Famous Indonesian Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Indonesian Leaders, including Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Joko Widodo, Sukarno, Suharto and James Longstreet.

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 1 Mochtar Riady

Mochtar Riady
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Famous As: entrepreneur
Birthdate: 1929 AD
Nationality: Indonesian

 2 Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo
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Famous As: President of Indonesia
Birthdate: June 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indonesian
Joko Widodo, the current president of Indonesia, has previously been the mayor of Surakarta and the governor of Jakarta. He initially owned a furniture business and later joined the Democratic Party of Struggle. He introduced universal healthcare as Jakarta’s governor. Fortune named him one of "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders."
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 3 Sukarno

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Famous As: President of Indonesia
Birthdate: June 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: June 21, 1970

Sukarno was an Indonesian politician who played a major role in the Indonesian struggle for independence. An important leader of the country's nationalist movement, Sukarno declared Indonesian independence from the Dutch Empire and became Indonesia's first president in 1945. He was successful in resisting Dutch re-colonization efforts and went on to serve as the Indonesian president until 1967.

 4 Suharto

Suharto
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Famous As: Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: January 27, 2008
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 5 B. J. Habibie

B. J. Habibie
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Famous As: President of Indonesia
Birthdate: June 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: September 11, 2019

 6 Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
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Famous As: Politician, Officer
Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian

 7 Megawati Sukarnoputri

Megawati Sukarnoputri
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indonesian
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 8 Prabowo Subianto

Prabowo Subianto
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Politician, Military personnel
Birthdate: October 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indonesian

 9 Abdurrahman Wahid

Abdurrahman Wahid
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Famous As: Former President of Indonesia
Birthdate: September 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: December 30, 2009

Grandson of the founder of the Nahdatul Ulama, Abdurrahman Wahid shunned the orthodox education at his university in Cairo and immersed himself in American movies, football, and Marxism. The former Indonesian president was a Magsaysay Award winner and is remembered for promoting peace, education, and social development.

 10 Jusuf Kalla

Jusuf Kalla
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Famous As: Politician, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indonesian

 11 Gajah Mada

Gajah Mada
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: 1290 AD
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: 1364 AD

 12 Sudirman

Sudirman
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Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: January 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: January 29, 1950

 13 Abdul Haris Nasution

Abdul Haris Nasution
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: September 6, 2000

 14 Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: August 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian

 15 Tuanku Imam Bonjol

Tuanku Imam Bonjol
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 1772 AD
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: November 6, 1864

 16 Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka

Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
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Famous As: Minangkabau communist leader
Birthdate: June 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: February 19, 1949

 17 Ki Hajar Dewantara

Ki Hajar Dewantara
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 2, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: April 26, 1959

 18 Sutan Sjahrir

Sutan Sjahrir
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: April 9, 1966

 19 Adam Malik

Adam Malik
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Famous As: Former Vice President of Indonesia
Birthdate: July 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: September 5, 1984

Former Indonesian vice-president and UN general assembly president Adam Malik was initially a journalist. He had launched the news agency Antara. Part of the youth group that kidnapped leaders Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta to snatch Indonesian independence, he later restored relations with other South Asian countries as a foreign minister.

 20 Sultan Agung of Mataram

Sultan Agung of Mataram
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Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1593 AD
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: 1645 AD

 21 Agus Salim

Agus Salim
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: October 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: November 4, 1954

 22 Ahmad Dahlan

Ahmad Dahlan
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Famous As: Islamic revivalist
Birthdate: August 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: February 23, 1923

 23 Omar Said Tjokroaminoto

Omar Said Tjokroaminoto
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Famous As: Politicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: December 17, 1934

 24 Arung Singkang

Arung Singkang
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Famous As: Rebel
Birthdate: 1700 AD
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: 1765 AD

 25 Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo

Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo
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Famous As: Nationalist leader
Birthdate: March 4, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: March 8, 1943

 26 Rachmat Witoelar

Rachmat Witoelar
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indonesian

 27 Raja Haji

Raja Haji
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Famous As: Warrior
Birthdate: 1727 AD
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: 1784 AD

 28 Dani Anwar

Dani Anwar
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: August 3, 2020

 29 Hasan Tiro

Hasan Tiro
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: August 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: June 3, 2010

 30 Daing Parani

Daing Parani
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indonesian, Malaysian
Died: 1726 AD

 31 Syahrul

Syahrul
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: April 28, 2020

 32 Nadjmi Adhani

Nadjmi Adhani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: August 10, 2020

 33 Ibnu Saleh

Ibnu Saleh
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: October 4, 2020

 34 Masud Yunus

Masud Yunus
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: August 27, 2020

 35 Adi Darma

Adi Darma
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indonesian
Died: October 1, 2020