List of colonial governors of Spanish Guinea

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Map of Spanish Guinea.
Coat of arms of the Spanish Guinea

This is a list of European (Spanish and British) colonial administrators responsible for the territory of Spanish Guinea, an area equivalent to modern-day Equatorial Guinea.

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(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Spanish suzerainty
24 October 1778 to 14 November 1778 Felipe de los Santos Toro y Freyre, conde de Argelejo, Governor
14 November 1778 to 30 December 1781 Joaquín Primo de Rivera y Pérez de Acal, Governor
30 December 1781 to 27 October 1827 Vacant
British suzerainty
Superintendents and Governors of Fernando Pó
(1849–1855 also British Consuls of the Bight of Biafra, Nigeria)
27 October 1827 to 4 April 1829 William Fitz William Owen, Superintendent
4 April 1829 to 1830 Edward Nicolls, Superintendent 1st time
1830 to 1831 John Beecroft, acting Superintendent 1st time
18 August 1831 to 1833 Edward Nicolls, Superintendent 2nd time
1833 to 10 June 1854 John Beecroft, Superintendent 2nd time
10 June 1854 to 27 May 1858 James W. B. Lynslager, acting Superintendent
Spanish suzerainty
27 May 1858 to 1 September 1859 Carlos de Chacón y Michelena, Governor
1 September 1859 to 30 June 1862 José de la Gándara y Navarro, Governor
30 June 1862 to 1 August 1865 Pantaleón López de la Torre Ayllón, Governor
1 August 1865 to 31 August 1865 Francisco Osorio, acting Governor
31 August 1865 to 18 September 1865 Félix Recio, acting Governor 1st time
18 September 1865 to 1 April 1868 José Gómez de Barreda, Governor
1 April 1868 to 9 August 1868 Félix Recio, acting Governor 2nd time
9 August 1868 to 18 July 1869 Joaquín de Souza y Gallardo, Governor
21 August 1869 to 11 September 1869 Clemente Ramos, acting Governor
11 September 1869 to 21 January 1870 Manuel Vial, acting Governor 1st time
21 January 1870 to 11 June 1870 Zoilo Sánchez Ocaña, Governor
11 June 1870 to 16 August 1870 Manuel Vial, acting Governor 2nd time
16 August 1870 to 14 February 1871 Felipe C. Argüelles, acting Governor 1st time
14 February 1871 to 28 April 1871 Federico Anrich, Governor
28 April 1871 to 1 October 1871 Felipe C. Argüelles, acting Governor 2nd time
1 October 1871 to 23 June 1872 Antonio Vivar, acting Governor
23 June 1872 to 5 December 1872 Pedro Osa, acting Governor
5 December 1872 to 22 November 1874 Ignacio García Tudela, Governor
22 November 1874 to 22 January 1875 Jacobo Varela, acting Governor
22 January 1875 to 13 February 1877 Diego Santisteban y Chamorro, Governor
13 February 1877 to 1 February 1879 Alejandro Arias Salgado, Governor
1 February 1879 to 21 April 1879 Luis de la Pila, acting Governor
21 April 1879 to 20 June 1879 Juan Aguilar, acting Governor
20 June 1879 to 24 July 1879 José Montes de Oca y Aceñero, acting Governor 1st time
24 July 1879 to 3 September 1880 Enrique Santaló y Sáenz de Tejada, Governor
3 September 1880 to 24 January 1883 José Montes de Oca y Aceñero, Governor 2nd time
24 January 1883 to 25 January 1883 Francisco Romera, acting Governor
25 January 1883 to 28 December 1884 Antonio Cano, Governor
28 December 1884 to 28 January 1885 Waldo Pérez Cossio, acting Governor
28 January 1885 to 1 October 1887 José Montes de Oca y Aceñero, Governor 3rd time
1 October 1887 to 8 November 1887 Juan de la Rocha, acting Governor
8 November 1887 to 4 February 1888 Luis Navarro, Governor
4 February 1888 to 20 April 1888 José de Ibarra, acting Governor 1st time
20 April 1888 to 21 April 1890 Antonio Morena Guerra, Governor
21 April 1890 to 4 November 1890 José de Ibarra, Governor 2nd time
4 November 1890 to 22 December 1890 José Gómez de Barreda, Governor
22 December 1890 to 24 December 1891 José de Barrasa y Fernández de Castro, Governor
24 December 1891 to 10 April 1892 Antonio Martínez, Governor
10 April 1892 to 12 May 1893 Eulogio Merchán y Rico, Governor
12 May 1893 to 17 May 1893 Dionisio Shelly, acting Governor 1st time
17 May 1893 to 1 June 1893 Pio Porcell, acting Governor
1 June 1893 to 29 July 1893 Dionisio Shelly, acting Governor 2nd time
29 July 1893 to 16 February 1895 José de la Puente y Bassavé, Governor
16 February 1895 to 21 July 1895 Agustín Cuesta, acting Governor
21 July 1895 to 19 May 1897 Adolfo de España y Gómez de Humarán, Governor
19 May 1897 to 19 June 1897 Armando Pontes, acting Governor
19 June 1897 to 21 July 1897 Mateo Mezquida, acting Governor
21 July 1897 to 19 October 1897 Manuel Rico, Governor
19 October 1897 to 7 November 1899 José Rodríguez de Vera, Governor
7 November 1899 to 30 November 1899 Francisco Guarro, acting Governor
