Fort Rotterdam

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Fort Rotterdam (before 1924)

Fort Rotterdam is a fort built in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was captured by the Dutch in 1667 and became a center of Dutch colonial power in Sulawesi. Following the Java War (1825–1830), Javanese prince, and now national hero, Diponegoro was imprisoned in the fort following his exile to Makassar in 1830 until his death in 1855.[1] It was also used as a Japanese prisoner of war camp in World War II.

There are several modest museum exhibitions in various rooms in the Fort. Various local publications about South Sulawesi may also be purchased from a bookstore at the Fort.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carey, Peter. "Dipanagara and the Java War." Indonesian Heritage: Early Modern History. Vol. 3, ed. Anthony Reid, Sian Jay and T. Durairajoo. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2001. 112-13.
  • Andaya, Leonard. "South Sulawesi After Arung Palakka." Indonesian Heritage: Early Modern History. Vol. 3, ed. Anthony Reid, Sian Jay and T. Durairajoo. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet, 2001. 106-07.

External links[edit]

Media related to Fort Rotterdam at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 5°08′03″S 119°24′20″E / 5.13417°S 119.40556°E / -5.13417; 119.40556