List of famous Haitians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A Caribbean country in North America, Haiti is the land of the high mountains. If history is to be believed, French fondly referred to the country as the Pearl of the Antilles. This was primarily because Haiti was rich both in terms of natural beauty and accumulated wealth. In fact, it was the richest colony owned by the European powers of that time. Taking the legacy of the richness forward were its nationals, Haitians, as they are known as who contributed extensively to the country’s rich political, economic, art and cultural background through their personal endeavours. Interestingly, apart from national heroes, Haiti has served as the home of many migrant Haitians who have created quite a niche for themselves and their homeland in foreign countries. Did you know that the famous singer Usher, NBA player Blake Griffith, rapper Tony Yayo and actor Jamie Hector are all Haitian descents? Additionally, there have been numerous Haitian nationals, who have done their country proud through their works. Jean Michael-Basquiat was a highly prolific painter who infused African and Caribbean culture in his canvas. Haitian women have also made noteworthy contribution. Edwidge Danticat is an award-wining writer best known for her works, ‘Breath, Eyes, Memory’ and ‘The Dew Breaker’. Read this section to find more about famous Haitians.
Michel MartellyMichel Martelly
(President of Haiti)

12 February 1961

Port-au-Prince

Aquarius

Jean-Claude DuvalierJean-Claude Duvalier
(Former President of Haiti)

03 July 1951

04 October 2014

Port-au-Prince

Cancer

Jean-Bertrand AristideJean-Bertrand Aristide
(Former President of Haiti)

15 July 1953

Port-Salut, Haiti

Cancer

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
(Author)

19 January 1969

Port-au-Prince

Capricorn

François DuvalierFrançois Duvalier
(Politician, Physician)

14 April 1907

21 April 1971

Port-au-Prince

Aries

Bermane StiverneBermane Stiverne
(Boxer)

01 November 1978

Plaine-du-Nord

Scorpio

Jean PascalJean Pascal
(Boxer)

28 October 1982

Port-au-Prince

Scorpio

Samuel DalembertSamuel Dalembert
(Basketball player)

10 May 1981

Port-au-Prince

Taurus

Jean LouisJean Louis
(Artist, Screenwriter, Costume designer)

05 October 1907

20 April 1997

Paris

Libra

Laurent LamotheLaurent Lamothe
(Tennis player, Diplomat, Politician)

14 August 1972

Port-au-Prince

Leo

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