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Royal Seal of the House of Hamengkubuwono
Country Indonesia
Titles Sultan of Yogyakarta
Founded 1755
Founder Raden Mas Sujana (Hamengkubuwono I)
Current head BRM Herjuno Darpito (Hamengkubuwono X)

Hamengkubuwono (also spelt Hamengkubuwana and in Dutch transcription "Hamengkoeboewono") is the current ruling royal house of the Yogyakarta Sultanate in the Yogyakarta Special Region of Indonesia. The current Sultan is Hamengkubuwono X.


As with many significant historical and respected figures in Javanese culture, the name of a ruler is usually preceded by honorifics – in most cases the usage is of Sri Sultan before the name. In full titles the first Hamengkubuwono was titled:

"Ngarsadalem Sampeyandalem Hingkang Sinuhun Kangjeng Sultan Hamengkubuwono, Senopati Ing Ngalaga Ngabdurrahman Sayidin Panatagama Kalifatulah, Hingkang Jumeneng Kaping I".

The Hamengkubuwono is considered by Javanese as the true claimant and heir to the throne of the Second Mataram Kingdom and the vast Majapahit Empire, hence the post-Independence special privileges of self-rule solely allotted to the Hamengkubuwana keraton (palace)- not extended to the other three princedoms and fiefdoms of the Treaty of Giyanti (1755)


Guard of the Sultan (ca 1880)

For some Javanese, the name has been interpreted as having the following components:

  • Hamangku: pleased to serve the people
  • Hamengku: protect the people in a just way
  • Hamengkoni: ready to take responsibility of a leader
  • Buwono: the Javanese universe [1]

Such an explanation does not necessarily coincide with strict etymology of the word.

List of Sultans of Yogyakarta (1755–present)[edit]

No. Name Reign start Reign end Notes
1. Hamengkubuwono I February 13, 1755 March 24, 1792  
2. Hamengkubuwono II April 2, 1792 June 20, 1812
3. Hamengkubuwono III June 28, 1812 November 3, 1814  
4. Hamengkubuwono IV November 9, 1814 December 6, 1823 first reign
5. Hamengkubuwono V December 19, 1823 August 17, 1826 first reign
4. Hamengkubuwono IV August 17, 1826 January 2, 1828 second reign
5. Hamengkubuwono V January 17, 1828 June 5, 1855 second reign
6. Hamengkubuwono VI July 5, 1855 July 20, 1877  
7. Hamengkubuwono VII December 22, 1877 January 29, 1921  
8. Hamengkubuwono VIII February 8, 1921 October 22, 1939  
9. Hamengkubuwono IX March 18, 1940 October 2, 1988  
10. Hamengkubuwono X March 7, 1989 incumbent  


External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ricklefs, M.C. (1974) Jogjakarta under Sultan Mangkubumi, 1749–1792: A history of the division of Java . London Oriental Series, vol. 30. London : Oxford University Press, (Revised Indonesian edition 2002)

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:29 -0800

Jakarta - Calon Ketua Umum Partai Golkar, Priyo Budi Santoso menggelar silaturahmi dengan Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, di kediamannya di Keraton Kilen, Yogyakarta, Senin (17/11) malam, di sela-sela acara Rapimnas partai itu. Dalam pertemuan ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:33:45 -0800

Senior Golkar Party politician Priyo Budi Santoso held a meeting on Tuesday with Yogyakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono, raising speculation that the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives is looking for an endorsement for his bid for the ...
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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:23:59 -0700

Acts of violence should be legally and firmly addressed,” Hamengkubuwono said on the sidelines of a national coordination meeting for the presidential election in Bogor, West Java on Tuesday. Hamengkubuwono acknowledged he was aware that several ...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:04:24 -0700

The university's MWA has 25 members, including Yogyakarta Governor Hamengkubuwono, former Yogyakarta mayor Herry Zudianto and Golkar Party politician and businessman Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. The MWA members, according to Sofian, would assess ...
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:11:15 -0700

Yogyakarta (Antara News) - Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and his wife, GKR Hemas, cast their votes for the presidential election here Wednesday morning with a hope that Indonesia would be better under the new president and vice ...

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:08:26 -0800

Surono handed over the agency's document regarding the geo-heritage sites to Governor Hamengkubuwono X at the Kepatihan gubernatorial office on Friday. Surono expressed hope that regional administrations would be able to protect the geo-heritage ...
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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:56:15 -0800

“There has been a renaissance in thought from (Yogyakarta Governor) Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X about building a new kind of society, which explains why a rebranding is needed,” Biworo told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. In principle, he said, the logo ...


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:21:30 -0800

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