Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sambas sultanate

The Sambas Sultanate was one of the most important early Muslim sultanates on the western coast of Borneo. The Sambas Sultanate was established in 1619 by Pangeran Sulaiman, the son of Pangeran Raja Tengah who was the second son of Sultan Muhammad Hasan who ruled Brunei in 1582-1598.

Pangeran Raja Tengah was trusted to rule the Sarawak region, who eventually established the sultanate dynasty of Sambas.

The Dutch East India Company (VOC) attempted to establish a commercial presence at Sambas in the early seventeenth century, but in 1610 their factory was attacked and their representatives put to death.

Between 1600 and 1700, this appears to have been a considerable state, and to have extended its sway far into the interior. This is the first of the Eastern states with which the Dutch formed an exclusive treaty, and at that time the chief appears to have had the title of Sultan.
Sambas sultanate
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