Tantia Tope

Leader in the Indian Rebellion of 1857
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Ramachandra Pandurang Tope (1814 – 18 April 1859) was an Indian freedom fighter. He was a General in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.[1] He is better known by his nickname Tantia Tope.[2]

Tatya Tope
Died18 April 1859
MonumentsTatya Tope Memorial
OrganizationHindu Janajagruti Samiti
MovementIndian Rebellion of 1857
Tantya Tope, said to have been the rebels' best general, after his capture in 1859

Tope was a close associate of Nana Sahib.[3] Tope and Sahib led the Indian forces in the Siege of Cawnpore.[3] The British East India Company surrendered and were told they could have safe passage. But they were attacked by Indian forces and all but 210 women and children were killed.[4]


  1. Indian History, ed. V.K. Agnihotri (New Deli: Allied Publishers, 2010), p. C-418
  2. "Tantia Topi". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "18 April 1859: Tatya Tope, leader of 1857 Indian Rebellion, died". Maps of India. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  4. "Siege of Cawnpore – a summary". History in an Hour. Retrieved January 22, 2017.