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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Joko Widodo
(President of Indonesia)

Joko Widodo
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Birthdate: June 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surakarta
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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Sukarno
(President of Indonesia)

Sukarno
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Birthdate: June 6, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
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.

 3 
B. J. Habibie
(President of Indonesia)

B. J. Habibie
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Birthdate: June 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parepare, Indonesia
Died: September 11, 2019
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 4 
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
(Politician, Officer)

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
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Birthdate: September 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pacitan

 5 
Abdurrahman Wahid
(Former President of Indonesia)

Abdurrahman Wahid
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Birthdate: September 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jombang Regency
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.

 6 
Suharto
(Politician, Military personnel)

Suharto
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Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kemusuk
Died: January 27, 2008

 7 
Prabowo Subianto
(Entrepreneur, Politician, Military personnel)

Prabowo Subianto
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Birthdate: October 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakarta
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 8 
Megawati Sukarnoputri
(5th President of Indonesia)

Megawati Sukarnoputri
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Birthdate: January 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 9 
Gajah Mada
(Prime Minister)

Gajah Mada
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Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: unknown
Died: 1364 AD

 10 
Jusuf Kalla
(Politician, Entrepreneur)

Jusuf Kalla
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Birthdate: May 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Watampone

 11 
Sudirman
(Military personnel)

Sudirman
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Birthdate: January 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Purbalingga
Died: January 29, 1950

 12 
Nadiem Makarim
(Politician, Businessperson)

Nadiem Makarim
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Birthdate: July 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

 13 
Mohammad Hatta
(Politician)

Mohammad Hatta
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Birthdate: August 12, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bukittinggi
Died: March 14, 1980

 14 
Susi Pudjiastuti
(Business Women, Politician)

Susi Pudjiastuti
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Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia

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Abdul Haris Nasution
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Birthdate: December 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kotanopan, Indonesia
Died: September 6, 2000

 16 
Puan Maharani
(Politician)

Puan Maharani
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Birthdate: September 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bandung, Indonesia

 17 
Grace Natalie
(Politician, Journalist)

Grace Natalie
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Birthdate: July 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 18 
Mochtar Riady
(Entrepreneur as founder and Chairman Emeritus of Lippo Group)

Mochtar Riady
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Birthdate: May 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Malang, Indonesia

 19 
Anies Baswedan
(Politician, Academic)

Anies Baswedan
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Birthdate: May 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuningan, West Java, Indonesia

 20 
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
(1st Vice Heads of National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia Steering Committee)

Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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Birthdate: August 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tanjung Karang, Indonesia

 21 
Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
(Minangkabau communist leader)

Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
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Birthdate: June 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima Puluh Kota Regency Limapuluh Koto, Dutch East Indies
Died: February 19, 1949

 22 
Retno Marsudi
(Diplomat, Politician)

Retno Marsudi
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Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Semarang, Indonesia

 23 
Mulan Jameela
(Singer, Politician)

Mulan Jameela
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Birthdate: August 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Garut Kota, Indonesia

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Ki Hajar Dewantara
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Birthdate: May 2, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Died: April 26, 1959

 25 
Adam Malik
(Former Vice President of Indonesia)

Adam Malik
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Birthdate: July 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pematangsiantar
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.

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Sutan Sjahrir
(Political Leader)

Sutan Sjahrir
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Birthdate: March 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Padang Panjang City, Indonesia
Died: April 9, 1966

 27 
Tri Rismaharini
(Politician)

Tri Rismaharini
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Birthdate: November 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kediri, Indonesia

Sultan Agung of Mataram
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Birthdate: 1593 AD
Birthplace: Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Died: 1645 AD

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Omar Said Tjokroaminoto
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Birthdate: August 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Desa Bakur, Indonesia
Died: December 17, 1934

 30 
Rano Karno
(Actor)

Rano Karno
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Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 31 
Mari Elka Pangestu
(Politician, Economist)

Mari Elka Pangestu
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Birthdate: October 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Khofifah Indar Parawansa
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Birthdate: May 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

 33 
Keumalahayati
(Military leader)

Keumalahayati
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Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Aceh Besar Regency, Indonesia
Died: 1615 AD

 34 
Ruhut Sitompul
(Politician)

Ruhut Sitompul
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Birthdate: March 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medan, Indonesia

 35 
Yenny Wahid
(Journalist, Politician)

Yenny Wahid
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Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indonesia

 36 
Emilia Contessa
(Politician, Singer)

Emilia Contessa
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Birthdate: September 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia

 37 
Rasuna Said
(Politician, Feminist)

Rasuna Said
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Birthdate: September 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lake Maninjau, Indonesia
Died: November 2, 1965

 38 
Hana Hasanah Shahab
(Politician, Businesswomen)

Hana Hasanah Shahab
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Birthdate: September 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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Adjie Massaid
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Birthdate: August 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Died: February 5, 2011

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Arung Singkang
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Birthdate: 1700 AD
Birthplace: Celebes, Indonesia
Died: 1765 AD

 41 
Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo
(Nationalist leader)

Tjipto Mangoenkoesoemo
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Birthdate: March 4, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pecangaan, Indonesia
Died: March 8, 1943

 42 
Alwi Shihab
(Politician)

Alwi Shihab
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Birthdate: August 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rappang, Indonesia

 43 
Utut Adianto
(Politician)

Utut Adianto
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Birthdate: March 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 44 
Mooryati Soedibyo
(Businesswomen, Politician)

Mooryati Soedibyo
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Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surakarta, Indonesia

 45 
Raja Haji
(Warrior)

Raja Haji
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Birthdate: 1727 AD
Birthplace: Riau, Indonesia
Died: 1784 AD

 46 
Louise Elisabeth Coldenhoff
(Military officer)

Louise Elisabeth Coldenhoff
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Birthdate: March 22, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surakarta, Indonesia
Died: February 7, 2021

 47 
José Abílio Osório Soares
(Last governor of the Indonesian province of East Timor before the country's independence)

José Abílio Osório Soares
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Birthdate: June 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laclubar, Timor-Leste
Died: June 17, 2007

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Rachmat Witoelar
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Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indonesia

 49 
Hasan Tiro
(Leader)

Hasan Tiro
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Birthdate: August 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aceh, Indonesia
Died: June 3, 2010

 50 
Armida Alisjahbana
(Economist, Politician)

Armida Alisjahbana
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Birthdate: August 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia