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Canary Islands
 
[Spain]
 
 
[Canary Island
                            (Spain) unofficial 1978-1989]
    16 Aug 1982 - 10 Apr 1989 Local Civil Flag
 
[Canary
                            Islands (Spain), official flag]
    Adopted 10 Apr 1989 Local State Flag
 
Map of Canary Islands
Hear National Anthem
"Marcha Real"
(Royal March)
Hear Local Anthem
"Himno de Canarias"
(Anthem of the Canary Islands)
Adopted 30 May 2003
Constitution
 (29 Dec 1978)
Capital: Las Palmas de
Gran Canaria
(Acatife 1405-1480; Santa Cruz
 de Tenerife 1821-1927)
Currency: Euro (EUR);
to 1 Jan 2002: Spanish
Peseta (ESP)
National Holiday: 12 Oct
National Day
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Local Holiday: May 30
Dia de las Islas Canarias
(Canary Islands Day)
Population: 2,220,390 (2013)
GDP: $54.73 billion (2010)
Exports: $N/A
Imports: $N/A
(included in Spain figures)
Ethnic groups: 85.7% Spaniards (including Canarian people
and Peninsulares), 14.3% foreign nationals (mainly Germans,
British, and Moroccans)
Total Police Forces: N/A
Defense is the Responsibility of Spain
Religions: majority Roman Catholic
International Organizations/Treaties: None
Canary Islands
Index
Chronology

c.120 AD                   Named the Fortunate Islands by Romans, islands
                             are ruled by he native Guanches.
14th cent.                 Frequently visited by Mallorcan ships.
Jul 1402                   Juan de Béthencourt conquers Fuerteventura, Hierro,
                             and Lazarote islands and then proclaims
                             himself king, as a vassal of the King of Castile.
15 Dec 1405                Canary Islands a protectorate of Castile.
1406 - 1479                Islands claimed by Portugal (ilhas da Canária).
1424                       Failed Portuguese invasion of Gran Canaria.
1434                       Failed Portuguese invasion of Gran Canaria.
15 Sep 1436                Papal Bull Romanus pontifex awarded rights over the
                             Canary Islands not already colonized to Portugal.
 6 Nov 1436                Papal Bull Romani pontificis retracts concession
                             granted to Portugal and recognizes the claim of
                             Castile to the islands.
1448 - 1459                Sold to king of Portugal by the Béthencourt heirs.
15 Oct 1477                Ceded to rulers of Castile-Aragón by Peraza's
                             heirs in Treaty of Sevilla.
 4 Sep 1479                Sovereignty of Castile recognized by Portugal in
                             Treaty of Alcáçovas.
 6 Mar 1480                Gran Canaria a colony of Castile (from 1556 of
                             the Spanish monarchy).
29 Apr 1483                Conquest of Gran Canaria completed.
1488                       Conquest of La Gomera completed.
 3 May 1493                Conquest of La Palma completed.
25 Dec 1495                Conquest of Tenerife completed.
 7 Dec 1526                Real Audiencia de Canarias created.
20 Apr 1657                English attack on treasure feet at Santa Cruz de
                             Tenerife.
1569 - 1569                Moroccan occupation of Lanzarote.
1586 - 1586                Moroccan occupation of Lanzarote.
Apr 1589 - 1594            Captaincy-general of the Canary Islands.
 6 Oct 1595                English fleet under Capt. Drake attacks Las Palmas.
13 Apr 1598                English fleet under Sir George Clifford attacks
                             and plunders Lanzarote.
Jun 1599 - Jul 1599        Dutch fleet under Peter van der Does attacks
                             and plunders Las Palmas and La Gomera.
17-21 Sep 1617             Walter Raleigh plunders Lanzarote.
1618                       Pirates Tabac Arráez and Suleiman plunder Lazarote.
29 May 1625                Captaincy-general of the Canary Islands
                             (restored).
22-25 Jul 1797             Failed British assault on Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
May 1808 - 11 Dec 1813     Remains loyal to deposed Bourbón King Fernando VII.
27 Jan 1822                Canary Islands a province of Spain (central 
                             administration).
17 Mar 1852 -  3 Mar 1854  Canary Islands divided into two provinces
                             (Gran Canaria and Tenerife).
21 Sep 1927                Canary Islands divided into two provinces of Spain
                             (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de 
                             Tenerife).
16 Aug 1982                Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

Gran Canaria
(1480-1625)
Tenerife
(1495-1625)
Fuerteventura
(1477-1837)
La Gomera and
El Hierro

(c.1440-1852)
Lanzarote
(1485-1825)
 
 
 
 

Kings
1402 - Dec 1405            Juan de Béthencourt               (b. c.1360 - d. 1422)
Dec 1405 - 1415            Maciot de Béthencourt             (d. 1425) 
1415 - Oct 1418            Pedro Barba de Campos
17 Oct 1418 - 1425         Enrique de Guzmán,                (d. 1425)
                             conde de Niebla
14.. - 14..                Guillén Peraza I
14.. - 1444                Guillén Peraza II
1444 - 1476                Diego de Herrera
Captains-general
Apr 1589 - 1594            Luis de la Cueva y Benavides,
                             señor de Bedmar
1594 - 1625                islands individually governed
Jul 1625 - 1626            Francisco González de Andía       (b. 1576 - d. 1659) 
                             Irrazábal y Zárate
1626 - 1629                Juan de Carvajal y Sande (acting)
                             (regente de la Audiencia)
Mar 1629 - 1634            Juan de Rivera y Zambrana
31 May 1634 - 27 Nov 1636  Iñigo de Brizuela y Urbina        (b. 1586 - d. 1636)
Nov 1636 - Jul 1637        Gabriel de la Puebla y Escobedo
                             (acting)

