Paku Alam VIII
|Paku Alam VIII|
Portrait of Paku Alam VIII
10 April 1910|
Yogyakarta, Dutch East Indies
|Died||11 September 1998(aged 88)|
|Spouse(s)||Kanjeng Raden Ayu (KRAy) Retnaningrum
Kanjeng Raden Ayu (KRAy) Purnamaningrum
Sri Paku Alam VIII (10 April 1910 – 11 September 1998) was the son of Sri Paku Alam VII and Gusti Bendara Raden Ayu Retno Poewoso. His child name was Gusti Raden Mas Harya Sularso Kunto Suratno and his adult name was Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya Prabu.
He acceded to the throne of the Pakualaman principality Kadipaten Pakualaman on 12 April 1937 with the official name Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya Paku Alam VIII. The Pakualaman dates from 1812 and is an enclave within the Yogyakarta Sultanate.
He died in office in 1998, and was buried in the family graveyard at Girigondo.
Paku Alam VIII was a major figure in the independence struggle. His contribution, together with that of Hamengkubuwono IX, led to Yogyakarta gaining status as a Special Region where the sultan and the prince serve respectively as governor and vice-governor for life.
- Paku Alam VIII Prince of Yogyakarta, 1910- (1997), Sampeyan Dalem Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Ario Paku Alam VIII : jangkep yuswo 90 tahun, 29 Mulud tahun 1930 (3 Agustus 1997), s.n, retrieved 13 April 2012
- For additional details on history and heraldry, see Paku alaman
Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX
|Governor of Yogyakarta
1 October 1988 – 11 September 1998
Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X
Sri Paku Alam VII
|Prince of the Pakualaman
Sri Paku Alam IX