National Figures and Patriots

National Figures and Patriots

ITS–Born in Jakarta on 9 March 1903 W.R. Supratman (the son of M. Senen Sastrosuharjo, KNIL sergeant), is a National hero. He went to “Nederlandssche Avoncursus”, a night course run by the Dutch in Ujung Pandang. He then ...

ITS–Sutomo (October 3, 1920 – October 7, 1981), also known as Bung Tomo, is best known for his role as an Indonesian military leader during the Indonesian National Revolution against the Netherlands. He played a central role in ...

ITS–Dr. Sutomo was the co-founder of Budi Utomo, the first modern organization ever established by Indonesians on May 20, 1908. He later proposed the organization to embark on politics and have open membership to all native Indonesians. Born ...

ITS–Lieutenant General (posthumous) Sutoyo Siswomiharjo was born on August 28, 1922, in Kebumen, Central Java. As Dutch high school graduate, he pursued his studies at the Senior Official Training School during the Japanese occupation. Then he worked as ...

ITS–Born on March 5, 1909, in Padang Panjang, West Sumatra Sutan Sjahrir held prominence during the revolutionary days especially for his great influence in educating native youngsters. He once studied in the Netherlands but stopped his studies and ...

ITS–He was born in the 5 Jumadil Akhir (6th month of the Arabic calendar) 1315 and raised as prince  with the title Pangeran Adi Pati Praboe Anoem Soerya Adi Ningrat. When he was a child, Sultan A.M. Alimudin ...

ITS–Sultan Ma’moen Al Rasyid Perkasa Alamsyah, the 9th Sultan Deli, ruled from 1873-1924. He ascended the throne at the age of 15 and ruled for about 51 years. He was known as a generous leader under whose reign ...

ITS–Sultan Hasanuddin, King of Gowa, Sulawesi was among the staunchest fighters against the Dutch and he was nicknamed the Rooster from the East. He was born in 1631 in Ujung Pandang and named I Mallombasi Muhammad Bakir Daeng ...

ITS– Soegiyono was born on August 12, 1926 in the village of Gedaran, Jogyakarta. During the Japanese occupation, he joined the Japanese-created PETA militia force and was appointed budancho (captain) after he graduated from the teacher training school in ...

ITS– Thomas Matulessy (better known as Kapitan Pattimura) was hanged by the Dutch-Indies government on December 16, 1817. Indonesian history now remembers him as an independence movement hero who was deceived by the Dutch and bravely fought against them. ...