Sultan Iskandar Muda of Aceh in Indonesia

Sultan Iskandar Muda of Aceh
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Iskandar Muda (1583 - December 27, 1636) was the twelfth sultan of Aceh, under whom the sultanate achieved its greatest territorial extent, and was the strongest power and wealthiest state in the western Indonesian archipelago and the Strait of Malacca. "Iskandar Muda" literally means "young Alexander," and his conquests were often compared to those of Alexander the Great.
Based on a note by the French Admiral De Beaulieu when visiting Aceh in 1621, the Sultan had 900 trained elephant armed forces. Guestbook Recent changes-updates Glossary - Encyclopedia Frequently asked questions Elephant Facts & Trivia Evolution Extinct:Proboscidea Species Anatomy Diseases People Care Footcare Training Breeding Database Location database Shiva Organizations Literature F Posters Website Webrings Contact Selected links News