List of state leaders in 1947

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This is a list of heads of state, government leaders, and other rulers in the year 1947.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In exile between 1936 and 1941.
  2. ^ Tenzin Gyatso was only enthroned in 1950, Tibet accepted Chinese sovereignty in 1951, the Dalai Lama went into exile in 1959, and his political role in the government-in-exile ended in 2011.
  3. ^ Titled Viceroy until independence
  4. ^ Ibn Saud was Emir of Nejd and Hasa between 1902 and 1921, Sultan of Nejd between 1921 and 1927, King of Nejd between 1927 and 1932 additionally King of Hejaz between 1926 and 1932 (collectively referred to as King of Nejd and Hejaz), and King of Saudi Arabia from 1932.
  5. ^ Jordan only became independent in 1946.
  6. ^ Yemen only became independent in 1918.
  7. ^ German prisoner between 1940 an 1945, in exile between 1945 and 1950.
  8. ^ Björnsson was regent under the kingdom between 1941 and 1944.
  9. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1945.
  10. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1944.
  11. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1945.
  12. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1945.
  13. ^ The Polish head of state's title changed from President of the Presidium of the Popular Council to President on 5 February 1947.
  14. ^ The seven member Swiss Federal Council is the collective head of state and the government of Switzerland. Within the Council, the President of the Swiss Confederation serves solely in a primus inter pares capacity for one year.