List of colonial governors of Cyrenaica

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List of the Colonial Heads of Cyrenaica (Libya)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Notes


1843 Foundation of the Sanusiya Order
Awlad Sayyidi ‘Abd Allah Dynasty, (al-Khattabi al-Mujahiri al-Hasani al-Idrisi lineage)
1843 to 7 September 1859 Sheikh Sayyid Muhammad ibn ‘Ali as-Sanusi
7 September 1859 to 2 June 1902 Sheikh Sayyid Muhammad ibn Sayyid Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Sanusi
2 June 1902 to 21 August 1918 Sheikh Sayyid Ahmad ibn Sayyid Muhammad ash-Sharif as-Sanusi
21 August 1918 to 25 October 1920 Sheikh Sayyid Muhammad Idris as-Sanusi
25 October 1920 to 1929 Emir Sayyid Muhammad Idris as-Sanusi 1st Term
1911 to 1913 Ottavio Briccola, Governor
October 1913 to 1918 Giovanni Battista Ameglio, Governor
5 August 1918 to 1919 Vincenzo Garioni, Governor
1920 Italy claims sovereignty
5 August 1919 to 23 November 1921 Giacomo De Martino, Governor
23 November 1921 to October 1922 Luigi Pintor, Governor
October 1922 to December 1922 Eduardo Baccardi, Governor
7 January 1923 to 1924 Luigi Bongiovanni, Governor
1924 to 2 December 1926 Ernesto Mombelli, Governor
2 December 1926 to 1928 Attilio Teruzzi, Governor
January 1929 to March 1930 Domenico Siciliani, Deputy Governor (to Pietro Badoglio)
March 1930 to May 1934 Rodolfo Graziani, marchese di Neghelli, Deputy Governor (to Pietro Badoglio)
1 January 1934 Incorporated into Libya
June 1934 to April 1935 Guglielmo Nasi, Governor
1941 British Administration
February 1941 to 1942 Stephen Hemsley Longrigg, Governor
1943 to 1945 Duncan Cameron Cumming, Administrator
30 October 1945 to 1946 Peter Bevil Edward Acland, Administrator
October 1946 Sanusi emir recognized by UK administering the territory for the UN
1946 to 1948 James William Norris Haugh, Administrator
1948 to 1 June 1949 Eric Armar Vully de Candole, Administrator
1 June 1949 Emirate of Cyrenaica recognized
1 June 1949 to 17 September 1949 Eric Armar Vully de Candole, Administrator
17 September 1949 to 1951 Eric Armar Vully de Candole, Resident
October 1946 to 24 December 1951 Emir Sayyid Muhammad Idris as-Sanusi 2nd Term
24 December 1951 Incorporated into Libya

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