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Georgio Constantino Schinas (1834-1894)
1895 Obituary 
THE HON. GEORGIO CONSTANTINO SCHINAS, D.Sc., the son of a physician of eminence, was born at Malta on the 18th of July, 1834.
His early education was conducted at the College of Ste. Barbe, Paris. Being a sickly boy, however, he did not remain there long, but, returning to Malta, he went to sea and made several voyages as an apprentice.
In 1852 he obtained a mate's certificate, and four years later he was appointed instructor of navigation at the Naval School, Coxspicua. After fulfilling the duties of that post for a short time, he entered the Royal College or University of Pavia, where he graduated as Doctor of Science in 1861, and subsequently attended the Scuola di Applicazioni at Turin, from which he obtained in 1863 the diploma of a Civil Engineer. Returning to Malta he drew up, at the request of the Government, a report on the water-supply of that island.
In 1867 Dr. Schinas was appointed an examiner for the Civil Service of Malta, and in the same year he became Professor of Physics in the University of that island, a post which he held for nearly twenty years.....[more]