Jul 1637 - May 1638        Juan Cornejo
(acting)
 5 May 1638 - 1644         L
uís Fernández de Córdoba y Arce  (b. 1589 - d. c.1644)
Jul 1644 - 1650            Pedro Carrillo de Guzmán
Jun 1650 - 1659            Alfonso Dávila y Guzmán           (d. 1668)
Dec 1659 - 12 Aug 1660     Sebastián Hurtado de Corcuera     (d. 1660)
                             y Gaviria
May 1661 - 19 May 1665     Jerónimo de Benavente y Quiñones
19 May 1665 - Feb 1666     Juan de Toledo, obispo de Canarias(b. 1601 - d. 1672)
 3 Feb 1666 - Dec 1670     Gabriel Laso de la Vega,          (b. 1623 - d. ....) 
                             conde de Puertollano
Jun 1667 - Dec 1668        Lorezono Santos de San Pedro      (d. 1676)
                             (acting for
conde de Puertollano)
Feb 1671 - Mar 1676        Juan de Balboa y Mogrovejo
 3 Jun 1677 - 1681         Jerónimo de Velasco
Apr 1681 - 17 Sep 1684     Félix Nieto de Silva,             (b. 1635 - d. 1691) 
                             conde de Guaro
 9 May 1685 - 1689         Francisco Bernardo Varona
26 Jul 1689 - 1697         Antonio Eríl Vicentelo y          (b. 16.. - d. 1715)
                             Toledo, conde de Eríl
Jun 1697 - 1701            Pedro de Ponte Llerena Hoyo y     (b. 1624 - d. 1705) 
                             Calderón, conde del Palmar
21 Jul 1701 - Aug 1705     Miguel González de Otazo,         (b. 16.. - d. 1705)
                             conde de Comicurma
Aug 1709 - Nov 1705        José de Roxas Ayala (acting)
Nov 1705 - 1709            Agustín de Robles y Lorenzana     (b. c.1650 - d. 17..)
16 Apr 1709 - 1713         Fernando Chacón Medina y Salazar  (b. 16.. - d. 1723)
 3 Mar 1713 - 1718         Ventura de Landaeta y Horna
Jul 1718 - 1719            José Antonio de Chaves y Osorio
19 Mar 1719 - 15 Mar 1722  Juan de Mur y Aguirre             (d. 1722)
1722 - 1723                Jaime de Villanueva (acting)
 2 Feb 1723 - 1735         Lorenzo Fernández de              (b. 1665 - d. 1741)
                             Villavicencio y Cárdenes,
                             marqués de Valhermoso
 5 Jun 1735 - Dec 1740     Francisco José Emparán            (b. 1676 - d. 1740)
1740 - 1741                Francisco Valenzuela (acting)
17 Jan 1741 - 1744         Andrés Bonito y Pignatelli
Jun 1744 - Sep 1745        José Masones de Lima              (d. 1745)
Sep 1745 - Aug 1746        Luis Mayony Salazar               (d. 1746)
1746 - 1747                Pedro Enriquez de Ovideo (acting)
14 Sep 1747 - 1761         Juan de Urbina
1761 - Jul 1764            Pedro Rodríguez Moreno Pérez de
                             Oteyro
Jul 1764 - Mar 1767        Domingo Bernardi Gómez Rabelo     (d. 1767)
1767 - 1768                Augustin Gabriel de Castillo
                             (acting)
 1 Apr 1768 - 1775         Miguel López Fernández de Heredia
12 Aug 1775 - 1779         Eugenio Fernández de Alvarado y   (b. 1715 - d. 1780) 
                             Perales Hurtado y Colomo,
                             marqués de los Tabalosos
20 May 1779 - 1784         Joaquín Ibáñez y Valero de
                             Bernabé, marqués de la Cañada
                             Ibáñez
Apr 1784 - 1789            Miguel de la Grúa Talamaca y      (b. c.1755 - d. 1812) 
                             Branciforte, marqués de
                             Branciforte
1789 - 1791                José de Avellaneda
1791 - 1799                Antonio Gutiérrez de Otero y      (b. 1729 - d. 1799)
                             Santallana
14 May 1799 - 1803         José de Perlasca
19 May 1803 - 1809         Fernando Cagigal de la Vega y     (b. 1756 - d. 1824) 
                             Martínez Niño de San Miguel y 
                             Pacheco, marqués de Casa Cagigal
18 Feb 1809 - 1810         Carlos Luján
 3 Jan 1810 - 1810         Ramón Carvajal y Castañeda
 3 May 1810 - 1810         Diego de Cañas y Portocarrero,    (b. 1755 - d. 1823)
                             duque del Parque

19 Dec 1810 - 1811         
Diego de Cañas y Portocarrero,    (b. 1755 - d. 1832)
                             duque del Parque Castrillo
 6 Aug 1811 - 1820         Pedro Rodríguez de la Buría
23 May 1820 - 1823         Juan Jos
é Ordovás
23 Aug 1823 -  5 Nov 1823  Ramón Polo
 5 Nov 1823 - 1827         Isidoro Uriarte
27 Jun 1827 - 1834         Francisco Tomás Morales           (b. 1783 - d. 1844)
15 May 1834 - 13 Aug 1836  José Marrón
13 Aug 1836 - 17 Jan 1840  Juan Manuel Pereira,
                             marqués de la Concordia
17 Jan 1840 - 16 Feb 1840  José María Bremon (acting)
16 Feb 1840 - 31 May 1840  Juan Zárate y Murga
31 May 1840 -  9 Dec 1840  Antonio Moreno Zaldarriaga
Dec 1840 - Mar 1841        Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca (b. 1776 - d. 1846)
18 Mar 1841 - 15 Apr 1842  Miguel de Araoz
15 Apr - 14 Jul 1842       Fausto del Hoyo (1st time)(acting)
14 Jul 1842 -  2 Aug 1843  Jaime Carbó
 2 Aug 1843 -  2 Oct 1843  Fausto del Hoyo (2nd time)(acting)
 2 Oct 1843 - Apr 1847     Ferm
ín Salcedo
 1 May 1847 - 14 Nov 1847  Segundo Ulibarri
14 Nov 1847 - 21 Nov 1850  Francisco Javier Ezpeleta
Dec 1850 - May 1852        Antonio Ordóñez y Villanueva
14 Jun 1852 - Dec 1852     Eusebio de Calonge y Fenollet     (b. 1814 - d. 1873)
20 Dec 1852 - 21 Oct 1853  José María de la Viña

21 Nov 1853 -  9 Aug 1854  Jaime Ortega y Olleta             (b. 1816 - d. 1860)
10 Dec 1854 - 19 Oct 1856  Agust
ín Nogueras y Pitarque       (b. 1786 - d. 1857)
1856                       Pascual Alvarez (acting)
1856 - 12 Aug 1858         José Martinez Tenaqero
15 Aug 1858 - 1861         Narciso Amettler y Cabrera
28 Oct 1861 -  1 Dec 1863  Mariano Rebagliato y Pescetto     (b. 1799 - d. 18..)
Dec 1863 - 14 Jul 1865     Joaquín Riquelme y G
ómez
Jul 1865 - 1866            Pedro de la B
árcena y Ponte
Aug 1866 - 1867            Pascual de Real y Reina
1867 - 1868                Vicente Talledo D
íez
 3 Nov 1868 - 1871         Luis Serrano del Castillo
Jul 1872 - Mar 1873        Carlos Palanca y Guti
érrez        (b. 1819 - d. 1896)
Jul 1873 - 1874            Federico Salcedo y San Roman
Oct 1874 - 1875            José Salazar y Real Rodriguez
Jan 1876 - 1877            Cresp
ín Ximénez de Sandoval
1877 - 24 Jan 1878         Florentino Melitón Catalán López
  (b. 1821 - d. 1878)
                             de Prado                      
Mar 1878 - 1883            Valeriano Weyler i Nicolau        (b. 1838 - d. 1930)
Nov 1883 - 1884            Gabriel de Torres Jurado Laynez
Nov 1884 - 1885            José Chinchilla y Díez de Oñate   (b. 1839 - d. 1898)
Sep 1885 - 1887            Buenaventura Carbó y Aloy         (b. 1819 - d. 1888)
Jan 1887 - 1890            Adolfo Morales de los Rios
Sep 1890 - 1891            Pedro Cuenca y Diaz de Rabago     (b. 1831 - d. ....)
Nov 1891 - Nov 1893        José López Pinto y Mar
ín Reina
10 Nov 1893 - 27 Nov 1893  Federico Esponda y Morell         (b. 1828 - d. 1894)

Nov 1893 - 1894            Francisco Girón y Aragón,         (b. 1838 - d. 1899)
                             duque de Ahumada
Aug 1894 - Oct 1897        Manuel Macías y Casado            (b. 1845 - d. 1937)
Oct 1897 - Aug 1898        Mariano Montero y Cordero
Aug 1898 - Apr 1899        Manuel Delgado y Zuleta           (b. 1842 - d. 1915)
May 1899 - 1900            Enrique Bargés y Pombo            (b. 1824 - d. 1926)
Apr 1900 - Jan 1902        Ignacio Pérez Galdós (1st time)
  (b. 1835 - d. 1905)
Jan 1902 - Mar 1903        Adolfo Rodríguez Bruzon
30 Mar 1903 - 27 Nov 1905  
Ignacio Pérez Galdós (2nd time)   (s.a.)
21 Dec 1905 - 22 May 1907  Tomás Bouza Cebreiro              (b. 1838 - d. 1908)
22 May 1907 - Jul 1909     José March y García de Mesa       (b. 1842 - d. 1919)
Aug 1909 - 10 Mar 1910     Vicente Martitegui y Pérez de     (b. 1843 - d. 1912)
                             Santa María
Mar 1910 - 1911            Wenceslao Mol
íns y Leamur
Sep 1911 - 26 Jul 1915     Emilio March y García de Mesa     (b. 1844 - d. 1919)
Jul 1915 - 1915            Enrique Cortés Bayona
Dec 1915 - 1916            Luis Mackenna y Benavides
Jul 1916 - 1918            Candído Hernández de Velasco      (b. 1846 - d. 1918)
Aug 1918 - Mar 1919        Carlos Palanca y Cañas
Mar 1919 - 28 Jul 1923     Francisco Rodr
íguez y Sánchez
                             Espinosa
Aug 1923 - Mar 1924        Alberto de Borbón y Castellví,    (b. 1854 - d. 1939)
                            
