(1631- 1670) was the 16th Ruler of The Sultanate of Gowa from 1653 to 1669. After his accession to the throne of Gowa, Hasanuddin was faced with a turbulent situation as the Dutch colonized the East Indies. In order to resist Dutch encroachments, Hasanuddin tried to gather each of the kingdom’s military powers to attack the Dutch East Indies Company collectively. Eventually the Kingdom of Gowa had no other choice but to agree to peace with the Dutch. Hasanudin was proclaimed as Indonesian National Hero in 1973.
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