Kraton (palace) Pleret was built to fulfill the wish of Susuhunan Amangkurat I (1646-1677), who did not want to stay at his late father’s (Sultan Agung, 1613-1646) former palace. Amangkurat I moved his new palace Purarya (Pleret) in 1647. In 1674 prince Trunanjaya revolted against Amangkurat I, who was forced to flee from his craton Pleret was ransacked The Sunan’s two sons also joined their father. The second son, prince Puger, succeeded to regain Pleret. He crowned himself as King of Mataram. The result was a war with his elder brother Anom (Sunan Amangkurat II) in Kartasura, who with support of the VOC defeated Puger. Kartasura became the capital of the kingdom Mataram. Craton Plered was abandoned.
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