Syarif Kasim II

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Syarif Kasim Abdul Jalil Saifuddin
شريف قاسم عبدالجليل صيفالدين
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Sultan van Siak TMnr 60027152.jpg
Sultan Syarif Kasim II
12th Sultanate of Siak Sri Indrapura
In office
1915–1946
Preceded bySultan Syarif Hasyim
Succeeded bynone
Personal details
Born1 December 1893
Siak Sri Indrapura
(now Siak Regency, Indonesia)
Died23 April 1968(1968-04-23) (aged 74)
Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia

Yang Dipertuan Besar Syarif Kasim Abdul Jalil Saifuddin or Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Jawi: شريف قاسم عبدالجليل صيفالدين ‎; born in Sultanate of Siak Sri Indrapura, Riau, 1 December 1893 - died in Rumbai, Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia, 23 April 1968) was the 12th sultan of the Sultanate of Siak. He was crowned as the sultan at the age of 23 succeeding his father Sultan Syarif Hasyim.[1][2] Sultan Syarif Kasim II was a supporter of the independence struggle in Indonesia. After Indonesia proclaimed independence, he ceded Siak Sultanate to be part of united Indonesia, and he contributed his wealth of 13 million guilders (equivalent to 151 million guilders or € 69 million euros in 2011).[3] for a number of republican government causes. Together with the Sultan of Serdang, he also tried to persuade other kings of East Sumatra to join the republic cause.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riwayat hidup Sultan Syarif Kasim II
  2. ^ Sultan Syarif Kasim di Profil Merdeka
  3. ^ Comparing the purchasing power of the guilder from 1450 to any other year, http://www.iisg.nl/hpw/calculate.php