duque de Santa Elena
Mar 1924 -  2 Sep 1926     Leopoldo de Heredia Delgado       (b. 1856 - d. 19..)
 2 Sep 1926 - 22 Nov 1928  Antonio Vallejo Vila
10 Jul 1928 - 22 Nov 1928  Jorge Hernández Heredia y Adalíd
22 Nov 1928 - 18 Apr 1931  José Rodríguez Casademunt         (b. 1870 - d. 1936)
Apr 1931 - Jun 1931        Ángel Rodríguez del Barrio        (b. 1876 - d. 1936)
17 Jun 1931 - 1936         Enrique de Salcedo Molinuevo      (b. 1871 - d. 1936)
11 Jan 1936 - 1936         Joaquín Fanjul y Goñi             (b. 1880 - d. 1936)
21 Feb 1936 - 18 Jul 1936  Francisco Franco Bahamonde        (b. 1892 - d. 1975)
19 Jul 1936 - 1936         Lu
ís Orgaz y Yoldi                (b. 1881 - d. 1946)
13 Sep 1936 - 1937         Ángel Dolla Lahoz                 (b. 1872 - d. 1937)
20 Jan 1937 - 1937         Carlos Guerra Zavala

25 Sep 1937 - 1939         Vicente Valderrama Arias
 9 Jul 1939 - 1943         Ricardo Serrador Santés           (b. 1877 - d. 1943)
22 Jan 1943 - 26 Mar 1943  Eugenio Sanz de Larín
26 Mar 1943 - 12 Jun 1951  Francisco García Escámez e        (b. 1893 - d. 1951)
                             Iniesta

Jun 1951 - Oct 1953        Carlos Martínez de Campos y       (b. 1887 - d. 1975)
                             Serrano, duque de la Torre
22 Nov 1953 - Jun 1955     Miguel Rodrigo Martínez           (b. 1895 - d. 1968)
Jun 1955 - Oct 1956        Mohammed ben Mezián del Kasem     (b. 1897 - d. 1975)
Oct 1956 - Apr 1959        José María López Valencia
Apr 1959 - Nov 1961        Alfredo Erquicia Aranda           (b. 1896 - d. 1978)         
Nov 1961 - Nov 1962        Ramón Gotarredona Prats           (b. 1889 - d. 1968)

Nov 1962 - 1969           
José Héctor Vázquez               (b. 1903 - d. 1977)
Jun 1969 - 28 Jan 1972     José Angosto y Gómez Castrillón
28 Jan 1972 - 25 Oct 1974  J
osé María Pérez de Lema Tejero   (d. 1984)
26 Oct 1974 - Oct 1976     Ramón Cuadra Medina               (b. 1911? - d. 2001)
Oct 1976 - 1977            Tomás de Liniers y Pidal          (b. 1913 - d. 1987)
Oct 1977 - 1978            Mateo Prada Canillas
Civil governors (until 28 Dec 1849,
Intendants)
Jul 1808 - 1812            Juan Próspero de Torres Chirino
1812 - 1817                Francisco de Paula Paadín y Bravo
1812 - 1814                Ángel José de Soveron
                             (jefe politico)
 1 Jul 1817 - Jul 1819     Felipe de Sierra y Pambley        (b. 1774 - d. 1823)
Jul 1819 - 1820            Agustín Gómez
May 1820 - c.1821          Juan Pablo Barreneche
c.1821 - 1822              Juan Bautista Antequera
Jul 1822 - 1823            Juan Ramírez de Cárdenas
                             (jefe politico)
1823 - 1824                Santiago Vicente de Lés y Aguirre

17 Feb 1824 - 1827         Fermín Martínez de Balmaseda
1827 - 1829                Diego de Aguirre y Rosales
1829 - 1832                Manuel Genaro de Villota          (b. 1767 - d. c.1847)
12 Jan 1832 - 183.         Domingo Jiménez de Castro

1834                       José Berriz de Guzmán
                             (Subdelegado de Policía)
1834 - 1836                José Marrón
28 Oct 1836 - 1838         José Manuel Díez Imbrechts        (b. 1787 - d. 1849)
1838 - Oct 1839            Buenaventura de Cordoba
19 Oct 1839 - 1840         José María Bremón y Cabello
1840 - 1841                Juan de Zárate y Murga
1841 - 1842                Miguel de Arroz
1842 - 1843                Epifanio Mancha
1843                       Miguel Díaz
1843                       Pedro Mariano Ramírez
15 Sep 1843 - 1844         José Martínez y Martí
Jun 1844 -  9 Sep 1846     José Berriz de Guzman
 9 Sep 1846 - 1847         Juan de los Santos Méndez
1847 - 1848                Bartolomé Velásquez Gaztelu       (b. 1812 - d. 18..)
28 Mar 1848 - Jan 1849     Juan Saiz de Arroyal
Jan 1849 - 28 Dec 1849     Antonio Halleg
(1st time)(acting)
28 Dec 1849 - Jan 1850     Ignacio Peraza de Ayala y del
                             Hoyo-Solorzano (acting)
17 Jan 1850 - 1850         Antonio Halleg (2nd time)
29 Aug 1850 - 23 Feb 1851  Manuel Rafael Vargas
23 Feb 1851 -  7 Aug 1851  Antonio Halleg (3rd time)
 7 Aug 1851 - 22 Apr 1852  Francisco González Cerro
Mar 1852 - 1854            José Joaquín de Monteverde        (b. 1803 - d. 1873)
                             (civil governor of Canarias Occidentales)
Aug 1854 - 1855            Francisco Belmonte y Vilches
                             (acting)
 4 Jan 1855 -  4 Sep 1856  Pedro García Arrubona
Aug 1856 - 1856            Estanislao Suárez Inclán          (b. 1822 - d. 1890)
10 Dec 1856 - 10 Nov 1857  Félix Fanlo y Oliván
14 Nov 1857 - 26 Nov 1857  Francisco Sepulveda Ramos
27 Dec 1857 - 18 Feb 1858  Gregorio Pesquera
19 Feb 1858 -  1 Jul 1858  José Martínez
 1 Jul 1858? - 1859?       Eduardo Fernández San Roman
19 Feb 1859 - 19 Aug 1861  Joaquín Ravenet y Marentes        (b. 1808 - d. 1870)
19 Sep 1861 -  8 Jun 1863  Diego Vázquez
30 Jun 1863 -  1 feb 1864  José Francés de Alaiza
12 Feb 1864 - 10 Sep 1864  Pablo de Castro y Juan
27 Oct 1864 - 22 May 1865  Ramón Fernández de Zendrera
22 Oct 1865 - 10 Mar 1866  José Cabezas de Herrera           (d. 1889)

19 Mar 1866 - 15 Dec 1866  Manuel Martos Rubio
 1 Jan 1867 -  1 Oct 1868  Alfonso del Hoyo y Román
13 Nov 1868 - 17 Feb 1869  Camilo Benítez de Lugo
17 Apr 1869 - 20 Nov 1869  Eduardo Garrido Estrada
25 May 1870 - 24 Apr 1872  Rafael Bethencourt
 9 Nov 1872 -  6 Feb 1874  Pedro Mariano Ramírez
21 Feb 1874 - 20 Dec 1874  Mateo Gamundi
13 Jan 1875 - 20 Nov 1879  Vicente Clavijo y Plo
 7 Dec 1879 -  5 Feb 1881  Ricardo Gutiérrez y Cámara
20 Feb 1881 - 20 Sep 1883  Tomás de Lara y Calzadilla

