List of governors of Portuguese Guinea

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What follows is a list of colonial heads of Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau).

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Portuguese Suzerainty
1879 to 1881 Agostinho Coelho, Governor
1881 to 1884 Pedro Inácio de Gouveia, Governor 1st Term
1885 to 1886 Francisco de Paula Gomes Barbosa, Governor
1886 to 1887 José Eduardo de Brito, Governor
1887 to 1887 Eusebio Castelo do Valle, Governor
30 May 1887 to 4 September 1888 Francisco Teixeira da Silva, Governor
1888 to 1890 Joaquim da Graça Correia e Lança, Governor
1890 to 1891 Augusto Rogério Gonçalves dos Santos, Governor
30 April 1891 to 1895 Luís Augusto de Vasconcelos e Sá, Governor
1895 to 1895 Eduardo Oliveira, Governor
1895 to 1897 Pedro Inácio de Gouveia, Governor 2nd Term
1897 to 1898 Álvaro Herculano da Cunha, acting Governor 1st Term
1898 to 1899 Albano Mendes de Magalhães Ramalho, Governor
1899 to 1900 Álvaro Herculano da Cunha, acting Governor 2nd Term
1901 to 1903 Joaquim Pedro Vieira Júdice Biker, acting Governor
1903 to 1904 Alfredo Cardoso de Soveral Martins, acting Governor
1904 to 1904 João Mateus Lapa Valente, acting Governor
1904 to 1906 Carlos de Almeida Pessanha, Governor
1906 to 1909 João Augusto de Oliveira Muzanty, Governor
1909 to 1910 Francelino Pimentel, Governor
23 October 1910 to August 1913 Carlos de Almeida Pereira, Governor
1913 to 1914 José António de Andrade Sequeira, Governor 1st Term
1914 to 1915 José de Oliveira Duque, Governor 1st Term
1915 to 1917 José António de Andrade Sequeira, Governor 2nd Term
1917 to 1917 Manuel Maria Coelho, Governor
1917 to 1919 Carlos Ivo de Sá Ferreira, Governor
1919 to 1919 José de Oliveira Duque, Governor 2nd Term
1919 to 1919 José Luis Teixeira Marinho, Governor
1919 to 1920 Henrique Alberto de Sousa Guerra, Governor
1921 to 1926 Jorge Frederico Vélez Caroco, Governor
1927 to 1931 António Leite de Magalhães, Governor
1931 to 1932 João José Soares Zilhão, Governor
1932 to 1940 Luís António de Carvalho Viegas, Governor
1941 to 1945 Ricardo Vaz Monteiro, Governor
25 April 1945 to 1950 Manuel Maria Sarmento Rodrigues, Governor
1951 to 1953 Raimundo António Rodrigues Serrão, Governor
1954 to 1956 Diogo António José Leite Pereira de Melo e Alvim, Governor
1957 to 1958 Álvaro Rodrigues da Silva Tavares, Governor
1959 to 1962 António Augusto Peixoto Correia, Governor
1962 to 1965 Vasco António Martínez Rodrigues, Governor
1965 to 1968 Arnaldo Schulz, Governor
20 May 1968 to 1973 António de Spínola, Governor
30 August 1973 to 24 September 1973 José Manuel Bettencourt Rodrigues, Governor
Republic of Guinea-Bissau Declaration of Independence
24 September 1973 to 27 April 1974 José Manuel Bettencourt Rodrigues, Governor
27 April 1974 to 2 May 1974 Mateus da Silva, Governor
2 May 1974 to May 1974 San Gouveia, Governor
May 1974 to 10 September 1974 Carlos Fabião, Governor
10 September 1974 Independence recognised as Republic of Guinea-Bissau

For continuation after independence see: Heads of State of Guinea-Bissau

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