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May 10, 1857 - July 8, 1859
Mughal dynasty, United Kingdom
Siege of Lucknow, Siege of Delhi
Indian Rebellion of 1857, Indian Mutiny, Sepoy Mutiny, First War of Independence
Revolt of 1857 occurred as the result of an accumulation of factors over time. The General Service Enlistment Act of 25 July 1856 was one of the major causes.
Indian Mutiny was unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India in 1857–59. The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in Meerut by Indian troops in the service of the British East India Company. Also it spread to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, and Lucknow. On 1 November 1858, the British granted amnesty to all rebels not involved in murder.
British victory; Suppression of revolt; Formal end of the Mughal Empire; End of Company rule in India; Transfer of rule to the British Crown.
Some East India lands returned to native rulers, other lands were confiscated by the British crown.