Hatta, Mohammad
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Mohammad Hatta (1902–80) was a prominent political figure in the Indonesian nationalist movement and the first decades of independence. When Indonesia declared independence in August 1945, he became vice-president, retaining this position until he resigned in 1956. He was prime minister for an eight-month period in late 1949 and early 1950.

A Minangkabau, Hatta was born to a commercial family in Bukit Tinggi, Sumatra. His father was an Islamic scholar as well as a merchant. As the child of a relatively wealthy family, Mohammad Hatta attended a D…

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Ingleson, John, “Hatta, Mohammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30389>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305779, 2016, 2016-4

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