Maulana Hasanuddin of Banten

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Maulana Hasanuddin
First ruler of Banten Sultanate
Sultan of Banten
PredecessorSunan Gunungjati (sultan of Cirebon)
SuccessorMaulana Yusuf
Died1570 (aged 91–92)
Banten Sultanate
IssueMaulana Yusuf of Banten
Pangeran Sunyararas
FatherSunan Gunungjati
MotherNyai Ratu Kawunganten
ReligionSunni Islam

Maulana Hasanuddin (also spelled Hasanuddin) was a ruler of the Banten Sultanate from c. 1552 to 1570. Hasanuddin was a Azmatkhani Ba 'Alawi Sayyid, the son of Sunan Gunungjati and Nyai Ratu Kawunganten.

He extended the domains of Banten to the pepper-producing region of Lampung, in South Sumatra. This area, which already had long-standing ties with West Java, facilitated Banten's rise to prominence as a pepper port.[1]


  1. ^ M.C. Ricklefs, A History of Modern Indonesia Since c. 1300, 2nd ed., Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994, p. 38
Preceded by
Sultan of Banten
ca. 1552–1570
Succeeded by