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Mangkunegaran Palace

Mangkunegaran Palace lies on Ronggowarsito streets, center of Surakarta down town. The prince of Mangkunegaran Palace called Mangkunegoro. Officially, his name is Prince Gusti Kanjeng Arya Mangkunegara Senopati Ing Ayudha Sudibyaningprang. Mangkunegaran palace was Mataram dynasty and Prince Sambernyawa (Raden Mas Said) who had created it. Since he was16 years, he struggled with his military expertise, Prince Mangkunegara I, III and the prince Pakubuwana Mangkubumi joined forces to fight the Dutch Colonial.

King of Surakarta and Yogyakarta kingdoms built a power with courage. Heirs continued rationalization of power, namely Mangkunegaran II and made the Kingdom strong and prosperous people. Literary works published and referenced by Java community, Prince Mangkunegara balanced tough and clever play skill. He dislike dictated and did not hesitate to act decisively confront other powers undermine the authority and existence.

Each generation of Mangkunegaran prince prepared an excellent leader and intelligent. The crown prince with title name of Prangwadana and it was given burden of responsibility from juvenile stages. Mangkunegaran prince generation as:

  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya I 1757-1795
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya II 1796-1835
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya III 1835-1853
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya IV 1853-1881
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya V 1881-1896
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya VI 1896-1916
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya VII 1916-1944
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya VIII 1944-1987
  • Prince Gusti Kanjeng Mangkunegara Arya IX 1987 to present.