List of Governors-General of Italian Libya

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List of Colonial Heads of Libya

Term Incumbent Notes
Italian Suzerainty
1 January 1934 Italian colony of Libya: Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan
1 January 1934 to 28 June 1940 Italo Balbo,[1] Governor-General
1 July 1940 to 25 March 1941 Rodolfo Graziani, 1st Marquis of Neghelli, Governor-General
25 March 1941 to 19 July 1941 Italo Gariboldi, Governor-General
19 July 1941 to 2 February 1943 Ettore Bastico, Governor-General
2 February 1943 to 13 May 1943 Giovanni Messe, acting Governor-General
13 May 1943 The end of Italian rule
UN Administration
three constituent parts were administered separately: Tripolitania and Cyrenaica British, Fezzan French
10 December 1949 to 24 December 1951 Adrian Pelt, UN Commissioner (Netherlands) (arrived in Tripoli 18 January 1950)
24 December 1951 Independence as United Kingdom of Libya Under King Idris I

For continuation after independence, see: List of heads of state of Libya

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  1. ^ Although Pietro Badoglio was uniquely governor of Tripolitania (including Fezzan) and Cyrenaica, Libya became a united province under Balbo.