Sepoy Mutiny

Definition

The 1857-8 Sepoy Mutiny (aka Sepoy Rebellion, Indian Mutiny, The Uprising or First Indian War of Independence) was a failed rebellion against the rule of the British East India Company (EIC) in India. Initially a mutiny of the Indian soldiers (sepoys) in the EIC army, the movement spread to become a wider rebellion involving a broad spectrum of the Indian population in certain regions.

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  • 1857 - 1858
    The Sepoy Mutiny (aka The Uprising or First Indian War of Independence) against the East India Company.
  • Mar 1857
    The Sepoy Mangal Pandey is executed for attacking a British officer, and his fellow sepoys are flogged.
  • 10 May 1857
    The East india Company sepoys at Meerut raise arms against their officers and then take over Delhi.
  • 18 Sep 1857
    The East India Company retakes control of Delhi during the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • Mar 1858
    The East India Company takes back control of Kanpur and Lucknow during the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • Jun 1858
    Lord Canning, Governor-General of the East India Company announces that peace has been restored after the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • 2 Aug 1858
    The British state takes full possession of East India Company territories in India.
  • 1 Jun 1874
    The British Parliament formally dissolves the East India Company.
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