Major leaders of 1857 rebellion:

The Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny or the First War of Independence, was a significant uprising against British colonial rule in India. While the rebellion involved widespread participation from various sections of society, including sepoys (Indian soldiers in the British East India Company’s army) and civilians, there were also leaders who played key roles in organizing and leading the resistance. 
Rani Lakshmibai - Bahadur Shah II - Kunwar Singh - Nana Saheb - Tantia Tope - Bakht Khan - Leaders of the 1857 rebellion
1857 rebellion
Here are some of the major leaders of the 1857 rebellion:

1. Rani Lakshmibai:

The Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai, was one of the prominent leaders in the rebellion. She played a crucial role in the Siege of Jhansi and became a symbol of resistance against British rule.

2. Bahadur Shah II:

Bahadur Shah II, also known as Bahadur Shah Zafar, was the last Mughal emperor. Though he was reluctant to lead the rebellion initially, he eventually became a symbolic figurehead for the uprising in Delhi.

3. Kunwar Singh:

Kunwar Singh was a prominent leader from Bihar who played a crucial role in the rebellion. Despite his age, he actively participated in battles against the British forces.

4. Nana Saheb:

Nana Saheb, also known as Dhondu Pant, was adopted by the Peshwa Baji Rao II and was one of the key leaders in the early phase of the rebellion. He led the uprising in Cawnpore (Kanpur) and was involved in the infamous Bibighar massacre.

5. Tantia Tope:

Rao Tula Ram, popularly known as Tantia Tope, was a military leader who played a significant role in the rebellion. He led the forces in the Central India and North India regions and was known for his tactical skills.

6. Bakht Khan:

Bakht Khan was a prominent leader in Delhi during the rebellion. He was a soldier in the Mughal army and played a key role in the defense of Delhi against the British forces.

7. Birjis Qadr (Birjis Qadra):

Birjis Qadr, the eldest son of Bahadur Shah II, was declared the ruler of Awadh (Oudh) by the rebels. He played a role in the resistance against the British in Lucknow.

8. Raja Khan:

Raja Khan was a notable leader in the Rohilkhand region. He played a crucial role in the uprising against the British in areas around Bareilly.
These leaders, along with countless others, played vital roles in various regions, leading the rebellion against British rule. The events of 1857 had a profound impact on the course of Indian history and paved the way for subsequent movements for independence.