The Battle of Porto Novo was fought on 1 July 1781 between forces of the Kingdom of Mysore and Great Britain in the place called Porto Novo (now known as Parangipettai) on the Indian subcontinent, during the Second Anglo-Mysore War. The British force, numbering more than 8,000 under the command of Sir Eyre Coote defeated a force estimated at 40,000 under the command of Hyder Ali.
Memorial for the Battle of Porto Novo, 1781 at Porto Novo
- ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 174. ISBN 9788131300343.
Coordinates: 11°29′N 79°46′E / 11.483°N 79.767°E