular rulers (1950–Present)[edit]

As of September 2014, there is no successor to Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar.[1]

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