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Borg Olivier, George (Olivier)

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Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Maltese
Categories: Nationalist, Politician

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1911 - He was born in Valletta on the 5th of July, the son of Olivier Borg Olivier de Puget Paleologo, Prince of Selimbria and Rosa Amato-Pace.

1937 - He finished Doctor of Laws at Royal at University of Malta.

1939 - He was elected to the Council of Government.

1943 - He married Alexandra Mattei.

1947 - He was elected to the Legislative Assembly and was later Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

1950 - He served as Prime Minister of Malta as the Leader of the Nationalist Party.

         - He became Minister of Education in the Nationalist Minority Government.

1951 - In May, he formed a coalition Government with the Malta Works Party.

1953 - He returned to office and was Head of Coalition Government with the Malta Worker's Party.

1955 - 1958 - He became Leader of the Opposition.

1958 - He led the Party delegation for talks in London about the restoration of self-government.

1962 - 1971 - Once again, he became the Prime minister of Malta.

1963 - On 13th of July, he headed a Government delegation for the Malta Independence Conference.

1964 - He made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sylvester, Pope, by His Holiness Pope Paul VI.

         - He set the 21st of September as Malta's Independence Day.

         - Conferred to him by the Royal University of Malta the degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa). 

         - Received by His Holiness Pope Paul VI and made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Pius IX.

1965 - He became Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

1968 - He decorated with the Grand Cross-of Merit of the Order of Malta by the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitallier Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.

1980 - He died on the 29th of October.


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