Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia


Tree: Nederlandse voorouders

Makassar, (Macassar, Mangkasar) is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the largest city on Sulawesi Island. From 1971 to 1999, the city was formally named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The port city is located at 5°8′S, 119°25′E, on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait.

Its area is 175.77 km² and has population of 1.25 million.


Beginning in the sixteenth century, Makassar was the dominant trading/pao center of eastern Indonesia, and soon became one of the largest cities in island Southeast Asia. The Makassarese kings maintained a policy of free trade, insisting on the right of any visitor to do business in the city, and rejecting the attempts of the Dutch to establish a monopoly over the city. Further, tolerant religious attitudes meant that even as Islam became the dominant faith in the region, Christians and others were still able to trade in the city. With these attractions, Makassar was a key center for Malays working in the Spice Islands trade, as well as a valuable base for European and Arab traders from much further afield.

The importance of Makassar declined as the Dutch became more powerful in the region, and were better able to enforce the monopoly over the spice trade that they desired. In 1667 the Dutch, allied with the Bugis prince Arung Palakka, invaded and captured Makassar, eliminating its role as an independent trading center. It became a free port in 1848.


The city is southern Sulawesi's primary port, with regular domestic and international shipping connections. It is nationally famous as an important port of call for the pinisi boats, sailing ships which are among the last in use for regular long-distance trade.

During the colonial era, the city was famous for being the namesake of Makassar oil, which it exported in great quantity. Makassar ebony is a warm black, streaked with deep red, and highly prized for fine cabinetry and veneers.

Makassar is also a major fishing center in Sulawesi. One of its major industries is the trepang (sea cucumber) industry.

City/Town : Latitude: -5.134030743632595, Longitude: 119.40542221069336


Matches 1 to 16 of 16

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID   Tree 
1 Bekkering, Geesje Christine Antoinette  Cal 1894Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I156326 Nederlandse voorouders 
2 Gobius, Henric Anthony  1724Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I565991 Nederlandse voorouders 
3 de Grave, Albertus Jacobus  Mon 17 Jun 1844Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I720758 Nederlandse voorouders 
4 Johannes, Helene  Fri 13 Dec 1918Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I457278 Nederlandse voorouders 
5 Johannes, Patricia  Tue 04 Jul 1922Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I671516 Nederlandse voorouders 
6 Johannes, Yvonne  Tue 21 Sep 1915Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I671503 Nederlandse voorouders 
7 van Lith, Joanna Georgine Margaretha Agnes  Sun 13 Feb 1870Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I481908 Nederlandse voorouders 
8 van Oost, Jan  1802Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I427514 Nederlandse voorouders 
9 Pino, Anna  Cal 1890Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I461245 Nederlandse voorouders 
10 Rövekamp, Frederika Anthoinette  Wed 20 May 1835Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I810998 Nederlandse voorouders 
11 Saueressig, Louise Geertruida Maria  Tue 21 Mar 1865Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I811001 Nederlandse voorouders 
12 Seth Paul, Sophie  Mon 19 Dec 1892Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I457282 Nederlandse voorouders 
13 STEPHENS, Edward George  Wed 22 Mar 1905Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I671499 Nederlandse voorouders 
14 Thomas, Catharina Cecilia  Fri 30 Sep 1898Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I671394 Nederlandse voorouders 
15 Zieck, Clasina Alida Maria  Thu 14 Nov 1912Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I606405 Nederlandse voorouders 
16 Zieck, Cornelis Johannes  Tue 12 Jul 1904Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I606403 Nederlandse voorouders 


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Death    Person ID   Tree 
1 van Lier, Jacobus  Wed 02 Oct 1929Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I770222 Nederlandse voorouders 
2 Mac Gillavry, Charles  Sun 01 Oct 1911Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I639924 Nederlandse voorouders 


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Family    Marriage    Family ID   Tree 
1 Brijl / Grave  1884Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia F249050 Nederlandse voorouders 
2 Schagen van Leeuwen / Lier  Fri 05 Jan 1923Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia F290493 Nederlandse voorouders 

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