Keraton of Kacirebonan / Prov. West Jawa – Kab. Cirebon

The Keraton of Kacirebonan exists since 1807. Located in the city of Cirebon on Jawa.

* Foto of keraton Kacirebonan: link
* Foto of the complex buildings of  keraton Kacirebonan: link

There are 4 Keratons in Cirebon.

Keraton Kacirebonan: present Pangeran: KGPH Abdulgani Nata Diningrat Dekarangga.
Keraton Kasepuhan, present Sultan: Sultan Sepuh XIV
Keraton Kanoman, present Sultan: Sultan Kanoman Cirebon 12 Kanjeng Gusti Muhammad Emirrudin
Keraton Kaprabonan, present Pangeran: Pangeran Kaprabonan Cirebon X, Pangeran Hempi Raja Kaprabonan

Location Cirebon

About the King of Keraton Kacirebonan

Present Pangeran Kacirebonan (2017): KGPH Abdulgani Nata Diningrat Dekarangga.

Info from kerajaan indonesiaKaprabonan and Kacirebonan only have a pangeran as king. Although Kacirebonan tries to let raise the title.


The Sultanate of Cirebon was established in 1552 by the commander of the sultanate of Demak, then the Sultan of Cirebon died in 1570 and was succeeded by his son who was very young at that time.
Sultans of the Sultanate of Cirebon:

  • 1479-1568: Sunan Gunung Jati
  • 1568-1570: Fatahillah
  • 1570-1649: Panembahan Ratu I
  • 1649-1677: Panembahan Ratu II

1677: the first division of the Sultanate of Cirebon, occurred during the crowning of three sons Panembahan Girilaya, Sultan Sepuh, Sultan Anom, and Panembahan Cirebon in 1677. This is a new chapter for the palace of Cirebon, in which the empire was split into three and each ruling and lowers the next emperor. Thus, the next rulers of Cirebon Sultanate were:

  • Sultan Palace Kasepuhan, Prince Martawijaya, with the title Sultan Muhammad Samsudin Makarimi Sepuh Abil (1677-1703)
  • Sultan Kanoman, Prince Kartawijaya, with the title Sultan Muhammad Badrudin Makarimi Anom Abil (1677-1723)
  • Panembahan Prince Wangsakerta, as Panembahan Cirebon with the title of Prince Abdul Kamil Muhammad Nasarudin or Panembahan Tohpati (1677-1713). Prince Wangsakerta not appointed but only Panembahan sultan. He does not have jurisdiction or the palace itself, but stands as Kaprabonan (paguron) is a place to learn the intellectual palace.

1807: there was a split because one of his sons, namely Prince Raja Kanoman, want to secede to build the empire itself as the Sultanate Kacirebonan.
The will of the Prince King Kanoman supported by the Dutch colonial government to release Besluit (Dutch: decree) Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies who raised Prince Raja Kanoman became Sultan Carbon Kacirebonan in 1807 with the restriction that the sons and successors are not entitled to the title of sultan, simply by the title of prince.

Partition of the sultanate of Cirebon

The Palace

Kacirebonan palace was built in 1807 during the second split of the Sultanate.
Architecture and interior are a blend of Sundanese, Javanese, Islamic, Chinese, Dutch styles with European architectural.


Sultanate of Cirebon:
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