List of colonial governors of Cuba

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List of Colonial Heads of Cuba

Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office.

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Spanish Suzerainty
Governors
1535 to 1538 Gonzalo de Guzmán
1538 to 1542 Hernando de Soto
1544 to 1546 Juan de Ávila
1546 to 1548 Antonio de Cháves
1549 to 1555 Gonzalo Pérez de Angulo
1556 to 1565 Diego de Mazariegos
1565 to 1567 Francisco García Osorio
1567 Francisco de Zayas
1567 to 1574 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
1572 to 1574 Sancho Pardo Donlebún
1574 to 1577 Gabriel de Montalvo
1577 to 1579 Francisco Carreño
1579 to 1584 Gaspar de Torres
1584 to 1589 Gabriel de Luján
1589 to 1593 Juan de Tejeda
1593 to 1602 Juan Maldonaldo Barnuevo
1602 to 1608 Pedro Vadés
1608 to 1616 Gaspar Ruíz de Pereda
1616 to 1619 Sancho de Alquiza
1620 to 1624 Francisco de Venegas
1624 to 1626 Damián Velásquez de Contreras
1626 to 1630 Lorenzo de Cabrera y Corbera
1630 to 1634 Juan Bitrián de Viamonte y Navarra
1634 to 1639 Francisco Riaño y Gamboa
1639 to 1647 Álvaro de Luna y Sarmiento
1647 to 1653 Diego de Villalba y Toledo, marqués de Campo
1653 to 1654 Francisco Xelder
1654 to 1656 Juan de Montanos Blázquez
1656 to 1658 Diego Rangel
1658 to 1663 Juan de Salamanca
1663 to 1664 Rodrigo de Flores y Aldana
1664 to 1670 Francisco Oregón y Gascón
1670 to 1680 Francisco Rodríguez de Ledesma
1680 to 1685 José Fernandez Córdoba Ponce de León
1685 to 1687 Manuel de Murguia y Mena removed from office for illicit trade
1687 to 1689 Diego Antonio de Viana y Hinojosa
1689 to 1697 Severino de Manzaneda Salinas y Rozas
1697 to 1702 Diego de Córdoba Lasso de la Vega, marqués del Vado promoted to captain-general of New Granada
1702 Pedro Nicolás Benítez de Lugo died shortly after assuming office
1702 to 1706 Luis Chacón and Nicolás Chirino Vandeval interim governors
1706 to January 1708 Pedro Álvarez de Villarín
18 January 1708 to 18 February 1711 Laureano José de Torres Ayala y Quadros Castellanos, marqués de Casa Torres former governor of Spanish Florida
26 May 1711 to 1718 Vicente de Raja
1718 Gómez Mazaver Ponce de León acting governor
23 June 1718 to 1724 Gregorio Guazo y Calderón Fernández de la Vega
29 September 1724 to 1734 Dionisio Martínez de la Vega
1734 to 1746 Francisco de Güemes y Horcasitas Gordón de Saenz de Villamolinedo, conde de Revillagigedo
1746 Juan Antonio Tineo y Fuertes
1746 to 1747 Diego Peñalosa
1747 to 1760 Francisco Antonio Cagigal de la Vega
1760 to 1761 Pedro Alonso
1761 to 1762 Juan de Prado Mayera Portocarrero y Luna
British Suzerainty
12 August 1762 to 1 January 1763 George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
1 January 1763 to July 1763 William Keppel
Spanish Suzerainty
1763 to 1765 Ambrosio de Funes Villalpando, conde de Ricla
1765 to 1766 Diego Manrique
1766 to 1771 Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa Hinostrosa Lasso de la Vega
1771 to 1777 Felipe de Fondesviela y Ondeano, marqués de la Torre
1777 to 1780 Diego José Navarro García de Valladares
1781 to 1782 Juan Manuel de Cagigal y Monserrat
1782 to 1785 Luis de Unzaga y Amezaga
5 April 1785 to November 1785 Bernardo Troncoso Martínez del Rincón
1 December 1785 to 1789 José Manuel de Ezpeleta
18 April 1789 to 1790 Domingo Cabello y Robles
1790 to 1796 Luis de las Casas y Aragorri
1796 to 1799 Juan Procopio Bassecourt y Bryas, conde de Santa Clara
1799 to 1812 Salvador de Muro y Salazar, marqués de Someruelos
1812 to 1816 Juan Ruíz de Apodaca
1816 to 1819 José Cienfuegos
1819 to 1819 Juan María Echeverri
1819 to 1821 Juan Manuel de Cagigal y Niño
1821 to 1822 Nicolás de Mahy y Romo
1822 to 1823 Sebastián Kindelán y Oregón, Provisional Governor
1823 to 1832 Francisco Dionisio Vives
1832 to 1834 Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca
1834 to 1838 Miguel Tacón
1838 to January 1840 Joaquín de Ezpeleta
January 1840 to 1841 Pedro Téllez Girón
1841 to September 1843 Jerónimo Valdés
September 1843 to October 1843 Francisco Javier de Ulloa, Provisional Governor
October 1843 to 1848 Leopoldo O'Donnell, Duke of Tetuan
1848 to 1850 Federico Roncali
1850 to 1852 José Gutiérrez de la Concha 1st Term
1852 to 1853 Valentín Cañedo
December 1853 to 1854 Juan González de la Pezuela
1854 to 1859 José Gutiérrez de la Concha 2nd Term
1859 to 1862 Francisco Serrano y Domínguez, Duke de la Torre
1862 to May 1866 Domingo Dulce 1st Term
May 1866 to November 1866 Francisco de Lersundi y Ormaechea 1st Term
November 1866 to September 1867 Joaquín del Manzano
September 1867 to December 1867 Blas Villate 1st Term
December 1867 to January 1869 Francisco de Lersundi y Ormaechea 2nd Term
January 1869 to 2 June 1869 Domingo Dulce 2nd Term
2 June 1869 to 10 October 1868 Felipe Ginovés del Espinar, Provisional Governor
10 October 1868 to 28 June 1869 Felipe Ginovés del Espinar, Provisional Governor
28 June 1869 to 1870 Antonio Caballero y Fernández de Rodas
1870 to 1872 Blas Villate 2nd Term
1872 to April 1873 Francisco Ceballos y Vargas
April 1873 to November 1873 Cándido Pieltaín
November 1873 to 1874 Joaquín Jovellar y Soler 1st Term
1874 to May 1875 José Gutiérrez de la Concha 3rd Term
May 1875 to June 1875 Buenaventura Carbó, Provisional Governor
June 1875 to January 1876 Blas Villate 3rd Term
January 1876 to October 1876 Joaquín Jovellar y Soler 2nd Term
October 1876 to February 1879 Arsenio Martínez Campos 1st Term
February 1879 to April 1879 Caetano Figueroa, Provisional Governor
April 1879 to 1881 Ramón Blanco y Erenas, marqués de Peña Plata 1st Term
1881 to August 1883 Luis Prendergast y Gordon, marqués de Victoria de las Tunas
August 1883 to September 1883 Tomás y Regna, Provisional Governor
September 1883 to 1884 Ignacio María del Castillo
1884 to 1886 Ramón Fajardo
1886 to 1887 Emilio Calleja 1st Term
1887 to 1889 Sabas Marín 1st Term
13 March 1889 to 6 February 1890 Manuel Salamanca y Negrete
February 1890 to April 1890 José Sánchez y Gómez, Provisional Governor
April 1890 to August 1890 José Chinchilla
August 1890 to 1892 Camilo de Polavieja
1892 to July 1893 Alejandro Rodríguez Arias
July 1893 to September 1893 José Arderius, Provisional Governor
September 1893 to 1895 Emilio Calleja 2nd Term
1895 to January 1896 Arsenio Martínez Campos 2nd Term
January 1896 Sabas Marín, Provisional Governor 2nd Term
17 January 1896 to October 1897 Valeriano Weyler, 1st Duke of Rubí
October 1897 to 1898 Ramón Blanco y Erenas, marqués de Peña Plata 2nd Term
26 November 1898 to 1 January 1899 Adolfo Jiménez Castellanos
American Suzerainty
1 January 1899 to 23 December 1899 John Ruller Brooke
23 December 1899 to 20 May 1902 Leonard Wood
Republic of Cuba
20 May 1902 See List of Presidents of Cuba
American Occupation
29 September 1906 to 13 October 1906 William Howard Taft provisional governor
13 October 1906 to 28 January 1909 Charles Edward Magoon, provisional governor

For continuation after independence see List of Presidents of Cuba

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