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A list of known Planetary Governors, arranged in alphabetical order by planet. Note that this list only contains Human governors - a Space Marine Chapter Master may also govern their Chapter World.

Name Planet Notes Sources
Navarre, Hestor Ark Reach Secundus
von Strab, Herman Armageddon Overlord during the Second War for Armageddon. Codex: Armageddon (3rd Edition), pg. 2
Flax, Augustus Asphodex Governor during the Cryptus Campaign. Shield of Baal: Deathstorm (Novella), Prologue
Montague, Thaddeus Baktar III Fire and Honour (Graphic Novel)
Creed, Ursarkar E. Cadia Lord Castellan of Cadia during the 13th Black Crusade.
Karwyn Governor Secundus at the time of the opening stages of the 13th Black Crusade. The Battle of Tyrok Fields (Short Story)
Porelska, Marus Governor Primus at the time of the opening stages of the 13th Black Crusade. The Battle of Tyrok Fields (Short Story)
Osric Corania Known as Osric the Loopy. Appointed 756.M41 and then removed from office by the Officio Assassinorum 764.M41. The Traitor's Hand (Novel), Chapter Twenty-One
Ingloriam, Udo Cornucopia Corrupted by the Cult of the Starchosen Codex: Genestealer Cults (7th Edition)The Hidden Dynasties
Temba, Eugen Davin Corrupted by Chaos.
Pallens Discidia The Vorago Fastness (Short Story) - Xenos Hunters (Anthology)
Severus, Meyloch Dolumar IV Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior
Pella Donia Father of Lord Solar Macharius.
Mackenzie, Fraser Dunroamin VI Grand Duke and head of Clan Mackenzie. Killed along with all of his living relatives by an Eversor Assassin. Codex: Assassins (3rd Edition), pg. 3 - The Slaughter of Clan Mackenzie
Suvik Gehenna Prime Planetary Governor at the time of the invasion by Waaagh! Hargluk. Titan Legions (Epic), The Fires of Gehenna scenarios booklet, p. 2-3
Grice Gravalax Governor at the time of the Gravalax Incident. Secretly a Genestealer Cultist, he was executed by Inquisitor Amberley Vail. For the Emperor (Novel) - Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium (Omnibus), Chapter Sixteen
Hatiar, Zula Haephos Planetary Governor at the time of the formation of the Great Rift. Psychic Awakening: The Greater Good, pgs. 12-15 - The Haephos Containment
Mu'shan Helmabad Publicly executed by anti-Imperial rebels. Renegades (Short Story)
Cadmus, Endric Hydra Cordatus Planetary Governor during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. Angel Exterminatus (Novel), Chapter One
Annesh Ionis Attempted to secede from the Imperium. Killed by a Callidus Assassin. Eternal Damnation (Comic Anthology)The Ionis Gambit
Praal, Vardus Isstvan III Also System Governor of the Isstvan System.
Cann, Lozallio Kalidar IV Killed by the Orks of Waaagh! Gratzdakka. Baneblade (Novel), Interstitial (after Prologue), pg. 18
Feisler, Albrecht Khania Lord Governor. Gates of the Devourer (Short Story) - Servants of the Machine-God (Anthology)
Tarch, Ludmilla Korvon II Planetary Governor when Korvon II was invaded by the Death Guard. Fell to the worship of Nurgle. Conquest 50 - Rise of the Cults: Distress Signal Received
Alexander, Lukas Kronus Also General of Task Force Retribution and Commander of the 1st Kronus Regiment.
Vandis, Gregor Meridian
Devine, Cyprian Molech Lord Commander of Molech as well as ruler of House Devine, a Knight House. Killed by his traitorous son, Raeven Devine during the Battle of Molech. Vengeful Spirit (Novel), Chapter 3
Devine, Raeven Son of Cyprian Devine. Vengeful Spirit (Novel), Chapter 3
Vlachek Molov Overthrown by Redemptor Kyrinov. Codex: Sisters of Battle (2nd Edition)[Needs Citation]
Yawell Morisha Turned renegade. The Venenum Assassin Urhua Thereaux was dispatched to assassinate him, but the governor died before Thereaux could get to him. Codex: Assassins (3rd Edition), pg. 12
Vargha, Konrad Morningstar Planetary Governor during the Great Crusade. Initiated the Evacuation of Morningstar. Magnus the Red: Master of Prospero (Novel), Chapter Two
Helm'ayr, Martek Necromunda First Planetary Governor of Necromunda.
Helmawr, Alberoth Succeeded by Jeuns Helmawr. Necromunda: House of Chains, pgs. 8-10
Helmawr, Cinderak Daughter of Hyrodo Helmawr. Apocrypha Necromundus: House Helmawr
Helmawr, Cyar Executed by the Inquisition. Succeeded by Kael Helmawr. Necromunda: Underhive (2017) Updated Rulebook, pg. 37
Helmawr, Dagorn Known as Dagorn the Scaled.
Helmawr, Gerontius Current Planetary Governor of Necromunda and patriarch of House Helmawr. White Dwarf 130 (UK), pg. 13
Helmawr, Hyrodo Father of Cinderak Helmawr.
Helmawr, Jar IV Active in M36. Created the Oath Nobilies. Necromunda: Underhive (2017) Updated Rulebook, pg. 32 - Necromunda Timeline: Oath Nobilies
Helmawr, Jeuns Succeeded Alberoth Helmawr. Necromunda: House of Chains, pgs. 10-11
Helmawr, Kael Father of Gerontius Helmawr. Succeeded Cyar Helmawr and succeeded by Gerontius Helmawr. Necromunda: Underhive (2017) Updated Rulebook, pg. 37
