Plassey


Plassey
/plah"see, plas"ee/, n.
a village in NE India, about 80 miles (128 km) north of Calcutta: Clive's victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India.

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India
also called  Palashi 

      historic village, east-central West Bengal state, northeastern India. It lies just east of the Bhagirathi River. Plassey was the scene of the decisive victory of British forces under Robert Clive (Clive, Robert, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey) over those of the nawab of Bengal, Sirāj al-Dawlah (Sirāj-ud-Dawlah), in 1757. Dispatched from Madras (now Chennai) with reinforcements to reestablish British factories (trading stations) in Bengal, Clive was aided in his mission by the treachery of the nawab's generals. The Battle of Plassey helped pave the way for the British acquisition of Bengal. A monument marks the site of the battlefield, which has been partially washed away by a shift of the Bhagirathi.

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  • Plassey — bezeichnet: englischer Name des Ortes Palashi in Bengalen (Indien) Schlacht bei Plassey am 23. Juni 1757, Sieg der Briten über die Inder Robert Clive of Plassey (1725 1774), britischer General Diese Seite ist eine Begriff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plassey — Plassey, Stadt im District Nuddea der britischen Präsidentschaft Bengalen in Ostindien, am Hooghly, wo am 23. Juni 1757 die Briten unter Clive einen entscheidenden Sieg über Suraj ud Dowlah, dem Subahdar von Bengalen, erfochten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Plassey — (spr. plassī: eigentlich Palassi oder Palashi), Schlachtfeld am Bhagirathifluß in der britischind. Provinz Bengalen, Distrikt Naddiya, unter 23°47 nördl. Br. und 88° 18 östl. L., historisch merkwürdig durch den Sieg der Engländer unter Lord Clive …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Plassey — [plä′sē] village in West Bengal, India, north of Calcutta: scene of a decisive victory (1757) by which the British established their rule in India …   English World dictionary

  • Plassey — noun the victory in 1757 by the British under Clive over Siraj ud daula that established British supremacy over Bengal • Syn: ↑battle of Plassey • Regions: ↑India, ↑Republic of India, ↑Bharat • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pitched battle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plassey — geographical name village NE India in West Bengal N of Calcutta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PLASSEY —    a great battlefield in Bengal, now swept away by changes in the course of the river, scarcely 100 m. N. of Calcutta; was the scene of Clive s victory in 1757 with 800 Europeans and 2200 unreliable native troops over Suraj ud Dowlah, the ruler… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Plassey — Plas•sey [[t]ˈplɑ si, ˈplæs i[/t]] n. why a village in NE India, N of Calcutta: Clive s victory here (1757) established British power in India …   From formal English to slang

  • Plassey — /ˈplæsi/ (say plasee) noun a village in north eastern India, about 129 km north of Kolkata; Clive s victory over a Bengal army here (1757) led to the establishment of British power in India …   Australian English dictionary

  • Plassey, County Limerick — Plassey is an area of County Limerick on the River Shannon, near Castletroy and Limerick. Plassey was originally a large estate of land owned by Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, and named after the Battle of Plassey 1757, part of the British… …   Wikipedia


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