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

The Keraton of Kanoman exists since 1678. Located in the city of Cirebon, Jawa.

* Foto Keraton Kanoman: link

There are 4 Keratons in Cirebon.

* Keraton Kanoman: Present Sultan Kanoman Cirebon 12 Kanjeng Gusti Muhammad Emirrudin.
* Keraton Kasepuhan, present Sultan: Sultan Sepuh XIV
* Keraton Kacirebonan, present Pangeran: Pangeran Kacirebonan Pangeran Abdul-gani Natadiningrat
* Keraton Kaprabonan, present Pangeran: Pangeran Kaprabonan Cirebon X Pangeran Hempi Raja Kaprabonan.

Location of Cirebon

About the Sultan

Present Sultan: Sultan Kanoman Cirebon the-12: Kanjeng Gusti Muhammad Emirrudin.
Installed 6 March 2003.


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

List of kings

* 1662-1703: Sultan Anom I Badruddin, son of Pangeran Giri Laya
* 1703-1706: Sultan Anom II, son
* 1719-1732: Sultan Anom III Muhammad Alimuddin, son
* 1744-1797: Sultan Anom IV Khairuddin, son
* 1797-1807: Sultan Anom V Imanuddin, son
* 1807-1819: Sultan Anom VI Muhammad Kamaruddin, titular sultan 1819-1851, son

Titular sultans of Kraton Kanoman since 1819

* 1851-1871: Sultan Anom VII Muhammad Kamaruddin, son
* 1871-1879: Pangeran Raja Kaprabon, regent-sultan, brother
* 1879-1934: Sultan Anom VIII Raja Dulkarnain, son of Sultan Anom VII
* 1934-1935: Sultan Anom IX Nurbuat, son
* 1935-1989: Sultan Anom X Muhammad Nurus, son
* 1989-2002: Sultan Anom XI Muhammad Jalaluddin, son
* 2002: Muhammad Saladin, son
* 2003: Sultan XII, Muhammad Emiruddin, brother

About the palace, Keraton Kanoman

Foto complex buildings Keraton Kanoman: link

Keraton Kanoman was founded by Sultan Anom I in 1677. In the outer area of the palace, the siti inggil, are masonry versions of the classic Javanese pendopo form, as opposed to the more conventional timber structures. Like the Great Mosque in Demak, Chinese ceramics are embedded into the plastered walls. The squat split-gates with pyramidal peaks are a Cirebon emblem.