Principality of Pesantenan / Prov. Jawa Tengah – Kab. Pati

The principality of Pesantenan is located on Jawa, Prov. Jawa Tengah, District Pati.

District Pati

* Foto sultans and kings, today on Jawa: link
* Foto keratons (palaces) on Jawa: link
* Foto Batavia (Jakarta) in the past: link

* Foto Jawa in the past: link
* Attack of Batavia by Sultan Agung, 1628/1628: link
* Foto Diponegoro – war, 1825: link

* Foto old sites on Jawa: link

History of the principality

Towards the end of the XIII century around 1292 there was on the island of Java a vacuum of authoritative rulers of government. The kingdom of Pajajaran began to collapse, the Kingdom of Singasari receded, while the Majapahit Kingdom was not yet established.
On the northern coast of Central Java island around Mount Muria the eastern side appeared a local ruler, who elevated himself as a duke, his domain was called a duchy.
There were two local rulers in the region:
* The ruler of the Paranggaruda Duchy,
* Ruler of Duchy of Carangsoka.
Adipati Raden Kembangjaya was the ruler of Kadipaten Carangsoka in the 14th century.
To regulate the increasingly widespread government of its territory to the south, Adipati Raden Kembangjaya moved his administrative center from Carangsoka to Kemiri Village by changing the name of Kadipaten Carangsoka to Kadipaten Pesantenan; in the new capital he used the title of the Duke of Jayakusuma. The Duchy of Pesantenan was later renamed Pati Regency.

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