Famous People

Famous or notable people from Malta include:

Authors, Artists and Musicians

  • Giuseppe Cali (1846-1930) - painter
  • Immanuel Mifsud (born 1967) - author
  • Joe Sacco (born 1960) - cartoonist
  • Joseph Calleja (born 1978) - tenor
  • Ray Buttigieg (born 1955) - poet, composer, producer
  • Ruzar Briffa (1906-1963) - poet
  • Walter Micallef (born 1955) singer-songwriter

Composers

  • Carmelo Pace (1906-1993) - composer, professor of musical theory and harmonics
  • Girolamo Abos (1715-1760)

Film and Theatre

  • Angelo Muscat - actor
  • Coryse Borg - actor
  • Ino Bonello (born 1949) - production designer, art director and film producer
  • Jon Cassar (born 1958) - film director and producer
  • Joseph Calleia (1897- 1975) - actor
  • Kym Valentine (born 1977) - actor
  • Mario Azzopardi (born 1950) - director
  • Marylu Coppini - actor
  • Melissa Tkautz (born 1974) - actor
  • Ninette Micallef - actor
  • Peppi Azzopardi - presenter of the popular TV program Xarabank
  • Pia Zammit - actor

Politicians

  • Agatha Barbara (1923-2002) - politician, Government Minister and President of the Republic
  • Alfred Sant (born 1948) - Prime Minister (1996-98)
  • Censu Tabone - politician, Government Minister and President of the Republic (1989-1994)
  • Dom Mintoff (born 1916) - Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84)
  • Eddie Fenech Adami (born 1934) - Prime Minister (1987-96, 1998-2004), President (2004-)
  • Enrico Mizzi (1885-1950) - Prime Minister (1950)
  • Francesco Buhagiar (1876-1934) - Prime Minister
  • George Borg Olivier (1911-1980) - Prime Minister (1950-55, 1962-71)
  • Gerald Strickland (1861-1940) - Prime Minister of Malta, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia and New South Wales.
  • Guido de Marco (born 1931) - President (1999-2004)
  • Harry Vassallo (born 1956) - The Green Party leader Alternattiva Demokratika
  • Harry Vassallo (born 19560 - The Green Party leader Alternattiva Demokratika
  • Joe Borg (born 1952) - politician and European commissioner
  • Lawrence Gonzi (born 1953) - Prime Minister (2004-)
  • Paul Boffa (1890-1962) - Prime Minister (1947-50)

Sportspeople

  • Carmel Busuttil - soccer player
  • David Millar(born 1977) - UCI ProTour Cyclist
  • Jeff Fenech (born 1964) - former World Champion boxer
  • Michael Mifsud (born 1981) - football player
  • Tony Drago (born 1965) - snooker player

Other Famous Maltese People

  • Arvid Pardo (1914-1999) - diplomat
  • Edward De Bono (born 1933) - creator of lateral thinking
  • Fr Donat Spiteri OFMCap - (born 1922) - Biblical scholar
  • Gorg Mallia (born 1957) - communications academic, author and cartoonist
  • Henry Frendo - historian
  • Joseph De Piro (1877-1933) - Founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSSP)
  • Massimo Ellul (born 1970) - entrepreneur
  • Norman Lowell (born 1946) - founder and leader of Imperium Europa.
  • St.George Preca (1880-1962) - Canonised Saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Founder of the Society of Christian Doctrine
  • Suzanne Mizzi (born 1967) - glamour model