Ageng Tirtayasa, Sultan
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Ageng Tirtayasa, Sultan (c.1625–95), came to the throne of Banten in 1651. He succeeded his grandfather Sultan Abul Mafakhir Mahmud Abdul Kadir, as his father had died the year before. As a young man, the future Sultan Ageng was addressed as Pangeran (prince, lord) Surya. Once he became ruler, he first bore the title Pangeran Ratu, then a few years later he became Sulṭān Abū l-Fatḥ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, a title granted at his request by the Sharīf of Mecca, in accordance with the practice in other Indon…

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Guillot, Claude, “Ageng Tirtayasa, Sultan”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 25 April 2018 <>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004150171, 2007, 2007-1

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