Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau

The Governor General of the French colony of Pondicherry from 1783 to 1785.

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Salabat Jung

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

A late 18th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre, provides an insight into the alliance between Salabat Jung and De Bussy.

After Muzaffar Jung (his nephew) was killed by the Afghans on 13 February 1751, Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan was proclaimed as the new Nizam near Lakkireddipalli Pass, by the French under De Bussy with the title Asaf-ad-Daulah, Nawab Said Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Salabat Jung, Zafar Jung, Nawab Subahdar of the Deccan.

Bobbili

Town in Vizianagaram district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Town in Vizianagaram district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Statue of Thandra Paparayudu at RK Beach
A lion sculpture atop the celebrated Venugopala Swamy temple
Salur-Bobbili Railbus

Vizianagaram kings won the war with the help of French General Marquis de Bussy.

A 1790's steel engraving or Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali

Hyder Ali, Haidarālī (c.

Hyder Ali, Haidarālī (c.

A 1790's steel engraving or Hyder Ali
Hyder Ali as a young soldier.
The dominions of the Kingdom Of Mysore ruled by Hyder Ali, in the year 1780.
Lal Bagh Gardens of Bangalore were originally laid out by Hyder Ali and were modelled on Mughal and French gardening techniques.
Hyder Ali in 1762, incorrectly described as the head of his army in the war against the British in India. (French painting)
Map of India in 1765 showing territories loyal to the Marathas in (Yellow); and the territories of those loyal to the Great Mogul in (Green), which includes Mysore.
Krishnagiri Fort was besieged in the first Anglo-Mysore war in 1768, and finally surrendered to the English, who held it briefly
Asaf Jah II opposed the East India Company in 1766, and initially allied himself with Hyder Ali during the First Anglo-Mysore War, particularly during the Battle of Chengam, then Battle of Rakshasbhuvan, but later abandoned (in 1768) and later intervened in favor of Mysore during the Battle of Kharda in 1795.
Hyder Ali's melee forces in battle.
Theater map for the First and the Second Anglo-Mysore Wars
Baillie surrenders to Hyder Ali.
Tomb of Hyder Ali.
French Admiral Suffren meeting with Hyder Ali in 1782, J.B. Morret engraving, 1789.
The Mysore rockets utilised effectively during the Anglo-Mysore Wars, and were later updated by the British into the Congreve rockets, which were successively employed during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.
Hyder Ali as 'The Pretended Fakir' (1894), from The Surgeon's Daughter by Sir Walter Scott (1827).
Seal of Mysore.
The flag of the Sultanate of Mysore at the entrance into the fort of Bangalore.
A British illustration of Sayed Sahib leading Hyder Ali's forces during the Siege of Cuddalore.
The Battle of Pollilur, where the forces of Hyder Ali effectively used Mysorean rockets and Rocket artillery against closely massed East India Company troops.
Pierre André de Suffren ally of Hyder Ali.
Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau ally of Hyder Ali.
French Admiral Suffren (with the support of Hyder Ali) comes to the aid of Reynier van Vlissingen's Dutch forces against the Admiral Edward Hughes.

The fort was held by Muzaffar Jung's forces and the siege was conducted by the Marquis de Bussy.

Alamgir II

The fifteenth Mughal Emperor of India, who reigned from 3 June 1754 to 29 November 1759.

The fifteenth Mughal Emperor of India, who reigned from 3 June 1754 to 29 November 1759.

Imad-ul-Mulk, a persecutor of the Mughal imperial family, holds a banquet.
Patthargarh fort (literally meaning: "stone stronghold") outside Najibabad, built by Najib ad-Dawlah in 1755, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II.
Mughal artillerymen at Plassey during the Carnatic Wars.
Maratha Confederacy at its zenith in 1760, the Peshwa discussed abolishing the Mughal Empire and placing Vishwasrao on the imperial throne in Delhi.
the Mughal Ambassador
A portrait of Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau.
Silver rupee issued in the name of Alamgir II, date of AH 1172 (c. 1758).
Ahmad Shah Durrani.
Timur Shah Durrani.

Throughout Alamgir II's reign French commandant de Bussy and Lally and their allies such as Salabat Jung and Hyder Ali greatly contributed to the advancement of forces in the Deccan opposed to the utter dominance of the Maratha renegades, their achievements had earned them fame throughout the influential circles within the Mughal Empire.

Yanaon

One of the five settlements of French India between 1731 and 1954.

