The queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai born on November 19, 1828
She was named Manikarnika. In 1842, Manikarnika was married to Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Maratha ruler of Jhansi, a princely state in Bundelkhand.
The Rani of Jhansi rose to prominence during India's first war of independence in 1857. The rebellion started as a sepoy mutiny on May 10, 1857, in Meerut, and then spread to other parts of northern and central India. BA REVOLT OF 1857
With news of the mutiny reaching Jhansi, the Rani sought British permission to gather a force of armed men for her protection. But it is believed that by then the thinking in the British camp was that the Rani was part of the rebel force.
Rebel leader Tatya Tope Rani Lakshmibai
When she was killed, the Rani was only 29 years old. By dying young on the battlefield during the greatest revolt against British rule the country had ever witnessed, Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, became immortal in the hearts and minds of her countrymern