Raden Hangabehi Tjitrowardojo- what an incredible man!

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In my delvings into Indonesian genealogy, I have discovered the maternal great grandfather of BJ Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia.  Raden Hangabehi Tjitrowardojo was a Javanese nobleman who was born in January 14, 1847 in Baledono (kini Kelurahan Baledono, Kecamatan Purworejo), Jawa (Java), Hindia Belanda (Dutch East Indies ). It was a time when the local people, even the nobles, were looked down on and had to struggle to achieve anything. So here is a young man who is clearly gifted, who pushes his way into the colonial spotlight.  On 22 December 1868 received his Diploma Dokter Jawa from CDG . He was only 19 years old!  He was, infact,  the first Javanese doctor trained under the Dutch system. (Only 500 were ever trained.) The city of Purworejo in Java has named its hospital after him. What an incredible man!!!! I am so glad to honour him. Tjitrowardojo-1 

in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (72.8k points)
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Thank you Susan! That is a remarkable one. Thank you for sharing and he is a great add!
by Astrid Spaargaren G2G6 Pilot (257k points)

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