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List of governors of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe

The islands of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe were discovered and claimed by Portugal in the 1470s. Government structures were set up in 1485. Each island was governed as a separate entity until 1753, when they were united as a single colony. In 1951, the islands became an overseas province of Portugal. Autonomy was granted in 1974 and independence was granted on 12 July 1975.

Contents

  • São Tomé 1
    • Portuguese Colony (1485-1522) 1.1
    • Portuguese Crown Colony (1522-1641) 1.2
    • Dutch Occupation 1.3
    • Portuguese Crown Colony (1648-1709) 1.4
    • French Occupation (1709-1715) 1.5
    • Portuguese Crown Colony (1715-1753) 1.6
  • Príncipe 2
  • São Tomé and Príncipe 3
    • Portuguese Crown Colony (1753-1951) 3.1
    • Overseas Province of Portugal (1951-1974) 3.2
    • Autonomous Province of Portugal (1974-1975) 3.3
  • See also 4

São Tomé

Portuguese Colony (1485-1522)

Portuguese Crown Colony (1522-1641)

Dutch Occupation

  • 3 October 1641–1648 .... (Dutch commander)

Portuguese Crown Colony (1648-1709)

French Occupation (1709-1715)

  • 1709–1715 Junta

Portuguese Crown Colony (1715-1753)

Príncipe

1500–1753 ....

São Tomé and Príncipe

Portuguese Crown Colony (1753-1951)

Overseas Province of Portugal (1951-1974)

Autonomous Province of Portugal (1974-1975)

18 December 1974 – 12 July 1975 António Elísio Capelo Pires Veloso, High Commissioner

See also

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