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Famous Maltese Poets - Famous Poets from Malta

This famous Maltese poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Maltese poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Malta.


Aquilina, Pawlu

Pawlu Aquilina (August 28, 1929 – January 29, 2009) was a Maltese poet and writer from Siggiewi, Malta. He studied at the Archbishop's Seminary and St Michael's Training College for Teachers.. Maltese poet

Briffa, Ruzar

Ruzar Briffa (1906 – 1963) was a Maltese poet and dermatologist, and a major figure in Maltese literature.

Buttigieg, Anton

Anton Buttigieg (Maltese : Anton Buttigieg [antn butigg] ; 19 February 1912 – 5 May 1983) was a Maltese political figure and poet. He served as the second President of Malta from 1976 until 1981.

Caxaru, Pietru

Peter (Pietru) Caxaro (c. 1400 – 1485) was a Maltese philosopher and poet. He is so far Malta 's first known philosopher, fragments of whose works are extant. His philosophical views and positions qualify him as an honourable adherent of the mediaeval humanist movement. His contribution skilfully stands as a mature reflection of the social and cultural revival of his time.

Friggieri, Joe

Prof. Joe Friggieri (born 1946) is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Senate at the University of Malta, poet, playwright and theatre director. Friggieri is the first Professor of Philosophy not to be a Catholic priest and succeeded Peter Serracino Inglott in 1996 upon the latter’s retirement. He holds doctorates from the University of Milan (Cattolica) and The University of Oxford. Friggieri has been guest research scholar and lecturer at the Universities of Venice, Amsterdam, St Andrews, Augsburg and Genova.

Friggieri, Oliver

Oliver Friggieri (born 27 March 1947) is a Maltese poet, novelist, literary critic, and minor philosopher. In philosophy he is mostly interested in epistemology and Existentialism.

Psaila, Dun Karm

Dun Karm (Haz-Zebbug, 18 October 1871 – 13 October 1961),89, was a Maltese writer and poet, sometimes called 'the bard of Malta'

Vassallo, Gan Anton

Gan Anton Vassallo (June 6, 1817 - March 28, 1868) was a Maltese author, poet and professor. Although he wrote a large amount of literary works, he is best remembered for his poem Tifhira lil Malta .

Vella, Marjanu

Marjanu Vella (1927–1988) was a poet born in Tas-Sliema, Malta on the 14 December 1927. His primary education was taken at Stella Maris College, a private school, then for his secondary studies attended the Malta Lyceum. He obtained the Matriculation Certificate in Maltese and Italian. At the age of 18 he entered the Franciscan Order in Malta and eventually was ordained Priest in August 1952.

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