Helmawr, Marius
Helmawr, Targan III
Helmawr, Tiberius
Helmawr, Voss Known as Voss the Younger.
Ghorondine, Sylas Nykos Secundus Hunted down and killed by the Harlequin Solitaire known as the Spectre of Despair. Codex: Harlequins (8th Edition), pg. 30 — The Dance of Ages: Monsters in the Dark
Dammekos Olympia Foster father of the Primarch Perturabo. He was declared Planetary Governor of Olympia after Perturabo was reunited with the Emperor. When he died not long before the Horus Heresy erupted, a civil war erupted that resulted in Perturabo returning to Olympia and razing the planet. Perturabo: The Hammer of Olympia (Novel), Chapter Thirteen
Leisi IX Pallon Secundus Dark Heresy Second Edition: Core Rulebook, Chapter 1, pg. 36
Shonai, Mykola Pavonis Attempted to defect to the Tau Empire. Killed, but recanted as she died. Nightbringer (Novel)[Needs Citation]
Beatifica, Juliandros Pyrodiah Forcibly evacuated by Knights of House Draconis and made to answer before Segmentum command for her incompetence in the Pyrodiahn Campaign. Defiant (Short Story) - Servants of the Machine-God (Anthology)
Digriiz, Tzula Pythos Formerly an interrogator in service to Inquisitor Mikhail Dinalt of the Ordo Malleus. Chosen to become the new governor of Pythos following the conclusion of the Pandorax Campaign. Pandorax (Novel), Postlude
Kulm, Skar Rael's World White Dwarf 290 (UK), pg. 113
Cagliestra, Maia Rynn's World Planetary Governor during the Invasion of Rynn's World. Aeronautica Imperialis: Rynn's World Air War, pgs. 33-49
Barbaden, Leto Salinas Former commander of the Achaman Falcatas regiment. Deceased. The Killing Ground (Novel) - Ultramarines: The Second Omnibus, Prologue
Mamoud, Faisal Samos Attempted to secede from the Imperium. Killed by the Vindicare Assassin 13-X. Eternal Damnation (Comic Anthology)The Samos Sanction
Starothrendar, Naima Scarato Ravenlord (Novella)
Hax, Marius Scintilla Also Sector Lord of the Calixis Sector.
Bellasun, Nathaniel Sendennis The Judges, In Their Hunger (Short Story)
Lachryma III Sepheris Secundus Dark Heresy Core Rulebook, pg. 304
van Outrelech, Emilicis Sevenhels Codex: Legion of the Damned (6th Edition) - Saviours from Beyond
Ret, Dartsma Slud Warhammer Siege, pg. 94
Gideon Solypsis Fell to Chaos during the Sabbat Worlds Crusade. GW Online: Community: Campaign: Arming for the Sabbat Crusade (archived page, last accessed via Wayback Machine 27th June 2021)
Aren, Kadi Spheris Rebelled against the Imperium. Killed by Balthiel, a Flesh Tearers Librarian. The Quickening (Short Story)
Varkoff Stratos Fires of War (Short Story)
Halka, Stavros Stromark Prime Succeeded by Agrafena. From the Blood (Short Story)
Agrafena Daughter of Stavros Halka. Governess of Stromark Prime during the Stromark Civil War. Killed by the Flesh Tearers, but launched an Apocalypse Missile salvo at Stromark Secundus, irradiating the surface of that world. From the Blood (Short Story)
Dellasarius Tallarn Governor-Militant during the Battle of Tallarn Tallarn: Ironclad (Novel), Chapters 10-11
Aulis, Uphir Taros Defected to the Tau Empire. Imperial Armour Volume Three - The Taros Campaign, pg. 18
Montante, Sebastien Tarsis Ultra Warriors of Ultramar (Novel) - The Ultramarines Omnibus, Chapter 4
Blaille, Icos Tharsis Prime Replaced by a shapeshifting Lacrymole. Codex: Deathwatch (7th Edition)The Vigil of Aeons
Gordus Tourmalid Also System Governor of the Diamor System. Black Crusade: Traitor's Hate, Chapter 1
Molochai, Sevastos Urskas Sol Tetra Made a pact with the Word Bearers. Codex: Chaos Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 22
Agamemnus, Lucienne IX Vigilus Governor during the War of Beasts. Killed by Marneus Augustus Calgar. Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus DefiantForces of the Imperium

Imperium Nihilus: Vigilus Ablaze — pg. 47

DuPanya, Alaric Viridia Known (usually in jest) as Alaric the Heretic. Governor during the Viridian Insurrection. The Emperor's Finest (Novel) - Ciaphas Cain: Saviour of the Imperium (Omnibus),
Editorial Note Between Chapters One & Two, pgs. 21-22
Leonora Volandis Possessed by a Keeper of Secrets. White Dwarf 278 (UK), pgs. 42–43 — Rites of Exorcism: Codex Daemonhunters
Malston, Syriu Zurcon Primus Also System Governor of the Zurcon System. Sons of Wrath (Novella) - Flesh Tearers (Anthology), Chapter Two
Kel-Rosber, Daven Unknown
Oforos, K. X. I. Psychic Awakening: Ritual of the Damned, pg. 21 - Echoes of Awakening
Takis Replaced by a shard of the Deceiver. Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition), pg. 8
van Spracht, Thygmus Defied Imperial rule in 340.M33, which led to the Callidus Assassin known as Mother Gullet being dispatched to kidnap his beloved son as a hostage. Dataslate: Officio Assassinorum, pgs. 28–33

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