Amir Hamzah

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Birthday
28, 1911
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Mar 20, 1946 (35)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1911
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Mar 20, 1946 (35)

About

Twentieth-century Malay and Javanese-language poet who published Nyanyi Sunyi, Buah Rindu, and other volumes of verse. He was also the co-founder of a literary publication entitled Poedjangga Baroe.

Before Fame

He became involved in a nationalist political movement during his high school years in Surakarta. During this period, he also fell in love with Ilik Sundari, who would become his poetic muse.

Trivia

He was killed in an Indonesian Communist revolution in 1946 and, three decades later, was named a National Hero of Indonesia.

Family Life

He was the son of a Vice Sultan and was raised in the Muslim faith. He had an unhappy, arranged marriage with Tengku Puteri Kamiliah, the daughter of a Sultan.

Associated With

He and Chairil Anwar were fellow Indonesian poets of the twentieth century.