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Iskandar Muda

Birth:1590

Death:1636

Sultan of Sumatra. Iskandar ascended the throne in 1607 and because of his naval superiority, took control of the northwest Indonesia. He seriously threatened the Portuguese hold of Malaca but was defeated in 1629, by an alliance of Portuguese, Johore and Patoni (now part of Thailand) fleet, near Malaca. Iskandar encouraged scholarship and during his time his capital was a centre of trade and Islamic learning.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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