A leading philanthropist, Marquis Scicluna was born
at Naxxar on 16th September, 1903. An only son of
Marquis Joseph, he received his education at St.
Aloysius's College. From an early age he showed a
strong inclination towards business enterprise, an
attitude which he inherited from his father, himself
a great banker, businessman and philanthropist.
Having acquired the monopoly to produce beer, he
opened his first brewery at Hamrun producing the
Cisk Beer. Later on he merged with Simonds-Farsons
to bring into being one of the leading companies of
the island Simonds-Farsons-Cisk ltd. He served as
chairman on its Board of Director for a long time.
Besides the brewery, Marquis Scicluna also owned the
St. Joseph Flour Mills at Marsa. In the banking
sector he continued to develop the family bank,
eventually affiliating it with the National Bank of
Marquis Scicluna distinguished himself as a
philanthropist. His generosity was boundless and the
list of beneficiaries knew no end. Among the
institutions which benefited from him were the
Jesuits, the Dominican Fathers, the Little Sister of
the Poor and the university.
But the greatest beneficiaries were his compatriots
of Naxxar. To them he was the paternal-benefactor.
He embellished the parish church with the unique
canopy of the statue and also paid for other
decorations used in the annual festa of Il-Vittorja.
He refurbished the Church of St. Paul tat-Targa and
provided employment for many of the villagers at
Dragonara and at the
His death occurred on the 14th February, 1970 in