 5 Nov 1883 -  2 Jan 1884  José Pérez de Rozas y Campuzano

 6 Feb 1884 -  2 Jul 1885  Ricardo Gutiérrez Cámara
21 Aug 1885 - 20 Nov 1885  Eduardo Zamora Caballero          (b. 1835 - d. 1899)

                             (1st time)
 5 Jan 1886 - 20 Apr 1887  Rafael Sarthou y Calvo
20 Apr 1887 - 30 Aug 1887  Arturo Zancada y Conchillos       (b. 1847 - d. 1912)
1887                       Leandro Antolín Ruíz Martínez
20 Oct 1887 -  4 Jul 1890  Arturo Antón
25 Jul 1890 -  2 Jul 1892  Eduardo Zamora Caballero          (s.a.)
                             (2nd time)
17 Aug 1892 - 20 Dec 1892  José Bierro y Alarcón
10 Jan 1893 - 15 Jul 1893  Julián Serrier y Aguilar
 2 Aug 1893 -  1 Dec 1893  Saturnino de Vargas Machuca
12 Dec 1893 -  3 Mar 1895  Luis Felipe García Marchante
21 Apr 1895 - 26 Sep 1897  Antonio Castañón y Paes
 6 Oct 1897 -  2 Nov 1897  José Pineda Morales (1st time)
                             (acting)
 2 Nov 1897 -  4 Jan 1898  Francisco Manzano y Alfaro
 4 Jan 1898 - 21 Feb 1898  José Pineda Morales (2nd time)
                             (acting)
21 Feb 1898 - 30 Jul 1898  José Sanmartin
1898                       José Pineda Morales (3rd time)
                             (acting)
 6 Sep 1898 -  4 Feb 1899  Enrique de Ureña y Barthe
21 Mar 1899 -  2 Feb 1901  Francisco Maldonado y Entrena
18 Feb 1901 - 20 Feb 1901  Manuel Luengo y Prieto (acting)
 2 Apr 1901 -  5 Jul 1901  Bernardo Amner y Pons
 9 Aug 1901 - 10 Aug 1902  Ramón de Lorite y Sabater
20 Aug 1902 - Dec? 1902    Juan Sáez Martinez
21 Dec 1902 -  3 Jun 1905  Joaquín Santos y Ecay (1st time)
 9 Jul 1905 - 25 Jul 1906  Juan Sáenz Marquina
25 Jul 1906 - 15 Oct 1906  Sinibaldo Gutiérrez Más           (b. 18.. - d. 1907)
18 Dec 1906 -  4 Jan 1907  Manuel Benítez y Parodi           (b. 1845 - d. 1911)

 5 Feb 1907 -  4 Nov 1909  Joaquín Santos y Ecay (2nd time)
 2 Dec 1909 -  6 Feb 1910  Antonio Eulate y Fery (1st time)  (b. 1845 - d. 1932)
20 Mar 1910 - 28 Feb 1913  Rafael Comenge y Dalmau           (b. 1865 - d. 1934)
 8 Apr 1913 - 10 Oct 1913  Antonio Eulate y Fery (2nd time)  (s.a.)
23 Nov 1913 -  8 Jul 1914  Tomás Torres Guerrero
 9 Aug 1914 - 15 Oct 1914  Gonzálo de Segovia y Ardizone,    (b. 1837 - d. 1925)
                             conde de Casa Segovia
24 Dec 1914 -  2 Dec 1915  José Centaño y Anchorena
24 Dec 1915 - 10 Jun 1917  Francisco Cabrerizo y García
                             (1st time) 
 9 Jul 1917 - 29 Nov 1917  Javier Bores y Romero
 8 Dec 1917 - 18 Apr 1918  Francisco Cabrerizo y García
                             (2nd time)    
 1 May 1918 - 27 Feb 1919  Joaquín Santos Ecay
28 Mar 1919 - 28 Apr 1919  José Boente
 1 May 1919 -  1 Aug 1919  Gustavo Segovia y Ardizoni
19 Aug 1919 -  4 Oct 1919  Luís Jiménez Cangas-Argüelles
20 Oct 1919 - 30 Oct 1920  Luís Richi y Molero               (d. 1935)
11 Nov 1920 - 20 Sep 1921  Ernesto García de Velasco
 9 Oct 1921 -  4 Dec 1922  Ceferino Luís Sanz Matamoros      (d. 1968)
31 Dec 1922 - 15 May 1924  Casimiro Torres y Sánchez Somoza  (b. 1864 - d. 1937)
 9 Jun 1924 -  4 Feb 1925  Sebastián Ramos Serrano
 4 Feb 1925 - 20 Jul 1926  Domingo Villar Grancel
 7 Aug 1926 -  5 Oct 1927  José Domínguez Manresa
 5 Oct 1927 - 14 Apr 1978  the governors of Gran Canaria
                           and Tenerife
Presidents of the Junta

14 Apr 1978 -  9 Jun 1979  Alfonso Soriano y Benítez de Lugo (b. 1936)            UCD
 9 Jun 1979 -  9 Jun 1980  Fernando Bergasa Perdomo          (b. 1939)            UCD
                             (1st time)
 9 Jun 1980 - 12 Jun 1981  Vicente Álvarez Pedreira          (b. 1933 - d. 2002)  UCD
12 Jun 1981 - Jun 1982     Fernando Bergasa Perdomo          (s.a.)               UCD
                             (2nd time)
Jun 1982 - 29 Dec 1982     Francisco Javier Ucelay Sabina    (b. 1944 - d. 2001)  UCD
Presidents of the Government
29 Dec 1982 - 30 Jul 1987  Jerónimo Saavedra Acevedo         (b. 1936)            PSOE
                             (1st time) 
30 Jul 1987 - 28 Dec 1988  Fernando Fernández Martín         (b. 1943)            CDS
28 Dec 1988 - 11 Jul 1991  Lorenzo Olarte Cullén             (b. 1932)            CDS
11 Jul 1991 -  2 Apr 1993  Jerónimo Saavedra Acevedo         (s.a.)               PSOE
                             (2nd time)
 2 Apr 1993 - 16 Jul 1999  Manuel Antonio Hermoso Rojas      (b. 1935)            CC
16 Jul 1999 -  8 Jul 2003  Román Rodríguez Rodríguez         (b. 1956)            CC
 8 Jul 2003 - 13 Jul 2007  Adán Martín Menis                 (b. 1943 - d. 2010)  CC
13 Jul 2007 -              Paulino Rivero Baute              (b. 1955)            CC

Party abbreviations: CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, Canary Is. regionalist,
center-right, est.1993); CDS = Centro Democrático y Socialia (Democratic and Social Center, centrist, liberal, est.1982); PSOE = Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Socialist Worker's Party of Spain, social-democratic, est.1879); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: UCD = Unión Centro Democrático (Union of the Democratic Center, social-democratic, 1977-83)


Provinces

Gran Canaria

[Gran Canaria Island (Las
                  Palmas de Gran Canaria Province, Canary Islands,
                  Spain)]
            Adopted 26 Apr 1989

 6 Mar 1480                Gran Canaria a colony of Castile (from 1556 of Spain).
29 Apr 1483                Conquest of Gran Canaria completed.
1589 - 1594                Part of Captaincy-general of Canary Islands. 

1625                       Part of Captaincy-general of Canary Islands. 
27 Jan 1822                Part of Canary Islands province of Spain.
17 Mar 1852 -  3 Mar 1854  Canary Islands divided into two provinces (Gran Canaria [incl.
                             Lanzarote, Fuerteventura] and Tenerife).
21 Sep 1927                Canary Islands divided into two provinces of Spain
                             (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

Governors
 6 Mar 1480 - 1491         Pedro de Vera
1491 - 1494                Francisco de Maldonaldo
1495 - Dec 1497            Alonso Fajardo                         (d. 1497)
1498 - 1501                Lope Sánchez de Valenzuela
Apr 1502 - Mar 1503        António de Torres
 4 Jul 1503 -  4 Jun 1504  Alonso Escudero
1504 - 1517                Lope de Sosa y Mesa
1517 - 1518                Pedro Suárez de Castilla (1st time)
1518 - 1520                Fernán Pérez de Guzmán 
1520 - 1521                Bernardino de Anaya
1521 - 1523                Pedro Suárez de Castilla (2nd time)
1523 - 1526                Diego de Herrero
1526 - 1529                Martín Hernández Cerón (1st time)
1529 - 1531                Bernardo del Herrero
1532 - 1535                Martín Hernández Cerón (2nd time)
1535 - 1536                Agustín de Zurbarán (1st time)
1536 - 1538                Bernardino de Ledesma
1538 - 1540                Juan Ruíz de Legarte
1540 - 1543                Agustín de Zurbarán (2nd time)
1543 - 1546                Alonso del Corral
1546 - 1549                Juan Ruíz de Miranda
1549 - 1553                Rodrigo Manrique de Acuña (1st time)
1553 - 1555                Luis Serrano de Vigil
1555 - 1557                Rodrigo Manrique de Acuña (2nd time)
1557 - 1558                Francisco Metía Márquez y Pedrosa
1556 - 1562                Juan Pacheco de Benavides
1562 - 1568                Diego de Águila y Toledo
1568 - 1571                Pedro Rodríguez de Herrera
1571 - 1575                Juan Alonso de Benavides
1575 - 1578                Diego de Melgarejo
1579 - 1584                Martín de Benavides
1584 - 1586                Tomás de Cangas
1586 - 1589                Álvaro de Acosta
1589 - 1594                Suppressed
1595 - 1599                Alonso de Alvorado y Ulloa
1599 - 1601                Antonio Pamacho Moso
1601 - 1607                Jerónimo de Valderrama y Tovar
1607 - 1612                Luis de Mendoza
1612 - 1615                Francisco de la Rúa
1615 - 1621                Fernando Osorio
1621 - 1624                Pedro de Barrionuevo y Melgoza
1624 - 1625                Gabriel Frías de Lara
Subgovernors of Gran Canaria
1852 - 1854                Rafael de Muro y Colmenares
1854 - 1856                post abolished
c.1856 - 1856              José de Villasante
1856 - 1857                Antonio López Botas               (b. 1818 - d. 1888)
1857? - 1861?              Rafael de Muro y Colmenares,
                             marqués de Someruelos
Feb 1861 - c.1863          Salvador Muro y Colmenares
c.1864                     Joaquín Buissán
c.1865                     Camilo Benítez de Lugo            (b. 1824 - d. ....)
c.1866 - c.1868            Manuel López Fariñas
c.1869                     Pedro Goiri
c.1871                     Tomás de Lara y Calzadilla
1873                       José María Pulido
1873                       Emilio Álvarez del Cueto
1874 - Jan 1875            Antonio del Castillo Olivares
Jan 1875 - 21 Mar 1875     Juan del Castillo Westerling
21 Mar 1875 - 7 Oct 1875   Eduardo Zamora Caballero
 7 Oct 1875 - Jun 1876     Alejandro Salazar
Jun 1876 - 1882            Agustín Bravo y Joven
Govenors of 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

26 Oct 1927 - 1929         Antonio Marín Acuña
 6 May 1929 - 1930         Mariano Cáceres Martínez
16 Mar 1930 - 1931         Luis de León y García
15 Apr 1931 - 1932         Bernardino Valle García
 4 Feb 1932 - 1933         José Pérez Molina                 (d. 1948)           PRR
22 Feb 1933 - 1933         José de Guivelondo Medazara                           Mil
 6 Sep 1933 - 1933         Ernesto Vega de la Iglesia y
     (b. 1894 - d. 1939) PRRS
                             Manteca
20 Sep 1933 - 1935         Arturo Ormenta Tierno                                 PRR
26 Dec 1935 - 1936         José Nofre Jesús                  (b. 1894 - d. 1945) LC
24 Feb 1936 - 1936         Nicolás Díaz Saavedra
12 Mar 1936 - 1936         Manuel Ramos Vallecillo                               IR
14 May 1936 - 1936         Ramón Rodríguez Trujillo
 7 Jun 1936 - 1936         Antonio Boix Roig                 (d. 1936)           IR
18 Jul 1936 - 1936         Gonzalo Fernández de Castro
19 Jul 1936 - Aug 1936     Jesús Ferrer Gimeno
18 Aug 1936 - Oct 1936     Juan Egea Urraco                  (b. 1872 - d. 1942)
 6 Oct 1936 - 1937         José Cortés López                 (b. 1883 - d. 19..)
31 Aug 1937 - 30 Jun 1939  Antonio García Lopez
 9 Sep 1939 - 1944         Plácido Álvarez Buylla y López-
                             Villamil
10 Jan 1945 - 1946         Fermín Zelada de Andrés Moreno    (b. 1912)
24 Jan 1946 - 1947         José María Olazábal Zaldumbide    (b. 1915 - d. 1946)
13 Feb 1947 - 1948         José Olague Arnedo
24 Aug 1948 - 1951         José García Hernández             (b. 1915)
1951                       Matias Vega Guerra                (b. 1905 - d. 1989)
 8 Nov 1951 - 17 Sep 1954  Evaristo Martín Freire            (b. 1904 - d. 1972)
27 Sep 1954 -  2 Feb 1956  Santiago Guillén Moreno      
20 Feb 1956 - 1960         Honorato Martín Cobos Laguera
    (b. 1903 - d. 1965)
11 Apr 1960 - 16 Apr 1966  Antonio Avendaño Porrúa           (b. 1917 - d. 2010)
 6 May 1966 - 1972         Alberto Fernández Galar
 6 Oct 1972 - 29 Mar 1974  Federico Gerona de la Figuera
29 Mar 1974 - 1975         Enrique Martínez Cañavate y       (b. 1929)
                             Moreno
 4 Aug 1975 - 1976         Salvador Escandell Cortés
21 Jun 1976 - Jul 1977     Francisco Laina García            (b. 1936)
28 Jul 1977 - Jul 1980     Manuel Fernández Escandón         (b. 1929 - d. 2007)
26 Jul 1980 - 30 Dec 1982  Juan José Barco Jiménez
Presidents of the Gran Canaria Cabildo Insular

30 Mar 1974 - Jul 1979     Lorenzo Olarte Cullén             (b. 1932)            UCD

1979 - 1982                Fernando Giménez Navarro          (b. 1928 - d. 2007)  UCD
1982 - 1983                Juan Andrés Melián García         (b. 1934)            UCD
1983 - 1991                Carmelo Artiles Bolaños           (b. 1945 - d. 2011)  PSOE
1991 - 1995                Pedro Lezcano Montalvo            (b. 1920 - d. 2002)  ICAN
1995 -  9 Jul 1999         José Macías Santana               (b. 1925)            PP
 9 Jul 1999 - 19 Jun 2003  María Eugenia Márquez Rodríguez (f)                    PP
19 Jul 2003 -  9 Jul 2007  José Manuel Soria López           (b. 1958)            PP
 9 Jul 2007 - 11 Jun 2011  José Miguel Pérez García          (b. 1957)            PSOE
11 Jun 2011 -              José Miguel Bravo de Laguna
      (b. 1944)            PP
                             Bermúdez   

Party abbreviations: CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, Canary Islands regionalist, center-right, est.1993); PP = Partido Popular (People's Party, conservative, est.1989); PSOE = Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Socialist Worker's Party of Spain, social-democratic, est.1879); Mil = Military;
- Former parties: ICAN = Iniciativa Canaria Nacionalista (Canaries National Initiative, Canary Islands nationalist, 1991-1993, merged into CC); IR = Izquierda Republicana (Republican Left, ex-Unión Republicana, republican, anti-clerical, 1934-1959); LC = Lliga Catalana (former Lliga Regionalista, 1901-1936); PRR = Partido Republicano Radical (Radical Republican Party, republican, liberal, 1908-1936); PRRS = Partido Republicano Radical Socialista (Radical Republican Socialist Party, republican, social-democratic, 1929-1934); UCD = Unión Centro Democrático (Union of the Democratic Center, social-democratic, 1977-1983)


Fuerteventura

[Fuerteventura Island (Las
              Palmas de Gran Canaria Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
           Adopted 11 Nov 1998
30 Oct 1837                Incorporated into Spanish crown possessions, part of Gran Canaria.

Lords (title Señor/Señora de Fuerteventura [Lord/Lady of Fuerteventura])

1477 - bf.1509             Pedro Hernandez de Saavedra y
                             Mendoza " el Viejo"
1509 - 154.                Fernán
Darias de Saavedra y  
                             Herrera "el Bueno" (el Mariscal)
1544/48 - Dec 1574         Gonzalo I Arias de Saavedra y    (b. 1484 - d. 1574)
                             Cabrera

Dec 1574 - 15..            Gonzalo II Arias de Saavedra
                             y Muxica (or Mojica)
15.. - 1601                Fernando de Saavedra
15.. - 15..                María de la O Muxica y
                             Herrera
(f) -Regent            (d. bf.1592)
1601 - 1624                Andrés Lorenzo Arias de Saavedra
               
                            (= Andrés Lorenzo Herrera de Mendoza)
                           - jointly with -
1601 - 16..                María de Muxica Arias de
                             Saavedra (f)
1624 - 1667                Fernando Arias de Saavedra       (d. 1674)
                           - jointly with -
1624 - 1630                Gonzalo Arias de Saavedra
 3 May 1667 - 14 Nov 1704  Fernando Mathias Arias de Saavedra
1704 - 1722?               Francisco Alejandro Bautista      (b. 1678 - d. 17..)
                             Benítez de Lugo Interian del
                             Castillo
1722? - 17 Nov 1771        Francisco Bautista Benítez de     (b. 1697 - d. 1771)
                             Lugo Arias de Saavedra
1771 -  8 Jul 1806         Francisco Bautista II Benítez de  (b. 1735 - d. 1806)
                             Lugo Arias de Saavedra y Ponte
1806 - 1816                Francisco Bautista III Benítez    (d. 1816)
                             de Lugo y Lugo Viña
1816 - 30 Oct 1837         Elena Sebastiana Benítez de Lugo  (b. 1816 - d. ....)
                             Arias de Saavedra y
                             Urtusáustegui (f)
Gobernadores politico-militares perpetuos
19 Nov 1708 - 1734?        Pedro Sánchez Dumpiérrez          (b. 1659 - d. 1734?)
1734? - 1742               Joseph Sánchez Dumpiérrez         (b. 1683 - d. 1742)
1742 - 1783?               Melchor de Cabrera Bethencourt
                             Dumpiérrez                      (b. 1697 - d. 1783?)
10 Jan 1784 - 1789         Ginés de Cabrera Bethencourt
                             Dumpiérrez
1789 -  3 Dec 1828         Agustín de Cabrera Bethencourt    (b. 1743 - d. 1828)
                             Sánchez Dumpiérrez
1828 - 31 Dec 1833         Francisco Manrique de Lara y      (b. 1775 - d. 1833)
                             del Castillo
22 Jan 1834 - 1870         Cristobál Manrique de Lara y      (b. 1800 - d. 1870)
                             Cabrera
Presidents of the Fuerteventura Cabildo Insular 
1979 - 1987                Gerardo Mesa Noda                 (b. 1935)            AM-CC  
1987 - 16 Jun 2003         José Juan Herrera Velázquez       (b. 1945)            AM:1995 CC  
16 Jun 2003  -             Mario Cabrera González            (b. 1963)            CC  

Party abbreviations
: CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, regionalist, center-right, es.1993);
- Former parties:
 AM = Asamblea Majorera (Majoreran Assembly, Fuerteventura regionalist, 1977-1995, merged into CC)


Lanzarote

[Lanzarote Island (Las Palmas
              de Gran Canaria Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
            Adopted 29 Jul 1964

1485                       Lanzarote lordship (incl. Allegranza, Graciosa,
                             Lobos, Santa Clara islands).
15 Jul 1825                Incorporated into Spanish crown possessions, part of Gran Canaria.

Rulers (title Señor/Señora de Lanzarote [Lord/Lady of Lanzarote])

1485 - af.1533             Sancho de Herrera y Ayala
153. - 15..                Constanza Sarmiento de Herrera (f)
                           + Pedro Hernandez de Saavedra
                             "el Mozo"
1567 - 1598                Agustín I de Herrera y Rojas      (b. 1537 - d. 1598)
15.. - 1598                Catalina Escobar (f) -Regent
1598 - 1631                Agustín II de Herrera y Rojas     (b. 1594 - d. 1631)
1598 - 21 Nov 1621         Mariana Enriquez Manrique de la
                             Vega (f) -Regent
1631 - 1632                Agustín III de Herrera y Rojas    (b. 1625 - d. 1632)
1632 - 24 Nov 1661         Luisa Bravo de Guzmán (f)         (d. 1661)     
1661                       Fulgencio Bravo de Guzmán         (d. 1665)
1661 - 1696                Juan Francisco, duque de Estrada  (b. 1644 - d. 1696)
1696 - 170.                Manuel, duque de Estrada          (b. 1680 - d. 170.)
170. - 22 Sep 1718         Leonor de Estrada (f)             (b. 1705 - d. 1718)
1718 - 1729                Vacant
29 Nov 1729 - 1736         Martín Pedro de Castejón
Belvís   (b. 1663 - d. 1736)
                             e Ibáñez, marqués de Velamaz
án
1736 - 1752                Martín Nicolas de Castejón e      (b. 1690 - d. 1752)
                             e Ibáñez de Segovia, marqués
                             de Velamaz
án
1752 - 24 Aug 1764         Martín Miguel de Castejón y       (b. 1728 - d. 1764)
                             Dávila, marqués de Velamaz
án
1764 - 1806                Mar
ía del Pilar de Castejón y     (b. 1750 - d. 1806)
                             Silva (f)
                           - jointly with -
1764 - 1765                Martín Pedro de Castejón y Silva  (b. 1690 - d. 1765)
1806 - 1815                Ana María de Castejón y Davila (f)
1815 - 15 Jul 1825         María Luisa de Silva y Castejón(f)(b. 1765 - d. 1825)
                           + Juan Bautista María de Queralt  (b. 1786 - d. 1865)
                             y de Pinós, conde de Santa Coloma

Presidents of the Lanzarote Cabildo Insular
20 Sep 1974 - 23 Apr 1977  Francisco Gómez Ruiz
23 Apr 1977 - 10 Oct 1978  Agustín Acosta Cruz               (b. 1937 - d. 2009)
10 Oct 1978 - 19 Apr 1979  Nicolás de Páiz Pereyra           (b. 19.. - d. 2009)  CDS
19 Apr 1979 - 23 May 1983  Antonio Lorenzo Martín            (b. 1932)            UCD
23 May 1983 - 30 Jun 1987  Enrique Pérez Parrilla (1st time)                      PSOE
30 Jun 1987 - 21 Jun 1991  Nicolás de Páiz Pereyra (2nd time)(b. 1940 - d. 2009)  CDS  
21 Jun 1991 -  7 Aug 1993  Dimas Martín Martín (1st time)    (b. 1948)            PIL
 7 Aug 1993 - 21 Jun 1994  Sebastiana "Chana" Perera Brito (f)                    PIL
21 Jun 1994 - 23 Jun 1995  Enrique Pérez Parrilla (2nd time)                      PSOE
23 Jun 1995 -  6 Sep 1996  Juan Carlos Becerra Robayna       (b. 1958)            PIL
 6 Sep 1996 - 10 Mar 1997  Pedro Manuel de Armas San Ginés                        PIL
10 Mar 1997 - 21 Jun 2003  Enrique Pérez Parrilla (3rd time)                      PSOE
21 Jun 2003 - 14 Jul 2004  Dimas Martín Martín (2nd time)    (s.a.)               PIL
10 Jan 2004 - 26 Jul 2004  Mario Pérez Hernández  
                               CC
                             ("accidental")
26 Jul 2004 - 23 Feb 2005  María José Docal Serrano (f)                           PIL
18 Feb 2005 - 23 Feb 2004  Plácida Guerra Cabrera (f)                            
PIL
                             ("accidental")
23 Feb 2005 - 20 Jun 2005  Francisco Domingo Cabrera García                       PP
14 Jun 2005 - 30 Jun 2005  María Dolores Luzardo de León (f) (b. 1953)            PP
                             
("accidental")
30 Jun 2005 - 22 Jun 2007  Inés Nieves Rojas de León (f)                          CC
22 Jun 2007 - 17 Oct 2009  Manuela Armas Rodríguez (f)       (b. 1952)            PSOE
17 Oct 2009 -              Pedro San Ginés Gutiérrez         (b. 1968)            CC

Party abbreviations: CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, Canary Is. regionalist, center-right, est.1993); CDS = Centro Democrático y Socialia (Social and Democratic Center); PIL = Partido de Independientes de Lanzarote (Lanzarote nationalist, Canary Is. nationalist, est.1985); PP = Partido Popular (People's Party, conservative, est.1989); PSOE = Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Socialist Worker's Party of Spain, social-democratic, est.1879);
- Former parties: UCD = Unión Centro Democrático (Union of the Democratic Center, social-democratic, 1977-1983)



Tenerife

[Tenerife Island (Santa
                  Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
            Adopted 30 Jun 1845

 3 May 1493                Conquest of La Palma completed.
25 Dec 1495                Conquest of Tenerife completed,

27 Jul 1496                Tenerife a Spanish crown colony.

1589 - 1594                Part of Captaincy-general of Canary Islands. 
1625                       Part of Captaincy-general of Canary Islands. 
27 Jan 1822                Part of Canary Islands province of Spain.
17 Mar 1852 -  3 Mar 1854  Canary Islands divided into two provinces (Gran Canaria and
                             Tenerife [incl. La Palma, Gomera, Hierro]).
21 Sep 1927                Canary Islands divided into two provinces of Spain
                             (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

Governors
1495 - 1525                Alonso Fernández de Lugo
1525 - 1538                Pedro Fernández de Lugo
1538 - 1540                Alfonso Yáñez Dávila
1540 - 1543                Juan Verdugo
1543 - 1546                Jerónimo Álvarez de Sotomayor,
                             señor de Arenalejo
1546 - 1548                Diego de Figueroa
1548 - 1550                Juan Bautista de Ayora
1550 - 1551                Hernán, duque de Estrada
1551 - 1554                Juan Ruíz de Miranda
1554 - 1557                Juan López de Cepeda
1557 - 1558                Bartolomé de Fonseca (acting)
1558 - Jun 1559            Hernando de Cañizares
1559                       Alonso de Llerena (1st time)(acting)
1559 - Oct 1561            Plaza
1561 - 1562                Alonso de Llarena (2nd time)(acting)
1562                       Pedro de Ponte, señor de Adexe
1562 - 1565                Armenteros de Paz
1565 - 1567                Juan Vélez de Guevara
1567 - 1570                Eugenio de Salázar
1570 - 1573                Juan Gante del Campo
1573 - 1577                Juan Álvarez de Fonseca
                             (1st time)
1577 - 1579                Juan de Leiva
1579 - 1582                Juan Álvarez de Fonseca
                             (2nd time) 
1582 - 1584                Lázanro Moreno de León
1584 - 1589                Juan Núñez de la Fuente
1589 - 1597                Tomás de Cangas
1597 - 1601                Pedro Lasso de la Vega
1601 - 1603                Luis Manuel Gudiel y Ortiz
1603 - 1608                Francisco de Benavides
1608 - 1615                Juan de Espinosa
1615 - 1618                Melchor Ruíz de Pereda
1618 - 1621                Diego de Vega Bazán
1621 - 1624                Rodrigo Álvarez de Bohorques
1624 - 1625                Diego Álvarado Bracamonte
Subgovernor of Tenerife
1852 - 1854                José Joaquín Monteverde           (b. 1803 - d. 1873)
                            (civil governor of Canarias Occidentales)
Govenors of
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
26 Oct 1927 - 12 Feb 1930  Buenaventura Benito Quintero
 6 Mar 1930 - 14 Jan 1931  Ángel Guinea León
21 Jan 1931 - 14 Apr 1931  Gustavo Morales y de las Pozas
14 Apr 1931 - 15 Apr 1931  José Ramón Fernández Diaz (acting)
15 Apr 1931 - 22 Apr 1931  
Antonio Lara Zárate               (b. 1881 - d. 1956)  PRR
29 Apr 1931 - 18 Jul 1931  Enrique Izquierdo Jiménez                              PRR
29 Jul 1931 -  7 Jan 1933  Rafael Rubio Carrión              (b. 1882 - d. 1941)  AR
10 Jan 1933 -  7 Aug 1933  Vidal Gil Tirado                                       PRRS
29 Aug 1933 - 13 Sep 1933  Juan C. González Quesada          (b. 1897 - d. 1961)  PRRS
14 Sep 1933 - 1933         Rufino Blanco Fombona             (b. 1874 - d. 1944)  PRR
27 Sep 1933 -  1 Nov 1935  
Rafael de Pina Milán              (b. 1888 - d. 1966)  PRR
 1 Nov 1935 - Nov 1935     Enrique Malboysson Ponce                               PRR-PURA
27 Nov 1935 - 20 Dec 1935  José Nofre Jesús                  (b. 1894 - d. 1945)  LC
21 Dec 1935 -  4 Mar 1936  Tomás Salgado Pérez                                    PRR
14 Mar 1936 - 18 Jul 1936  Manuel Vázquez Moro               (d. 1936)            IR

18 Jul 1936 -  3 Aug 1937  Julio Fuentes Serrano
 3 Aug 1937 -  7 Oct 1937  Daniel Arraiza Goñi               (b. 1880 - d. 1952)
 7 Oct 1937 - 11 Dec 1937  Juan Sánchez Real
11 Dec 1937 -  7 Mar 1938  Antonio Espejo Hinojosa
 7 Mar 1938 - 17 Apr 1940  Vicente Sergio Orbaneja
17 Apr 1940 - 11 Dec 1942  Javier Saldaña Sanmartín
21 Jan 1943 -  6 Oct 1943  José Clavero Núñez                (b. 1915 - d. 2006)
 9 Oct 1943 -  5 Nov 1946  Julio Pérez Pérez                 (b. 1895 - d. 19..)
 5 Nov 1946 - 22 Feb 1950  Emilio de Aspe y Vaamonde
 9 Mar 1950 - 24 Oct 1951  Luis Rosón Pérez
11 Nov 1951 - 23 Nov 1954  Carlos Arias Navarro              (b. 1908 - d. 1989)
23 Nov 1954 - 20 May 1958  Andrés Marín Martín
26 May 1958 - 14 Mar 1960  Santiago Galindo Herrero          (b. 1920 - d. 1977)
25 Apr 1960 - 15 Mar 1963  Manuel Balleretos Gaibrois        (b. 1911 - d. 2002)
16 Mar 1963 - 18 Feb 1964  José María Quiroga de Abarca
16 Mar 1964 - 23 Apr 1966  Juan Pablos Abril                 (b. 1918 - d. 1991)
 6 May 1966 - 11 Nov 1969  Mariano Nicolás García
 5 Dec 1969 - 17 May 1971  Gabriel Elorriaga Fernández       (b. 1930)
 4 Jun 1971 - 23 Jul 1973  Antonio del Valle Menéndez
17 Aug 1973 -  8 Nov 1974  Rafael González Echegaray         (b. 1923 - d. 1985)
30 Nov 1974 - 24 Jul 1976  Modesto Fraile Poujade            (b. 1935 - d. 1994)
18 Aug 1976 -  4 Mar 1977  Rafael Mombiedro de la Torre      (b. 1920)
 4 Mar 1977 - 23 Jul 1977  Antonio de Oyarzábal Marchesi     (b. 1935)
29 Jul 1977 - 28 Apr 1979  Luis Mardones Sevilla             (b. 1938)
23 Jun 1979 - 17 Dec 1982  Jesús Javier Rebollo Álvarez-A.

Tenerife

[Tenerife Island (Santa
                  Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
           Adopted 22 May 1989

Presidents of the Tenerife Cabildo Insular
 2 Feb 1974 - 20 Apr 1979  Rafael Clavijo García             (b. 1924 - d. 1999)  UCD
20 Apr 1979 - 24 May 1983  José Miguel Galván Bello          (b. 1913 - d. 1990)  AIC
                             
(2nd time)
24 May 1983 - 30 Jun 1987  José Segura Clavell               (b. 1944)            PSOE
30 Jun 1987 -  9 Jul 1999  Adán Martín Menis                 (b. 1943 - d. 2010)  CC
 9 Jul 1999 - 2013         Ricardo Melchior Navarro          (b. 1947)            CC
2013 -                     Carlos Enrique Alonso Rodríguez   (b. 1971)            CC

La Palma

[La Palma Island (Santa Cruz
                de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
             Adopted 2 Jan 1991

Presidents of the La Palma Cabildo Insular
1979 - 1982                Gregorio Guadalupe Rodríguez      (b. 1941)            CC
                             (1st time)                 
1982 - 1991                José Ernesto Luis González Afonso (b. 1931)            PP
1991 - 1993                Gregorio Guadalupe Rodríguez      (s.a.)               CC
                             (2nd time)              
1993 - 1996                Felipe Hernández Rodríguez                             PSOE
1996 -  8 May 2009         José Luis Perestelo Rodríguez     (b. 1956)            CC
15 May 2009 - 22 Nov 2013  Guadalupe González Taño (f)       (b. 1952)            CC
22 Nov 2013 -              Anselmo Pestana Padrón            (b. 1965)            Non-party

Party abbreviations: CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, Canary Islands regionalist, center-right, est.1993); PP = Partido Popular (People's Party, conservative to 1989 AP); PSOE = Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Socialist Worker's Party of Spain, social-democratic, est.1879);
- Former parties: AIC = Agrupaciones Independientes de Canarias (Canaries National Initiative, Canary Islands nationalist, 1985-1993, merged into CC); AR = Acción Republicana (Republican Action, republican, progressive, 1925-1934); LC = Lliga Catalana (former Lliga Regionalista, 1901-1936); PRR = Partido Republicano Radical (Radical Republican Party, republican, liberal, 1908-1936); PRRS = Partido Republicano Radical Socialista (Radical Republican Socialist Party, republican, social-democratic, 1929-1934); PURA = Partido de Unión Republicana Autonomista (Autonomist Republican Union Party, Blasquismo, republican, 1908-1936)



La Gomera and El Hierro
1488                       Conquest of La Gomera completed.
18 Feb 1852                Incorporated into Spanish crown possessions, part of Tenerife.

Counts (title Conde/Condesa de La Gomera)

1440? - 1452               Hernan Peraza el Viejo            (d. 1452)
1452 - 1488                Hernan Peraza el Joven
1488 - 1565                Guillén Peraza                    (b. 1485 - d. 1565)
1488 - 1501                Beatriz de Bobadilla (f) -Regent  (d. 1501)
1501 - 15..                Alonso Fernandez de Lugo -Regent
1565 - 1591                Luis Peraza de Ayala
15.. - 1610                Diego de Ayala y Castilla
                             (in opposition to Peraza)
1591 - 1610                Alonso de Espinosa -Governor
1610? - 1618               Gaspar de Castilla Guzman
1618 - Oct 1653            Diego II de Guzman Ayala y
                             Castilla
1653 - 1662                Gaspar II de Ayala y Rojas
1662 - 1668                Diego III de Ayala Herrera y Rojas
1668 - 1718                Juan Bautista de Herrera          (b. 1665 - d. 1718)
1668 - 1718                Mariana de Ponte (f)
1668 - 1680                Juan Bautista de Ponte y Pagés,
                             marqués de Adexe -Regent        (d. 1680)
1680 - 1718                Cristobál de Ponte Juarez,
                             marqués de Quinta Roja -Regent
1718 - 1737                Juan Bautista II de Herrera
1737 - 1748                Antonio Jose de Herrera
                             Ayala y Rojas
1748 - 14 Dec 1766         Domingo de Herrera
1767 - 1794                Florencia Pizarro Piccolomini     (b. 1727 - d. 1794)
                             y Herrera
(f)
1794 - 1835                Juan de la Cruz Belvis de Moncada (b. 1755 - d. 1835)
                             y Pizarro

1835 - 1842                Antonio Belvis de Moncada y       (b. 1775 - d. 1842)
                             Álvarez de Toledo

1842 - 18 Feb 1852         José Álvarez de las Asturias      (b. 1822 - d. 1852)
                             Bohórquez y Belvis de Moncada

General administrators
1766 - Sep 1786            Francisco del Castillo Santelices (d. 1786)
1786 - 1794/5              Francisco Espejo
                           + Matías Fernàndez
1794/5 - 1806              Francisco Sáenz Esquerra
1806 - 1812                Baltasar Valcárcel
Apr 1812 - Jul 1812        Matías Fernandez (acting)
Aug 1812 - 1822            Baltasar Valcárcel
1822 - 1829                Matías Martínez Valcárcel
1829 - 1834                José de Zárate Figueredo
1834 - 1855                Francisco Díaz González

La Gomera

[La Gomera Island (Santa
                Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
              Adopted 2 Aug 1999

Presidents of the La Gomera Cabildo Insular
1979 - 1986                Antonio Plasencia Trujillo                             CC
1986 - 1987                Luis Pedro Izquierdo Rodríguez    (b. 1925? - d. 2007)
1987 - 1991                Ramón Jerez Herrera               (b. 1942)            PSOE
1991 -                     Casimiro Curbelo Curbelo          (b. 1955)            PSOE

El Hierro

[El Hierro Island (Canary
              Islands, Spain) Santa Cruz de Tenerife province]
            Adopted 29 May 1987

Presidents of the El Hierro Cabildo Insular
1979 - 1991                Tomás Padrón Hernández (1st time) (b. 1945)            AHI-CC
1991                       Venancio Acosta Padrón            (b. 1958)            AHI-CC
1991 - 1995                Inocencio Hernández González      (b. 1946)            PSOE
1995 - 2011                Tomás Padrón Hernández (2nd time) (s.a.)               AHI-CC
May 2011 - Sep 2011        Belén Allende Riera               (b. 1962)            AHI-CC
Sep 2011 -                 Alpidio Armas González            (b. 1959)            PSOE

Party abbreviations: AHI = Agrupación Herreña Independiente (Herreño Independent Association, from 1995 associated with CC, est.1979); CC = Coalición Canaria (Canarian Coalition, Canary Is. regionalist, center-right, est.1993); PSOE = Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Socialist Worker's Party of Spain, social-democratic, est.1879)



  
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