INTACH

17th - 18th Century

1611

Kakarlapudi Payaka

Kakarlapudi Payaka constructed a fort in Anakapalle and in front of that constructed Bhogalingeswara temple. They also constructed a temple to their tutelary deity, which in course of time became Nukalamma temple.

1628

Sultan Abdullah Kutub Shahi

Sultan Abdullah Kutub Shahi of Golconda gave permission to Dutch to build a port and trading centre.

1652

Dutch

Dutch landed in Bhimili. Built a fort and bungalows near Port.

1682

Thomas Bhouri

They made Visakhapatnam their permanent residence. Thomas Bhouri of East India Comapany came to this place on business and constructed a Factory.

1687

Aurangazeb

Aurangazeb expanded his kingdom upto Visakhapatnam after defeating Abul Hasan Tanisha of Golconda.

1690

Britishers built a fort

Britishers built a fort in Vizag here by obtaining a Farmana from the Moghul Emperor.

1694

Col. Seer Lascar

Col. Seer Lascar, in-charge of the British in Visakhapatnam faced resistance from locals especially Potnur Rajas resulting in a war on 10th December 1710.

1713 - 1714

Madhava Varma Dynasty

Vijayarama Raju, successor of Madhava Varma Dynasty built Fort in Vizianagaram. Foundation stone was laid on VijayaDasami.

1724

Deccan Subedar

After the demise of Aurangazeb, the Deccan Subedar occupied Chikakol.

1727

Waltair area

Waltair area was occupied by the washermen (Rajakas).

1728

Visakhapatnam under lease

British have taken Visakhapatnam area from Muslims on lease for an amount of Rs. 4862. They were making Salt, Wine, Addaku, Tobbacco and Kitchen Utensils .

1739

Garden House

A Garden House was constructed to the west of the Fort of Visakhapatnam where Mango Gardens existed.(Presently known as Daba Gardens).

1741

John Stratton

Commander of British Army John Stratton came to Visakhapatnam and constructed Bastions (Burju) in Visakhapatnam.

1742

Civil Court

First Civil Court was established.

1749

Cyclone hit

Cyclone hit the City. 14 ships have been drowned.

1752

Circar Districts

Circar Districts from Guntur to Ganjam were given to French by Salabat Jung for Bussiness purpose.

1753

Bucci

French General Bucci took over the power from Salabat Jung (Subedar).

1754

Fouzdar Zaffar Ali

Chikkakol(Present Srikakulam) Fouzdar Zaffar Ali did not agree and fought Bucci's envoy M Moracin with the help of Nagapur Marathas and and was defeated.

1756

Vijayarama Raju

Bucci came to Circars. Vizianagaram's Vijayarama Raju welcomed him.

1756

24thJanuary

Bobbili Yuddham between Bobbili and Vizianagaram took place.

1756

Thandrapaparayudu

After three days Vijayarama Raju was killed by Thandrapaparayudu.

1757

24thJanuary

Bucci came to Visakhapatnam with 6000 cavelry and 20 canons.

1758

British flag raised

Early in the year Bucci shifted to Hyderabad.

The British flag was raised on the French Head Quarters at Visakhapatnam by Payaka Rao.

1758

20thOctober

Robert Clive sent Colnel Ford to Visakhapatnam to drive away French from this area. Col Ford landed in Visakhapatnam with 2000 soldiers, artellary and 100 lascars.

1758

3rdNovember

Col. Ford and army met Anandagajapathi Raju at Kasimkota.

1758

21stNovember

Col. Ford entered into a treaty with Ananda Gajapathi Raju.

1758

9thDecember

British along with Vizianagaram army fought with French at Rajahmundry and defeated them ending the French presence in Circars.

1760 - 1794

Vijayarama Raju

Vijayarama Raju ruled after Ananda Gajapathi Raju.

1761

Vizianagaram places

Parlakimidi, Ganjam, Chikakol, Visakhapatnam, Kasimkota and Rajahmundry came under the rule of Vizianagaram.

1765

Robert Clive

Robert Clive was issued a Farmana by Moghul Badshah delivering the 5 Cicar districts to British.

1766

Salbat Jung and Kandregula Jogi Pantulu

With the help of Salbat Jung and Kandregula Jogi Pantulu the 5 Circar districts were handed over to British on payment of Rs.9 lakhs.

1769

John Andrews

Visakhapatnam was made the Head Quarters of the District and John Andrews was made the Chief Councellor.

1780

3rdOctober

First Sepoy Mutiny against the British in India.

1780

3rdOctober

Under the leadership of Sheik Mohammad, the sepoys refused to go to Madras to fight against the mutiny of Hyder Ali in Mysore and revolted against the Britsh. General Casmajor was held captive for 24 hrs. British Officer Ensign Buttler fought against the sepoys and released the General.

1784

China Vijayarama Raju

British has removed Vizianagar Diwan Seetharama Raju. China Vijayarama Raju took over the reins of Vizianagaram.

1788

Army

British ordered Vizianagaram to reduce its army which was refused by the King.

1793

13thJune

Under Board of Revenue Order, British has ordered Lt Col Prendergast to take over Vizianagaram Fort.

1793

2ndAugust

Vizianagaram Fort was occupied forcebly.

1794

Padmanabham

China Vijayarama Raju was given a salary of Rs.1200 and Rs. 30,000 towards expenses and was ordered to leave the place. The King refused and went Padmanabham.

1794

10thJuly

China Vijayarama Raju started building the army. British on hearing this, attacked China Vijayarama Raju in the early morning at Padmanabham. War ended in 45 minutes and China Vijayarama Raju along with many supporters died. British lost 13 officers.