top of page

The Martiniere, Lucknow

247259-200.png
December 31, 1856
gold-medal-vector-816269_edited.png
Mirza Firuz Shah
subject-icon-1_edited.png
Scenery and Places
Untitled-2.png
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

The Martiniere, Lucknow

IMG101550

DESCRIPTION

The first academic session of the school began in 1845, 45 years after the death of Major General Claude Martin, a native of France serving in the English East India Company. Martin in his will had stated that upon his death an educational institution for boys should be established at his place of residence in Lucknow called Constantia. After years of legal disputes, the first day of classes was held on October 1, 1845, a day which is now celebrated every year as Constantia Day.


Another important milestone in the school’s history came during the Revolt of 1857 in Lucknow. Residency, a British stronghold was under siege by the revolting populace. A group of boys from La Martiniere along with their Principal George Schilling were tasked with helping the British forces defend the stronghold. The school was granted Military Honours by the British Empire for defending the Residency and till date remains the only educational institute in India to be given this honour.


Initially, only the sons of British Officers were allowed to study at La Martiniere but as time progressed Indians were also granted the right to study at the prestigious institute. Now, more than 5000 boys are studying at La Martinere College, Lucknow. The students are divided among Day-Scholars and Resident Scholars.


Mughal-Library



Rate This BookDon’t love itNot greatGoodGreatLove itRate This Book

Your content has been submitted

Post Comment
Ratings & Review
Click To Close Comment Box
Click To Post Your Comment
Show Reviews

Ismail Mazari

average rating is null out of 5

Very good information.

MUGHAL IMAGES

The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

The
Mughal Library brings readers of our history and related subjects on one platform. our goal is to share knowledge between researchers and students in a friendly environment.


 

bottom of page