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Fatahillah was a 16th-century commander for the Sultanate of Demak who in 1527 recaptured Sunda Kelapa from the Portuguese, after which the town was renamed Jayakarta.[1] He is a national hero in Indonesia.[2]

Fatahillah Square in Jakarta and the Indonesian Navy ship KRI Fatahillah (361) are named after him.[3]


  1. ^ Ian Burnett (1 August 2013). East Indies. Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-1-922013-87-3.
  2. ^ Fatahillah Brill Online Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Andrew Whitmarsh (3 September 2013). Jakarta: 25 Excursions in and Around the Indonesian Capital. Tuttle Publishing. pp. 99–. ISBN 978-1-4629-0893-6.