The Kediri campaign took place from August to December 1678 in Kediri
(in modern-day East Java, Indonesia) during the Trunajaya rebellion. The
forces of the Mataram Sultanate, led by Amangkurat II, and the Dutch
East India Company, led by Anthonio Hurdt, moved inland into eastern
Java against Trunajaya's forces. After a series of marches beset by
logistical difficulties and harassment by Trunajaya's forces, the
Javanese–Dutch army crossed the Brantas River on the night of 16–17
November. They marched on Trunajaya's capital and stronghold at Kediri
and took it by direct assault on 25 November. Kediri was plundered by
the victors, and the Mataram treasury—captured by Trunajaya after his
victory at Plered—was completely lost in the looting. Trunajaya
himself fled Kediri and continued his greatly weakened rebellion until
his capture at the end of 1679.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1678_Kediri_campaign>
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