Tancrède Auguste

December 28, 2017
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Joseph Antoine Tancrède Auguste, born on March 16, 1856. He assumed the Haitian Presidency on August 8th, 1912,  the same day President Cincinatus Leconte died in a massive explosion that had destroyed the National Palace.

Tancrède Auguste's presidency, just like that of his predecessor, was short-lived. He died from natural causes on May 2nd, 1913, while traveling to the north; less than a year in office.


 

Cincinnatus Leconte

December 28, 2017
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Michel Cinnatus Leconte, was the great Grandson of Jean Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's father of independence.

A lawyer by profession, Cincinnatus served as Minster of the Interior during the presidency of Pierre Nord Alexis, until he was forced into exile in Jamaica in 1874, after the ousting of Nord Alexis which resulted in François C. Antoine Simon to succeed as president.

Returning from exile in Jamaica with the help of the dissatisfied elites with the corrupt and inefficient administration...
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François. C Antoine Simon

January 15, 2015
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François C. Antoine Simon was born in the small town of Savane in les Cayes, on October  10 1843, nothing is written about his childhood, however as a young man he joined the municipal police to then enlist into Haiti's National Army as an officer, before being promoted as commander of the South Department's troops in 1883.
Shortly thereafter he went on to work as President Tirésias Simon Sam's aide-de-camp who would promote him to colonel and then General.


After President Tirésias Simon res...
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Alexandre Petion

October 18, 2014

Alexandre  Pétion was born in Port-au-Prince, on April 2nd, 1770, to a mulatto Haitian mother and a wealthy white French man named Pascal Sabès, who refused to legally recognize Pétion, because he found him to be too dark skinned. Although his father did not legally recognize him, he was never a slave since his mother was a free woman.
Petion learned the trade of silversmith from Guiole, a white French man who was good friend with his father. Guiole had great affection for Pétion, and gave...


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Jean Bertrand Aristide

October 14, 2014
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Jean Bertrand Aristide was born on July 15, 1953 in the town of Port-Salut; a picturesque coastal town in the South Department of Haiti. With his mother, he moved to Port-au-Prince at the age of only 3 months old, after the death of his father. As a young boy, Aristide attended a Catholic school in the city of Cap-Haitien, run by priests from the Salesian Order. After high school, he went to the Notre Dame College, where he would graduate with honors. He was only 21 at the time. Aristide then...


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Henry Christophe

October 8, 2014
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 Henry Christophe was a key leader in the Haitian Revolution. Winning independence from France in 1804. On February 17, 1807 after the creation of a separate nation in the north, Henry Christophe was elected President of Haiti. Half white, Christophe had been a slave a waiter in a public hotel at Cap Français (now Cap Haitien)  where he made use of his opportunities to gain a knowledge of men and of the world.When Leclerc's expedition arrived to retake Saint Domingue, it was Christophe who w...


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Jean Pierre Boyer

October 8, 2014

          

 

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Jean Pierre Boyer was the son of a Frenchmen, a tailor by profession. and an African Mother, a former slave of Guinean origin. His father sent him to France and paid for his education at a military school. Boyer joined the French Republican Army and earned the rank of battalion commander.  After the Suicide of Henry Christophe, Jean Pierre Boyer became the President of Haiti and reunited the country. Below is how the magistrates announced to the population of Haiti that the whole c...


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Charles Riviere Herard

October 8, 2014
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 Charles Rivière Hérard also known as Charles Hérard Ainé was an officer in the Haitian Army Under André Pétion during his struggles with Henry Christophe.
Rivière Hérard was born at Port-au-Prince on February 16 1789. Nothing about his early life is generally known, except that he fought with the revolutionnaries against the french and that he was an officer.
Among the conspirators who ousted President Boyerduring the 1843 Revolution Rivière Hérard was chief. Whithout Hérard's appro...


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