30 November 1899 to 12 December 1899 Guillermo Lacave, acting Governor
14 December 1899 to 3 March 1901 Francisco Dueñas, Governor
3 March 1901 to 25 February 1905 José de Ibarra y Autrán, Governor
25 February 1905 to 26 March 1906 José Gómez de la Serna, Governor
26 March 1906 to 20 September 1906 Diego Saavedra y Magdalena, Governor 1st time
20 September 1906 to 18 February 1907 Ángel Barrera y Luyando, Governor 1st time
18 February 1907 to 17 August 1908 Luis Ramos Izquierdo y Vivar, Governor
17 August 1908 to 30 September 1908 Luis Dabán, acting Governor
30 September 1908 to 19 October 1908 Diego Saavedra y Magdalena, acting Governor 2nd time
19 October 1908 to 10 September 1910 José Centeno y Anchorena, Governor
10 September 1910 to 8 February 1924 Ángel Barrera y Luyando, Governor 2nd time
8 February 1924 to 8 February 1926 Carlos Tovar de Revilla, Governor
8 February 1926 to 1 March 1931 Miguel Núñez de Prado y Susbielas, Governor
1 January 1928 to 14 August 1928 Adolfo García Amilivia, acting Governor Acting for Prado
2 August 1930 to 1 March 1931 José Domínguez Manresa, acting Governor Acting for Prado
20 April 1931 to 1 November 1931 José Domínguez Manresa, interim Governor 1st time
1 November 1931 to 14 November 1932 Gustavo de Sostoa y Sthamer, Governor
14 November 1931 to 15 November 1932 Pedro Agustín González Ordóñez, acting Governor
15 November 1932 to 10 July 1933 José Domínguez Manresa, interim Governor 2nd time
10 July 1933 to 1 September 1934 Estanislao Lluesma García, Governor
1 September 1934 to 5 September 1935 José Domínguez Manresa, acting Governor 3rd time
5 September 1934 to 10 December 1935 Ángel Manzaneque Feltrer, Governor
15 June 1935 to 10 December 1935 Luis Serrano Maranges, acting Governor Acting for Feltrer, 1st time
10 December 1935 to 25 September 1936 Luis Sánchez Guerra y Sáinz, Governor
15 September 1936 to 25 September 1936 Estanislao Lluesma García, Governor Appointed, did not take office
25 March 1936 to 12 April 1936 Carlos Vázquez Ruiz, acting Governor Acting for Guerra y Sáinz
25 September 1936 to 1 January 1937 Luis Serrano Maranges, acting Governor Nationalist, in rebellion on Fernando Pó from 19 September 1936; 2nd time
25 September 1936 to 14 October 1936 Miguel Hernández Porcel, Subgovernor Republican, in dissidence in Río Muni
12 December 1936 to 14 December 1936 Carlos Vázquez Ruiz, acting Governor Acting for Serrano
1 January 1937 to 15 December 1937 Manuel de Mendívil y Elío, Governor
15 December 1937 to 5 March 1942 Juan Fontán y Lobé, Governor
12 June 1938 to 21 September 1938 Natividad Calzada y Castañeda, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
30 August 1939 to 15 December 1939 Víctor Suances Díaz del Río, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
22 August 1940 to 16 September 1940 Fernando González Lavín, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
16 September 1940 to 17 May 1941 Víctor Suances Díaz del Río, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
14 August 1941 to 13 October 1941 Pedro Cano Manuel Aubarede, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
13 October 1941 to 5 March 1942 José Luis Soraluce Irastorza, acting Governor Acting for Fontán
5 March 1942 to 12 February 1944 Mariano Alonso Alonso, Governor
18 October 1943 to 12 February 1944 Rufino Pérez Barrueco, acting Governor Acting for Alonso
12 February 1944 to 6 March 1949 Juan María Bonelli Rubio, Governor
13 September 1944 to 2 March 1945 Joaquín Bosch de la Barrera, acting Governor Acting for Bonelli
9 August 1946 to 22 February 1947 Joaquín Bosch de la Barrera, acting Governor Acting for Bonelli
12 April 1948 to 8 August 1948 Carlos Rodríguez Solano y Dueñas, acting Governor Acting for Bonelli
6 March 1949 to April 1949 Pedro Grajera Torres, acting Governor
April 1949 to 21 February 1962 Faustino Ruíz González, Governor
November 1953 to 1954 Hermenegildo Altozano Moraleda, acting Governor Acting for Ruíz González
21 February 1962 to 1 January 1964 Francisco Núñez Rodríguez, Governor A referendum on autonomy was held on 15 December 1963, approving the proposal
1 January 1964 Self-rule as Equatorial Guinea
1 January 1964 to 10 March 1964 Francisco Núñez Rodríguez, Governor
10 March 1964 to July 1964 Pedro Latorre Alcubierre, Governor
July 1964 to August 1966 Pedro Latorre Alcubierre, Commissioner-General
August 1966 to 12 October 1968 Víctor Suances Díaz del Río, Commissioner-General
12 October 1968 Independence as Republic of Equatorial Guinea

For continuation after independence, see: List of Presidents of Equatorial Guinea

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