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List of Governors General of Canada

The following is a list of the Governors and Governor Generals of Canada, and the previous territories and colonies that now make up the country.

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1 Governors of New France
2 Governors from the Conquest to the union of the Canadas
3 Governors General of the Province of Canada
4 Governors General of Canada since Confederation

Governors of New France

Name Term Sovereign
Samuel de Champlain 1627-1635 Louis XIII
Charles de Montmagny 1635-1648
Louis XIV
Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge 1648-1651
Jean de Lauzon 1651-1657
Le vicomte d'Argenson 1658-1661
Le baron d'Avaugour 1661-1663
Augustin de Mésy 1663-1665
Daniel de Courcelle 1665-1672
Le comte de Frontenac 1672-1682
Joseph-Antoine de LaBarre 1682-1685
Le marquis de Denonville 1685-1689
Le comte de Frontenac 1689-1698
Hector de Callière 1698-1703
Philippe de Vaudreuil 1703-1725
Louis XV
Le [[Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois|marquis de Beauharnois]] 1726-1747
Le comte de La Galissonnière 1747-1749
Le marquis de La Jonquière 1749-1752
Le marquis de Duquesne 1752-1755
Pierre de Vaudreuil 1755-1760

Governors from the Conquest to the union of the Canadas

Name Term Sovereign
Jeffrey Amherst 1760-1763 George III
James Murray 1764-1768
The Lord Dorchester 1768-1778
Frederick Haldimand 1778-1786
The Lord Dorchester 1786-1796
Robert Prescott 1796-1807
Sir James Craig 1807-1811
Sir George Prevost 1812-1815
Sir John Coape Sherbrooke 1816-1818
The Duke of Richmond 1818-1819
The Earl of Dalhousie 1820-1828 George IV
The Lord Aylmer 1830-1835 William IV
Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford 1835-1838

Governors General of the Province of Canada

The Earl of Durham1838-1840Victoria
The Lord Sydenham1840-1841
Sir Charles Bagot1842-1843
The Lord Metcalfe of Fernhill1843-1845
The Earl Cathcart1846-1847
The Earl of Elgin1847-1854
Sir Edmund Walker Head1854-1861
The Viscount Monck of Ballytrammon1861-1867

Governors General of Canada since Confederation

The Viscount Monck of Ballytrammon1867-1869Victoria
The Lord Lisgar1869-1872
The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava1872-1878
The Marquess of Lorne1878-1883
The Marquess of Lansdowne1883-1888
The Lord Stanley of Preston1888-1893
The Earl of Aberdeen1893-1898
The Earl of Minto1898-1904
Edward VII
The Earl Grey1904-1911
George V
HRH The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn1911-1916
The Duke of Devonshire1916-1921
The Viscount Byng of Vimy1921-1926
The Viscount Willingdon of Ratton1926-1931
The Earl of Bessborough1931-1935
The Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield1935-1940
Edward VIII
George VI
The Earl of Athlone1940-1946
The Earl Alexander of Tunis1946-1952
Vincent Massey1952-1959Elizabeth II
Georges Vanier1959-1967
Roland Michener1967-1974
Jules Léger1974-1979
Edward Schreyer1979-1984
Jeanne Sauvé1984-1990
Ramon John Hnatyshyn1990-1995
Roméo LeBlanc1995-1999
Adrienne Clarkson1999-

Other lists of viceroys:

Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - New Brunswick - Newfoundland and Labrador - Nova Scotia - Ontario - Prince Edward Island - Quebec - Saskatchewan - Northwest Territories

List of Former Governors General - Government of Canada