Giacomo De Martino (governor)

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Giacomo De Martino
Giacomo De Martino (1849-1921).jpg
Italian Governor of Somaliland
In office
Preceded byTommaso Carletti
Succeeded byGiovanni Cerrina Feroni
Italian Governor of Eritrea
In office
16 September 1916 – 20 July 1919
Preceded byGiovanni Cerrina Feroni
Succeeded byCamillo De Camillis
Italian Governor of Cyrenaica
In office
5 August 1919 – 23 November 1921
Preceded byVincenzo Garioni
Succeeded byLuigi Pintor
Personal details
Born(1849-09-21)21 September 1849
Died23 November 1921(1921-11-23) (aged 72)

Giacomo De Martino (21 September 1849 – 23 November 1921) was an Italian politician, who was governor in the Italian colonies.[1]


Born in London in 1849 from a rich Italian family. He was one of the main supporters of the Italian colonialism since he was young. Initially he was a diplomat, but soon started to do a political career. In 1905 he was elected at the Italian Senate. In 1906 De Martino created the Istituto coloniale italiano, in order to promote the development of the Italian colonies and their management.[2]

He had held several colonial posts as he had been a governor of the Italian colonies of Somaliland (1910–1916),[3] Eritrea (1916–1919), and finally Cyrenaica (1919–1921), where he had died at office.



  • Istituto coloniale italiano. Rivista coloniale, Volumi 1-2. Editore ICI. Roma, 1906

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