On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1799

Historical Events

  • Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.

Famous Deaths

  • Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam, dies at 48
1799 Highlights

About May 4, 1799

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 221 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus