Rulers: Equatorial Guinea

Traditional polities


Note: This record concerns two very different polities. (A) On the island of Bioko, one of the two major components of the state's territory (formerly called Fernando Po and, during part of the Masie Nguema regime, called Masie Nguema Biyogo), the indigenous population, the Bubi (whose name for the island was Otcho), had no state structure, but did have a supreme chief, sometimes called rey (king) by the Spanish colonial government. (B) On the part called Cabo San Juan of the mainland component of the state a "kingdom" was established before 1800; the seat of this state migrated to the island of Corisco c.1840, and in 1858 this state split into a state comprising Corisco and another back at Cabo San Juan. Here the terms "Cabo San Juan" and "Corisco," though obviously not the state's own name(s), are used. Note that almost all the dates in the following records, even rather recent ones, are tentative, and conflicting from source to source.

Bubi

Rulers (title Botuku m'oricho, also styled Etakio Ote)
- Bamum dynasty -
       1700 -        1760  Mlambo
       1760 -        1810  Lorit
       1810 -        1842? Lpa
- Bahtari dynasty -
       1842 -        1860  Madyabit
       1860 -        1874* Spak
       1875 - 23 Feb 1899  Mkta = Moka                     (b. c.1798 - d. 1899)
23 Feb 1899 -  3 Jul 1904  Esasi Eweera = Ss Ebuera (from
                           1904, Pablo Ss Ebuera) (usurper)  (b. 18... - d. 1904)
   Jul 1904 - 19 Apr 1937  Malabo Lplo Mlaka = Malabo      (b. 1837 - d. 1937)
       1937 -        1943  A Lbari = Alobari
       1943 -        1952  rity = Oriche
       1952 - 15 Nov 2001  Francisco Malabo Beos             (b. 1896 - d. 2001)

Cabo San Juan/Corisco

    bf.1800                state founded at Cabo San Juan
       184.                seat of state moved to Corisco
       1858                state split between Cabo San Juan and Corisco
       1910                Corisco state extinguished

Rulers
        ... -         ...  Unago
        ... -         ...  Yikue
        ... -         ...  Budipo
        ... -         ...  Komba
        ... -        1846  Banye Bonkoro I
       1846                Muele
       1846 -        1850  Haketandoni
       1850 -        1858  Bonkoro II

Cabo San Juan

Rulers
       1858 -        1874  Bonkoro II
       1874 -         ...  Eloy Bonkoro III

Corisco

Rulers
       1858 -        1872  Munga
       1872 -        1886  Konvenyamango
       1886 -        1907  Fernando Otimbo Inyenye
                           (some sources distinguish
                           1886-1888 Inyenye and
                           1888-1907 Fernando Otimbo)
       1907 -        1910  Santiago Uganda                    (b. ... - d. 1960)