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He succeeded Suharto, who resigned as president on May 21, 1998. His position was replaced by Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur), who was elected president on October 20, 1999 by the Assembly election results 1999. By shaking for 2 months and 7 days asvice president, and 1 year and 5 months a s president, Habibie was vice president andalso President of Indonesia with the shortest tenure. Habibie is the fourth child of eight siblings, spouses Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie andRA Tuti Marini Puspowardojo. Alwi Abdul Jalil Habibie was born on August 17, 1908 inGorontalo and RA Tuti Puspowardojo Marini was born in Yogyakarta, 10 November 1911. Mother R.A. Tuti Marini Puspowardojo is the son of an ophthalmologist in Yogya,and his father, who named Puspowardjojo served as school superintendent. B.J.Habibie is a child of seven brothers.  B.J. Habibie is married to Hasri Ainun Besari on May 12, 1962, and has two sons,namely Ilham Akbar and Thareq Kemal. BJ Habibie's wife died on 22 May 2010, in Hospital Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,