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2nd Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
January 29, 1948 – August 4, 1949
President Soekarno
Preceded by Wikana
Succeeded by Maladi
Personal details
Born (1916-06-12)June 12, 1916
Netherlands Pekalongan, Central Java, Dutch East Indies
Died February 24, 1949(1949-02-24) (aged 32)
Indonesia Gander Village, Ngliman Village, Sawahan Sub-District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java, Indonesia
Religion Islam

Supeno (June 12, 1916 - February 24, 1949) is the Minister of Development/Youth at First Hatta Cabinet. He died while still serving in the department as a result of the Dutch Military Aggression II. Supeno is now regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia.[1]


Early life[edit]

Soepeno born in Pekalongan, Central Java, on June 12, 1916. He was the son of an officer of the Tegal Station Soemarno.[2] Accessed After graduating from High school (AMS) in Semarang, she went to Technical High School (Technische Hogeschool) in Bandung.[2] Only two years old, studying in school it's because he moved to the High School of Law (Recht Hogeschool) in Jakarta. In the city, staying in hostels Soepeno Assembly of Students Indonesia (RMIC) in Jalan Cikini Raya 71. Therefore his colleagues, he was selected as the head of the hostel.[2]

Being Minister[edit]

In the First Hatta Cabinet, he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sports.


When the Dutch invaded Indonesia on December 19, 1948, the Minister of Youth and Supeno RI Development. Supeno follow bergerilya and the Netherlands continue to find him.[3] After months of bergerilya, Supeno and his party caught in Village Ganter, Nganjuk when the Dutch invaded the territory Ganter on February 24, 1949.[4] Dutch Army told him he squats and mengintrogasi.[3]

Soepeno say that it is the residents of the area but the Dutch do not believe. Finally, the temple was shot and killed while Supeno.[3] Supeno was then buried in Nganjuk. A year later, his tomb was transferred to TMP Semaki, Yogyakarta.[4]


  1. ^ Mirnawati (2012). Kumpulan Pahlawan Indonesia Terlengkap [Most Complete Collection of Indonesian Heroes] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: CIF. ISBN 978-979-788-343-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Politisi Berpendirian Teguh.ENSIKONESIA - ENSIKLOPEDI TOKOH INDONESIA. 1 Oktober 2010. Diakses pada 31 Juli 2012
  3. ^ a b c Fadillah, Ramadhian. Menteri Supeno tewas dieksekusi tentara Belanda Merdeka. Selasa, 12 Juni 2012. Diakses pada 30 Juli 2012
  4. ^ a b Hendarsah, Amir. Kisah Heroik Pahlawan Nasional Terpopuler. Galangpress Group. p. 47. ISBN 978-602-8620-10-9. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
Preceded by
Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports
Succeeded by