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This statue of Maltese judge and man of letters, Giuseppe Nicolò Zammit, is in the Upper Barrakka Gardens; it was commissioned by the first British Governor, Thomas Maitland, upon Zammit’s death. Born around 1768, Zammit started practicing law on 28 May 1792. He was appointed judge on 27 May 1814, and became vice-president of the Court of Appeal on 1 January 1821. Zammit served in official posts under the Order of St John and the British, and was knighted in 1818. He died on 7 September 1823.