Malta - Famous maltese



The city of Valletta derives its nomenclature from Jehan Parisot de la Vallette (1494–1568), Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, who successfully withstood a great Turkish siege in 1565. Dominic (Dom) Mintoff (b.1916), a founder of Malta's Labour Party, was prime minister during 1955–58 and 1971–84. Agatha Barbara (b.1923), a former cabinet minister, was elected the first woman president of Malta on 16 February 1982. Alfred Sant(b.1948) became prime minister in 1996.

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