List of Governors-General of Italian Libya

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Territorial evolution of Italian Libya.
Coat of arms of Italian Libya.

This article lists the Governors-General of Italian Libya, a colony of the Italian Empire from 1934 to 1943.


Tenure Portrait Incumbent Notes
Italian Libya (Libia Italiana)
1 January 1934 to 28 June 1940 Italo Balbo.jpg Marshal of the Air Force Italo Balbo, Governor-General[1] For Victor Emmanuel III
1 July 1940 to 25 March 1941 Rodolfo Graziani 1940 (Retouched).jpg Marshal The 1st Marchese di Neghelli, Governor-General For Victor Emmanuel III
25 March 1941 to 19 July 1941 ItaloGariboldi.jpg General Italo Gariboldi, Governor-General For Victor Emmanuel III
19 July 1941 to 2 February 1943 Bastico1942.jpg Marshal Ettore Bastico, Governor-General For Victor Emmanuel III
2 February 1943 to 13 May 1943 Giovanni Messe.jpg General Giovanni Messe, Acting Governor-General For Victor Emmanuel III

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  1. ^ Although Pietro Badoglio was uniquely governor of Tripolitania (including Fezzan) and Cyrenaica from 1929 to 1933, Libya became a united province under Balbo.

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