Guglielmo Rapinett

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Guglielmo Rapinett (born 1843 and died 1912) was a Maltese politician.

Originally a lawyer he was elected to the Council of Government in 1871 and also appointed a magistrate. He was also a Professor of Law at the University of Malta.

In 1884 he was arrested for having attempted to seduce a British soldier in Valletta. He was charged with making indecent and immoral proposals, found guilty, and suspended as a magistrate. However, all the members of Malta's Legislative Council, the Bishop of Malta, and 3,000 citizens petitioned for his release.[1]


  1. ^ Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History, from Antiquity to WWII, Routledge, London, 2001

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