Sutan Sjahrir

  • sutan syahrir
    sutan sjahrir, pekan buku indonesia 1954, p246.jpg
    1st prime minister of indonesia
    in office
    14 november 1945 – 3 july 1947
    presidentsukarno
    preceded byoffice created
    succeeded byamir sjarifoeddin
    2nd interior minister of indonesia
    in office
    14 november 1945 – 12 march 1946
    presidentsukarno
    preceded byr.a.a. wiranatakusumah
    succeeded bysudarsono
    2nd minister of foreign affairs of the republic of indonesia
    in office
    14 november 1945 – 3 july 1947
    presidentsukarno
    preceded byachmad soebardjo
    succeeded byagus salim
    personal details
    born(1909-03-05)5 march 1909
    padang pandjang, dutch east indies
    died9 april 1966(1966-04-09) (aged 57)
    zurich, switzerland
    cause of deathintracerebral hemorrhage
    resting placekalibata heroes cemetery
    nationalityindonesian
    political partysocialist party of indonesia
    spouse(s)maria duchateau
    siti wahyunah
    professionpolitician
    signature

    sutan sjahrir (5 march 1909 – 9 april 1966) was an indonesian revolutionary independence leader and prime minister, described as an idealistic indonesian intellectual.[1] he became the first prime minister of indonesia in 1945, after a career as a key indonesian nationalist organizer in the 1930s and 1940s. from there, sutan worked hard as prime minister to ensure indonesia was living up to its name. he was considered an idealist and an intellectual who despite his political interest, put his country first before his own needs. unlike some of his colleagues, he did not support the japanese and worked to gain independence for indonesia.

    sjahrir was a close associate of the older statesman mohammad hatta, a key leader of the indonesian revolution and leader of the indonesian underground resistance during the japanese occupation. sutan sjahrir was imprisoned by sukarno, and then released by sukarno in 1965 so he could seek medical treatment. sjahrir went to zurich switzerland where he then died after a stroke at age 56.[1]

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  • prime minister
  • political leader
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  • legacy
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Sutan Syahrir
Sutan Sjahrir, Pekan Buku Indonesia 1954, p246.jpg
1st Prime Minister of Indonesia
In office
14 November 1945 – 3 July 1947
PresidentSukarno
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byAmir Sjarifoeddin
2nd Interior Minister of Indonesia
In office
14 November 1945 – 12 March 1946
PresidentSukarno
Preceded byR.A.A. Wiranatakusumah
Succeeded bySudarsono
2nd Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
14 November 1945 – 3 July 1947
PresidentSukarno
Preceded byAchmad Soebardjo
Succeeded byAgus Salim
Personal details
Born(1909-03-05)5 March 1909
Padang Pandjang, Dutch East Indies
Died9 April 1966(1966-04-09) (aged 57)
Zurich, Switzerland
Cause of deathIntracerebral hemorrhage
Resting placeKalibata Heroes Cemetery
NationalityIndonesian
Political partySocialist Party of Indonesia
Spouse(s)Maria Duchateau
Siti Wahyunah
ProfessionPolitician
Signature

Sutan Sjahrir (5 March 1909 – 9 April 1966) was an Indonesian revolutionary independence leader and prime minister, described as an idealistic Indonesian intellectual.[1] He became the first prime minister of Indonesia in 1945, after a career as a key Indonesian nationalist organizer in the 1930s and 1940s. From there, Sutan worked hard as Prime Minister to ensure Indonesia was living up to its name. He was considered an idealist and an intellectual who despite his political interest, put his country first before his own needs. Unlike some of his colleagues, he did not support the Japanese and worked to gain independence for Indonesia.

Sjahrir was a close associate of the older statesman Mohammad Hatta, a key leader of the Indonesian revolution and leader of the Indonesian underground resistance during the Japanese occupation. Sutan Sjahrir was imprisoned by Sukarno, and then released by Sukarno in 1965 so he could seek medical treatment. Sjahrir went to Zurich Switzerland where he then died after a stroke at age 56.[1]