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Year 7 th September 1940 Abdurrahman ad-Dakhil Wahid was born on the fourth day of the eighth month of the Islamic calendar in 1940 in Jombang, East Java to Abdul Wahid Hasyim and Siti Solichah. This led to a belief that he was born on 4 August; instead, using the Islamic calendar to mark his birth date meant that he was actually born on 4 Sha'aban In 1944 Wahid moved from Jombang to Jakarta where his father was involved with the Consultative Council of Indonesian Muslims (Masyumi), an organization established by the Imperial Japanese Army which occupied Indonesia at the time 17 th August 1945 Wahid moved back to Jombang and remained there during the fight for independence from the Netherlandsduring the Indonesian National Revolution 1949 Wahid moved to Jakarta as his father had received appointment as Minister of Religious Affairs November 1963 Wahid received a scholarship from the Ministry of Religious Affairs to study at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. 1971 After completing his education at the University of Baghdad in 1970, Wahid went to the Netherlands to continue his education. Wahid wanted to attend Leiden University but was disappointed as there was little recognition for the studies that he had undertaken at the University of Baghdad 1977 Wahid joined the Hasyim Asyari University as Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Beliefs and Practices 1988 Wahid also had his first political experience. In the lead-up to the 1982 Legislative Elections, Wahid campaigned for the United Development

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Year

7 th September

1940

Abdurrahman ad-Dakhil Wahid was born on the fourth day of the eighth month of the Islamic calendar in 1940 in Jombang, East Java to Abdul Wahid Hasyim and Siti Solichah. This led to a belief that he was born on 4 August; instead, using the Islamic calendar to mark his birth date meant that he was actually born on 4 Sha'aban

In 1944

Wahid moved from Jombang to Jakarta where his father was involved with the Consultative Council of Indonesian Muslims (Masyumi), an organization established by the Imperial Japanese Army which occupied Indonesia at the time

17th August 1945Wahid moved back to Jombang and remained there during the fight for independence from the Netherlandsduring the Indonesian National Revolution

1949Wahid moved to Jakarta as his father had received appointment as Minister of Religious Affairs

November 1963Wahid received a scholarship from the Ministry of Religious Affairs to study at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

1971

After completing his education at the University of Baghdad in 1970, Wahid went to the Netherlands to continue his education. Wahid wanted to attend Leiden University but was disappointed as there was little recognition for the studies that he had undertaken at the University of Baghdad

1977Wahid joined the Hasyim Asyari University as Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Beliefs and Practices

1988

Wahid also had his first political experience. In the lead-up to the 1982 Legislative Elections, Wahid campaigned for the United Development Party (PPP), an Islamist Party which was formed as a result of a merger of four Islamist parties including NU

1984the National Congress, many began to state their intentions to nominate Wahid as the new Chairman of NU

1989 Wahid was re-elected to a second term as Chairman of NU at the

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National Congress

1999 Wahid become precident of indonesian

March 2000

Wahid's Government began to open negotiations with the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). Two months later, in May, the Government signed a memorandum of understanding with GAM to last until the beginning of 2001, by which time both signatories would have breached the agreement

23th July 2001

the MPR unanimously voted to impeach Wahid and to replace him with Megawati as President. Wahid continued to insist that he was the President and stayed for some days in the Presidential Palace, but eventually left the residence on 25 July for a trip overseas to the United States for health treatments

December 2009Wahid asked to be taken to visit Rembang (situated in Central Java) and Jombang despite his poor health. He had previously been admitted into a hospital just before he left Jakarta

24th December 2009

During his visit to Rembang and Jombang his health worsened and Wahid was admitted into a hospital in Jombang

28th December 2009

complaining of toothache

30th December 2009

Wahid died on 30 December at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time after his condition deteriorated because of complications from kidney disorders, heart disease and diabetes

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Abdurrahman Wahid, born Abdurrahman Addakhil (7 September 1940 – 30

December 2009) colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian Muslim religious and

political leader who served as the President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. The long-time

president of the Nahdlatul Ulama and the founder of the National Awakening Party (Partai

Kebangkitan Bangsa ), Wahid was the first elected president of Indonesia after the

resignation of Suharto in 1998.

Like many Indonesian names, "Abdurrahman Wahid" does not contain a family name. The

name "Wahid" is patronymic. His popular nickname Gus Dur, is derived from Gus, a

common honorific for a son of  kyai, from short-form of  bagus  ( handsome lads'

in Javanese language ) and Dur, short-form of his name, Abdurrahman.

Before wahid back to jombang in august 1945, Wahid had moved from Jombang to  Jakarta 

where his father was involved with the Consultative Council of Indonesian Muslims

(Masyumi), an organization established by the Imperial Japanese Army which occupied

Indonesia at the time

After wahid had completed his education at the University of Baghdad in 1970, Wahid went

to the Netherlands to continue his education. Wahid wanted to attend Leiden University but

was disappointed as there was little recognition for the studies that he had undertaken at the

University of Baghdad , than in 1989 in national congress of NU Wahid had was re-elected

to a second term as Chairman of NU at 1989 the National Congress Wahid become

precident of indonesian in 1999, but in 2 years he had many problems, and finaly the MPR

unanimously voted to impeach Wahid and to replace him with Megawati as President.

Wahid continued to insist that he was the President and stayed for some days in the

Presidential Palace, but eventually left the residence on 25 July for a trip overseas to the

United States for health treatments.

Finaly after he had complained of toothache Wahid died on 30 December at approximately

6:45 p.m. local time after his condition deteriorated because of complications from kidney

disorders, heart disease and diabetes