List of governors of the Governorates of Italian East Africa

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The Governorates of Italian East Africa after the 1938 creation of the Scioa Governorate, and before the 1940 invasion of British Somaliland.
Coat of arms of Italian East Africa.

This article lists the governors of the Governorates of Italian East Africa. The Governorates formed the first level of country subdivision of the Italian East Africa, a colony of the Italian Empire from 1936 to 1941.

The colony was divided into 6 Governorates – Addis Ababa Governorate [it] (Scioa Governorate from 1938), Amhara Governorate, Eritrea Governorate, Galla-Sidamo Governorate, Harar Governorate and Somalia Governorate.[1]

List[edit]

Addis Ababa / Scioa Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Addis Ababa Governorate.
Coat of arms of the Scioa Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
Addis Ababa Governorate
1
Giuseppe Bottai
Bottai, GiuseppeGiuseppe Bottai
(1895–1959)
5 May 193627 May 193622 days
2
Alfredo Siniscalchi
Siniscalchi, AlfredoAlfredo Siniscalchi
(1885–1954)
1 June 193623 September 19382 years, 114 days
3
Francesco Canero Medici
Canero Medici, FrancescoFrancesco Canero Medici
(1886–1946)
23 September 19381 January 1939100 days
Scioa Governorate
1
Enrico Cerulli
Cerulli, EnricoEnrico Cerulli
(1898–1988)
1 January 19395 May 1939124 days
2
Guglielmo Nasi
Nasi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Nasi
(1879–1971)
5 May 19392 June 19401 year, 28 days
3
Giuseppe Daodice
Daodice, GiuseppeGiuseppe Daodice
(1882–1952)
2 June 19403 April 1941305 days
Agenore Frangipani
Frangipani, AgenoreAgenore Frangipani
(1876–1941[a])
Acting
3 April 19416 April 1941 †3 days

Amhara Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Amhara Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
1
Alessandro Pirzio Biroli
Pirzio Biroli, AlessandroAlessandro Pirzio Biroli
(1877–1962)
1 June 193615 December 19371 year, 197 days
2
Ottorino Mezzetti [it]
Pirzio Biroli, AlessandroOttorino Mezzetti [it]
(1877–1962)
15 December 19371 January 19391 year, 17 days
Luigi Frusci
Frusci, LuigiLuigi Frusci
(1879–1949)
Acting
1 January 193919 May 19412 years, 138 days
Guglielmo Nasi
Nasi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Nasi
(1879–1971)
Acting
19 May 194127 November 1941192 days

Eritrea Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Eritrea Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
1
Alfredo Guzzoni
Guzzoni, AlfredoAlfredo Guzzoni
(1877–1965)
1 June 19361 April 1937304 days
2
Vincenzo de Feo
de Feo, VincenzoVincenzo de Feo
(1876–1955)
1 April 193715 December 1937258 days
3
Giuseppe Daodice
Daodice, GiuseppeGiuseppe Daodice
(1882–1952)
15 December 19372 June 19402 years, 170 days
Luigi Frusci
Frusci, LuigiLuigi Frusci
(1879–1949)
Acting
2 June 194019 May 1941351 days

Galla-Sidamo Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Galla-Sidamo Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
1
Carlo Geloso
Geloso, CarloCarlo Geloso
(1879–1957)
1 June 19369 July 19382 years, 38 days
2
Armando Felsani
Felsani, ArmandoArmando Felsani
(1892–?)
10 July 193812 August 193833 days
3
Pietro Gazzera
Gazzera, PietroPietro Gazzera
(1879–1953)
12 August 19386 July 19412 years, 328 days

Harar Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Harar Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
1
Guglielmo Nasi
Nasi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Nasi
(1879–1971)
1 June 19365 May 19392 years, 338 days
2
Enrico Cerulli
Cerulli, EnricoEnrico Cerulli
(1898–1988)
5 May 193911 June 19401 year, 37 days
Guglielmo Nasi
Nasi, GuglielmoGuglielmo Nasi
(1879–1971)
Acting
11 June 19404 February 1941238 days
Pompeo Gorini [it]
Gorini, PompeoPompeo Gorini [it]
Acting
4 February 19419 March 194133 days
Carlo De Simone
De Simone, CarloCarlo De Simone
(1885–1951)
Acting
10 March 194124 April 194145 days

Somalia Governorate[edit]

Coat of arms of the Somalia Governorate.
No. Portrait Governor Took office Left office Time in office
1
Ruggero Santini
Santini, RuggeroRuggero Santini
(1870–1958)
25 May 193615 December 19371 year, 204 days
2
Francesco Caroselli
Caroselli, FrancescoFrancesco Caroselli
(1887–1967)
15 December 193711 June 19402 years, 179 days
Gustavo Pesenti
Pesenti, GustavoGustavo Pesenti
(1878–1960)
Acting
11 June 194031 January 1941234 days
Carlo De Simone
De Simone, CarloCarlo De Simone
(1885–1951)
Acting
31 January 194120 March 194148 days

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Committed suicide.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Institute of International Affairs (24 August 1940). "Italian Possessions in Africa: II. Italian East Africa". Bulletin of International News. 17 (17): 1065–1074.

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