Mangkunegara VIII

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Mangkunegara VIII wife Ratu Timur from COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Portret van Mangkoe Negoro VII

Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya Mangkunagara VIII (born in Kartasura, 7 April 1925; died in Surakarta, 2 August 1995 at the age of 70 years; came to power in 1944) was the last ruler of Mangkunegaran, in Java, in modern Indonesia. He experienced the Dutch colonial period and the beginning of Indonesia's independence. Mangkunegara VIII was the son of Mangkunegara VII, by Gusti Raden Ayu Retnaningrum, one of his secondary wives. The queen consort Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Timur had only one child, a daughter named Gusti Raden Ayu Siti Nurul Kusumawardhani.

Mangkunagara VIII faced extreme difficulty in maintaining the sovereignty of his state. As a result, the state of Surakarta (including Mangkunagaran) were incorporated into the province of Central Java in 1950. Mangkunagara VIII died in 1995 and was succeeded by his third child and second son as Mangkunegara IX.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben. Indonesian Traditional States World Statesmen.org. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  2. ^ Negoro, Suryo. "Sri Mangkoenagoro IX". Joglosemar Online. Retrieved 2010-04-28.