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Hayam Wuruk, also called (after 1350) Rajasanagara, (1334 -1389), was the ruler of the Javanesemarker empire of Majapahit at the time of its greatest power. He was preceded by Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi and succeeded by Wikramawardhana.

Hayam Wuruk means "scholar cock". He was the son of Thribhuwana Tunggadewi and Sri Kertawardhana or Cakradhara. His mother was the daughter of Raden WIjaya founder of Majapahit, meanwhile his father was the son of Bhre Tumapel lower king of Singhasari.

Hayam Wuruk born in 1334, the year that Gajah Mada declared his oath Sumpah Palapa.

He inherited the throne in 1350 at the age of 16, when the great patih (prime minister) Gajah Mada was at the height of his career. Under his rule, Majapahit extended its power throughout the Indonesianmarker archipelago.

References

  • Pringle, Robert. A Short history of Bali: Indonesia's Hindu Realm, Crows Nest, NSW: Allan & Unwin, 2004.



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