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15 Sep 2017
Kartini was born
At the age of 12, Kartini was removed from school and placed into seclusion.
At the age of 16, Kartini was removed from seclusion and attended the consecration of a Protestant church.
Kartini was recognized by the colonial government of the Indies through invitation to a grand ball in Semarang to celebrate the ascension of Queen Wilhelmina to the throne
Kartini placed an ad in a Dutch women’s magazine for a correspondent who lived in the Netherlands and came to the acquaintance of Stella Zeehandelaar, a socialist and activist, working and living on her own.
Kartini failed to open her first of girls’ school due to her acceptance of marriage proposal by an older widower, the Regent of Rembang.
Kartini passed away due to complications following the birth of her first child.
A book of Kartini’s letter was published in the Netherlands by J.H. Abendanon, a minister of education, with the title “Door Duisternis Tot Licht” (From Darkness Into Light).
Kartini Foundation founded in the Netherlands to support women’s education on Java.
Kartini was declared as national hero of Indonesia
Kartini’s birthday has become national holiday to celebrate Kartini Day.
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