Saturday, 14 December 2019

Jakarta Historian Adolf Heuken Passes Away at 90



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaAn author of Sejarah Kota Jakarta (Jakarta History) Adolf Heuken SJ, passed away on Thursday, July 25 at St. Carolus Hospital, Jakarta at 20:27. He was 90 years old.

    The archdiocese of Jakarta issued the passing of the priest. After a requiem mass to be held in the chapel at Kolese Kanisius on Friday evening, July 26, Adolf’s remains will be transported to Girisonta, Semarang. The burial ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 10:00. 

    Adolf Heuken who was born in Germany, July 17, 1929, was an Indonesian citizen. He was renowned as an author of books regarding the history of Jakarta. His books included Tempat-Tempat Bersejarah di Jakarta, Gereja-gereja Bersejarah di Jakarta, and Sejarah Jakarta dalam Lukisan dan Foto.

    His other writings were Sumber-Sumber Asli Sejarah Jakarta I-III, Menteng, Kota Taman Pertama di Indonesia, and The Historical Site of Jakarta.