Sukarno (6 June 1901 – 21 June 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. He helped the country win its independence from the Netherlands. He was President from 1945 to 1967, presiding with mixed success over the country's rough switch to independence. Sukarno was forced to resign by one of his generals, Suharto. Suharto formally became President in March 1967.
Ir. H. Sukarno
|1st President of Indonesia|
18 August 1945 – 12 March 1967
|Vice President||Mohammad Hatta (until 1956)|
|Born||June 6, 1901|
Surabaya, Dutch East Indies
|Died||June 21, 1970 (aged 69)|
|Resting place||Blitar, East Java|
|Political party||Indonesian National Party|
|Children||Guruh Sukarnoputra |
|Parents||Ida Ayu Nyoman Rai|
The spelling "Sukarno" has been official in Indonesia since 1947. It is still common to see the older spelling Soekarno, mainly because he signed his name with the old spelling. Official Indonesian presidential decrees from 1947-1968, however, printed his name using the 1947 spelling.