.Sultanate of Surakarta / Central Jawa



The Sultanate of Surakarta was founded in 1755 and still exists. Located on central Jawa.

Location of Surakarta

* Foto Sultanate of Surakarta: link
Foto Keraton (palace) Surakarta:
Foto Old graveyard of the Mataram kings in Kota Gede: link
Foto Imogiri, Royal graveyard: link

Present Sultan

Present sultan (2017): Sri Sultan Pakubuwono XIII.

Sri Sultan Pakubuwono XIII, 2017

History of the sultanate

After Sultan Agung I, the power and prestige of Sultanate of Mataram was declining due to a power struggle and conflict of succession within the royal family. The VOC (Dutch East India Company) exploited the power struggle to increase its control on Java, and manage to gain concessions of Mataram’s former colony in Priangan and Semarang. The Mataram seat in Plered near Kotagede collapsed after the Trunojoyo revolt in 1677.
Sunan Amral (Amangkurat II) relocated the palace to Kartasura. During the reign of Sunan Pakubuwono II, in 1742 Raden Mas Garendi (Sunan Kuning) led Chinese mercenaries and launched a revolt against the crown and also VOC. Raden Mas Garendi was the son of Prince Teposono and also the grandson of Amangkurat II. The rebels managed to take control of the Kartasura capital and ousted Pakubuwono II who fled and sought refuge in Ponorogo.
With the help of Adipati Cakraningrat IV the ruler of western Madura, Pakubuwono II regained the capital and cracked down on the rebellion. However the palace of Kartasura was destroyed and considered inauspicious since the bloodbath took place there. Pakubuwono II decided to build a new palace and capital city in Sala (Solo) village. The transfer of the capital to Sala village is commemorated in chandrasengkala (chronogram) “Kombuling Pudya Kepyarsihing Nata” which corresponds to Wednesday 12 Sura 1670 Javanese year (17 February 1745).
The date is considered the day that the Surakarta Sunanate was established.

 Jawa, 1700

 Jawa, 1830
jawa 1830

List of Sultans

Sri Susuhunan Pakubuwana II (lahir: Kartasura, 1711 – wafat: Surakarta, 1749) adalah raja terakhir Kasunanan Kartasura yang memerintah tahun 1726 – 1742 dan menjadi raja pertama Kasunanan Surakarta yang memerintah tahun 1745 – 1749. see Wiki: Wiki

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Treaty of Giyanti, 1755

The Treaty of Giyanti (also known as the Treaty of Gianti Java, the Gianti Agreement, or the Giyanti Treaty) was signed and ratified on February 13, 1755 in Giyanti (southeast of Karanganyar, Central Java) between Prince Mangkubumi, the Dutch East India Company, and Sunan Pakubuwono III along with his allies.
Based on the terms of the agreement, the eastern half of the Sultanate of Mataram in central Java was given to Pakubuwono III with Surakarta as its capital, while the western half was given to Prince Mangkubumi with its capital in Yogyakarta. This treaty marked the division of former territory of Mataram Sultanate between Surakarta Sunanate and Yogyakarta Sultanate.
– Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Giyanti

Royal graveyard Imogiri

Imogiri (also Imagiri) is a royal graveyard complex in Yogyakarta, in south-central Java, Indonesia, as well as a modern village located near the graveyard in Bantul Regency. Imogiri is a traditional resting place for the royalty of central Java, including many rulers of the Sultanate of Mataram and of the current houses of Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate. The name Imagiri is derived from Sanskrit Himagiri, which means ‘mountain of snow’. The latter is another name for Himalaya.
– Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imogiri

Old graveyard complex Kota Gede

Kotagede (also Kota Gede, Javanese for “Big City”) is a historic neighborhood in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Kotagede contains the remains of the first capital of Mataram Sultanate, established in the 16th century. Some of the remains of the old Kotagede are remains of the palace, the royal cemetery, the royal mosque, and defensive walls and moats.
– Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotagede

Keraton (palace) of the sultanate

Kasunanan Surakarta located in Surakarta City, Central Java. This palace was founded by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II in 1744 as a substitute of the Palace / Palace Kartasura ravaged by Chinatown Gazer 1743.
Although the Surakarta Kasunanan has officially been part of the Republic of Indonesia since 1945, this palace complex is still functioning as a residence of Sri Sunan and his court house which still runs the royal tradition to this day.
– Source: http://javaisbeautiful.com/2011/10/01/keraton-palace-surakarta-hadiningrat-solo-central-java-indonesia/

History of the Keratons (palaces)

* Old keraton in Karta was built by Sultan Agung (father of Amangkurat I) between 1614 and 1622 and made of wood.
Foto keraton Karta: link

Keraton Plered
was the royal palace built by Amangkurat I of Mataram. Amangkurat moved from the old palace in Karta, built by Sultan Agung (father of Amangkurat I) between 1614 and. Plered was built with brick. The construction work in Plered was finished in 1666. It is located in Pleret, Bantul, to the north-east of Karta.
Kraton Plered was abandoned in 1680 by the son of Amangkurat I, Amangkurat II, who moved to Kartasura.
Foto keraton Plered: link

* Keraton Kartasura was built by Sunan Amangkurat II or Sunan Amangkurat Amral (1677-1703) because the Mataram Palace Pleret had been occupied by the enemy (Trunajaya).
Foto Keraton Kartasura: link

Sixty-six years Kartasura Palace was officially inhabited by Sunan Amangkurat II (1677-1702), although its construction was still not perfect. Precisely on September 11, 1680. King of Mataram who was originally named Prince Adipati Anom was the first king who lived in Kartasura1745, Keraton Kartasura officially moved to Keraton Surakarta, about 10 kilometers east of the old palace.

* Keraton Surakarta
This palace was founded by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II in 1744 as a substitute Palace / Palace Kartasura.
– Foto Keraton Surakarta: link

* Keraton Yogyakarta was build by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I a few months after the Giyanti Agreement in 1755.
– Photo Keraton Yogyakarta: link

Source (english)

– History of the Sultanate: link
History Sultanate on Wiki: link
Treaty of Giyanti, 1755: Wiki
About the Palace: link
About the palace: link
List of Sultans: link

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat (kesultanan Surakarta) di Wiki: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasunanan_Surakarta
Sejarah Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat (kesultanan Surakarta): http://www.sejarahnusantara.com/daerah-istimewa/sejarah-kasunanan-surakarta-tahun-1745%E2%80%931945-pembentukan-daerah-istimewa-surakarta-tanggal-1-september-1945-dan-berakirnya-dis-akibat-gerakan-anti-monarki-oleh-tan-malaka-oktober-1945-10042.htm
Sejarah Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat (kesultanan Surakarta): http://nesaci.com/sejarah-keraton-kasunanan-surakarta/
Sejarah Kasunanan Surakarta Hadiningrat (kesultanan Surakarta): http://www.kerajaannusantara.com/id/surakarta-hadiningrat/sejarah

Daftar Sultan di Wiki: link
Perjanjian Giyanti (1755): link

– Tentang Keraton di Wiki: link
Tentang Keraton: https://www.maioloo.com/tempat-wisata/jawa-tengah/keraton-surakarta/