South Africa: Heads of State: 1910-1961


All Heads of State in the following index are also Heads of State in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other realms and territories.
By the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India = Bij de Gratie Gods van het Verenigde Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittanje en Ierland en van de Britse Overzeese Bezittingen Koning, Verdediger van het Geloof, Keizer van Indië
31 May 1910 - 13 May 1927 George V [1]
By the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India = By die Grasie Gods van Groot-Brittanje, Ierland en die Britse Dominiums oorsee Koning, Verdediger van die Geloof, Keiser van Indië [2]
13 May 1927 - 20 Jan 1936 George V (x)
20 Jan 1936 - 11 Dec 1936 Edward VIII
11 Dec 1936 - 22 Jun 1948 George VI
By the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith = By die Grasie Gods van Groot-Brittanje, Ierland en die Britse Dominiums oorsee Koning, Verdediger van die Geloof
22 Jun 1948 - 6 Feb 1952 George VI (x)
By the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith = By die Grasie Gods van Groot-Brittanje, Ierland en die Britse Dominiums oorsee Koningin, Verdediger van die Geloof
6 Feb 1952 - 29 May 1953 Elizabeth II
Queen of South Africa and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth = Koningin van Suid-Afrika en van Haar Ander Koninkryke en Gebiede, Hoof van die Statebond [3]
29 May 1953 - 31 May 1961 Elizabeth II (x)

[1] Continues from 6 May 1910, when acceded as By the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India with no role of Head of State for the Union of South Africa.
[2] Also in official use (Afrikaans): By die Grasie van God Koning van Groot Brittanje, Ierland en die Britse Dominiums Oorsee, Verdediger van die Geloof, Keiser van Indië
[3] As approved by the Royal Style and Titles Act, 1953 (also in Latin: Africae Australis regnorumque suorum ceterorum Regina, consortionis populorum Princeps).
Last updated on: 27 Jun 2010 02:14:52