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2nd Minister of Development
In office
29 January 1948 – 24 February 1949
Preceded byWikana
Succeeded byMaladi
Personal details
Born(1916-06-12)12 June 1916
Pekalongan, Central Java, Dutch East Indies
Died24 February 1949(1949-02-24) (aged 32)
Gander Village, Ngliman Village, Sawahan Sub-District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java, Indonesia

Supeno (12 June 1916 – 24 February 1949) was the Minister of Development/Youth in the First Hatta Cabinet of Indonesia. He died while still serving in the department as a result of the Dutch Military Aggression II. Supeno is now regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia.[1]


Early life[edit]

Soepeno born in Pekalongan, Central Java, on 12 June 1916. He was the son of an officer of the Tegal Station Soemarno.[2] Accessed After graduating from High school (AMS) in Semarang, she went to Technical High School (Technische Hogeschool) in Bandung.[2] Only two years old, studying in school it's because he moved to the High School of Law (Recht Hogeschool) in Jakarta. In the city, staying in hostels Soepeno Assembly of Students Indonesia (RMIC) in Jalan Cikini Raya 71. Therefore, his colleagues, he was selected as the head of the hostel.[2]

Being Minister[edit]

In the First Hatta Cabinet, he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sports.


When the Dutch invaded Indonesia on 19 December 1948, the Minister of Youth and Supeno RI Development. Supeno joined a guerrilla force, while the Dutch soldiers continue to track him down.[3] Several months after joining the guerrilla, Supeno and his party were finally caught at Ganter Village, Nganjuk, when the Dutch invaded the territory on the 24 February 1949.[4] After he was caught, the Dutch forced him to squat as they interrogated.[3] They asked him over and over who he is, while he insists that he is a local from the village, since he was looked and dressed like the locals. While the Dutch continued to interrogate him, he refused to give up any information and continued to remain silent. Finally the Dutch soldier put a gun against his temple, to intimidate him even further. When he stayed firm, without fear in his eyes, they pulled the trigger and executed him on the spot, along with six other members of the guerrilla.

Supeno was then buried in Nganjuk. A year later, his tomb was transferred to TMP Semaki, Yogyakarta.[4]


  1. ^ Mirnawati (2012). Kumpulan Pahlawan Indonesia Terlengkap [Most Complete Collection of Indonesian Heroes] (in Indonesian). Jakarta: CIF. ISBN 978-979-788-343-0.
  2. ^ a b c Politisi Berpendirian Teguh.ENSIKONESIA - ENSIKLOPEDI TOKOH INDONESIA. 1 Oktober 2010. Diakses pada 31 Juli 2012
  3. ^ a b Fadillah, Ramadhian. Menteri Supeno tewas dieksekusi tentara Belanda Merdeka. Selasa, 12 Juni 2012. Diakses pada 30 Juli 2012
  4. ^ a b Hendarsah, Amir (2009). Kisah Heroik Pahlawan Nasional Terpopuler. Galangpress Group. p. 47. ISBN 978-602-8620-10-9. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
Preceded by Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports
Succeeded by