List of governors of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe

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

Map of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Coat of arms of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe

São ToméEdit

Portuguese Colony (1485–1522)Edit

Portuguese Crown Colony (1522–1641)Edit

Dutch OccupationEdit

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

Portuguese Crown Colony (1648–1709)Edit

French Occupation (1709–1715)Edit

  • 1709–1715 Junta

Portuguese Crown Colony (1715–1753)Edit


São Tomé and PríncipeEdit

Portuguese Crown Colony (1753–1951)Edit

Overseas Province of Portugal (1951–1974)Edit

Autonomous Province of Portugal (1974–1975)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Ana de Chaves: a mulher mito. Odisseias nos Mares. 15 de março de 2016.

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