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Borg Olivier, George

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1980 AD
Nationality: Maltese
Categories: Nationalist, Politician

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.