1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bithur

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BITHUR, a town in the Cawnpore district of the United Provinces of India, 12 m. N.W. of Cawnpore city. Pop. (1901) 7173. It is chiefly notable for its connexion with the mutiny of 1857. The last of the peshwas, Baji Rao, was banished to Bithur, and his adopted son, the Nana Sahib, made the town his headquarters. It was captured by Havelock on the 19th of July 1857, when the Nana's palaces were destroyed.