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Xerri Dun Mikiel

Xerri Dun Mikiel (1737—1799)

This Maltese patriot was executed for having formed part of a conspiracy to overthrow the new French masters. Dun Mikiel Xerri was convinced that a revolt was the only way to regain the people's rights. Ironically though, while Napoleon had freed Dun Gætan Mannarino following his coup against the Order, declaring him as the greatest amongst Maltese men, Dun Mikiel Xerri's fate was different, for he had wronged the French garrison, not the Order who had by now been expelled.

Malta, 1999, Mikiel Xerri


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