The Republic of Malta is an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. Its capital is Valletta. Malta has long had strategic naval importance. It was captured by Napoleon in 1798 but was made part of the British Empire by the Treaty of Paris in 1814. It gained independence in 1964 and became a republic in 1974.


Latitude: 35.912735047806
Longitude: 14.395063798881

Timeline of Events Associated with Malta

Date Event Manage
30 Mar 1856

Treaty of Paris

Illustration of the Treaty of Paris

On 30 March 1856, signing of the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War. Image: Treaty of Paris, the participants (Contemporary woodcut, published in Magazin Istoric, 1856). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Stefanie Markovits, "On the Crimean War and the Charge of the Light Brigade"