One of the five settlements of French India between 1731 and 1954.

Maximum extent of French influence (1741–1754)
Colonial Yanaon
Regional Administrator Office, Yanam
Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Yanam Bridge
French Commissaire and Madimchetty, Mayor of Yanam in 1940s

In December 1753, a paravana of Salabat Jang, Subedar of Deccan conceded to Bussy the paraganas of Chicacole, Ellore, Rajahmundry and Mustafanagar.

Battle of Bobbili

Significant historical event in Princely state of Vizianagaram, the present day Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh.

Significant historical event in Princely state of Vizianagaram, the present day Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh.

On 23 November 1753, a Paravana of Asif ad-Dawlah Mir Ali Salabat Jang, Subedar of Deccan conceded to Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau the parganas of Chicacole, Ellore, Rajahmundry etc. with an annual revenue RS.2, 00,000 for the maintenance of the French troops in the Subah in recognition of the help of these Circars amounted up to 10 lakhs of Rupees per year.

Bust of Suffren by Jean-Antoine Houdon

Pierre André de Suffren

French Navy officer and admiral.

French Navy officer and admiral.

Bust of Suffren by Jean-Antoine Houdon
Suffren meeting with Hyder Ali on 26 July 1782. Engraving by Jean-Baptiste Morret, 1789.

The island had been selected as the base for French operations in the Indian Ocean, falling under the overall command of Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau.

Hyderabad

Capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and the de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.

A 17th century Deccani School miniature of Qutb Shahi ruler Abul Hasan Qutb Shah with Sufi singers in the Mehfil-(“gathering to entertain or praise someone”).
The Qutb Shahi Tombs at Ibrahim Bagh are the tombs of the seven Qutb Shahi rulers.
A mill with a canal connecting to Hussain Sagar lake. Following the introduction of railways in the 1880s, factories were built around the lake.
Hussain Sagar lake, built during the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, was once the source of drinking water for Hyderabad.
Blackbucks grazing at Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
Telangana Legislature
The GHMC is divided into six municipal zones
A GHMC sweeper cleaning the Tank Bund Road
The NTR Gardens is among the gardens in the vicinity of Hussain Sagar lake serving as a recreation park.
Optimist and Laser dinghies during the Hyderabad Sailing Week Regatta at Hussain Sagar
HITEC City, the hub of information technology companies
Middle class apartments in Uppal Kalan—a rural–urban fringe of Hyderabad city
Bridalwear shops in Laad Bazaar, near the Charminar
Makkah Masjid constructed during the Qutb Shahi and Mughal rule in Hyderabad
Ravindra Bharati an auditorium named after Rabindranath Tagore.
An 18th century Bidriware, water pipe base of Hookah, displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hyderabadi biryani along with other Hyderabadi cuisine
Osmania University College of Arts
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
Hyderabad Metro

In response to regular threats from Hyder Ali (Dalwai of Mysore), Baji Rao I (Peshwa of the Maratha Empire), and Basalath Jung (Asaf Jah II's elder brother, who was supported by French General the Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau), the Nizam signed a subsidiary alliance with the East India Company in 1798, allowing the British Indian Army to be stationed at Bolarum (modern Secunderabad) to protect the state's capital, for which the Nizams paid an annual maintenance to the British.

Yanam

Town located in the Yanam district in Puducherry.

Town located in the Yanam district in Puducherry.

Colonial Yanaon
French India
Venkanna Babu Ratham, Yanam
Ferry Road, Yanam
Rajiv Gandhi Bus station complex at Yanam
Draksharamam Road
Children's Park
Sri Potti Sreeramulu Yanam Bridge
Rajiv Gandhi Beach
French Administrator Albert Vollerin, his family and Maire Madimchetty in the 1950s
Organigramme of Yanam Municipality
Map of Yanam Constituency
Ratham, Yanam
Venkanna Babu Temple, Yanam
Mosque, Yanam
Church, Yanam
Statue of Jesus at Yanam

The region was presented to a French General, the Marquess of Bussy, by the king of Vizianagaram as a token of gratitude for Bussy's help in his fight against the rulers of Bobbili.

Ancienville

Commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

A street in Ancienville
Ancienville Town Hall / School
The Church of Saint-Médard
Entrance to the Church of Saint-Médard
The Wayside Cross
The Cross of the Federation
The Stone Cross

Charles Joseph Patissier de Bussy-Castelnau, Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau (1718–1785), Governor-General of Pondicherry.