Famous Haitians Leaders

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines
(Haitian General)

Jean-Jacques Dessalines
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Birthdate: September 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: August 17, 1806

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was an important figure and leader of the Haitian Revolution. He went on to rule an independent Haiti, which became the first country to abolish slavery permanently. Considered one of Haiti's founding fathers, Dessalines reigned as the emperor of Haiti from 1804 until his murder in 1806. Today, he is regarded as an icon of Haitian nationalism.

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Jean-Claude Duvalier
(Former President of Haiti)

Jean-Claude Duvalier
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Birthdate: July 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: October 4, 2014

Jean-Claude Duvalier was a Haitian politician. From 1971 to 1986, Duvalier served as the president of Haiti before he was removed from office by a popular uprising. During his presidency, thousands of Haitians were tortured or killed. His presidency was also marked by his notoriously lavish lifestyle, while many Haitians were left to battle poverty.

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François Duvalier
(Politician, Physician)

François Duvalier
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Birthdate: April 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: April 21, 1971

François Duvalier was a Haitian politician. From 1957 to 1971, he served as the president of Haiti. Over the course of his political career, Duvalier's regime became despotic and totalitarian. In 1964, Duvalier declared himself President for Life and remained in power until his death. Since his demise, several books have been written about his rule in Haiti. 

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 4 
Mia Love
(Politician)

Mia Love
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Birthdate: December 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: nowrap New York City, New York (state) New York, U.S.

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Henry Christophe
(President)

Henry Christophe
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Birthdate: October 6, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: British Grenada
Died: October 8, 1820

 6 
Michel Martelly
(President of Haiti)

Michel Martelly
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Birthdate: February 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince

Michel Martelly is a Haitian former politician. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the 41st president of Haiti. Also a singer and keyboardist, Michel was one of Haiti's most popular musicians for over a period of 10 years! He is renowned for his Kompa music and has released several studio albums like Anba Rad La and Tout Cé Mately.

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Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Former President of Haiti)

Jean-Bertrand Aristide
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Birthdate: July 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port-Salut, Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a Haitian politician who served as the country's first democratically elected president. He was removed from office during the 2004 coup d'état and was later forced into exile. He returned to Haiti after seven years amidst rumors that blamed the US for orchestrating the coup against him. A former priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide taught liberation theology to many.

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 8 
Alexandre Pétion
(President of Republic of Haiti)

Alexandre Pétion
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Birthdate: April 2, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: March 29, 1818

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René Préval
(President)

René Préval
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Birthdate: January 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince
Died: March 3, 2017

 10 
Dutty Boukman
(Early leader of the Haitian Revolution)

Dutty Boukman
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Birthdate: 1767 AD
Birthplace: Senegambia
Died: November 7, 1791

 11 
Jean-Pierre Boyer
(Politician)

Jean-Pierre Boyer
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Birthdate: February 15, 1776
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: July 9, 1850

 12 
Faustin Soulouque
(Emperor of Haiti)

Faustin Soulouque
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Birthdate: August 15, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petit-Goave, Haiti
Died: August 3, 1873

 13 
Laurent Lamothe
(Tennis player, Diplomat, Politician)

Laurent Lamothe
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Birthdate: August 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince

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Ertha Pascal-Trouillot
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Birthdate: August 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pétion-Ville, Haiti

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Stephanie Villedrouin
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Birthdate: March 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 16 
Paul Magloire
(Politician)

Paul Magloire
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Birthdate: July 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quartier-Morin, Haiti
Died: July 12, 2001

 17 
Jacques Roumain
(Writer, Politician)

Jacques Roumain
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Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: August 18, 1944

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Marie-Madeleine Lachenais
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Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Arcahaie, Haiti
Died: July 22, 1843

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Ti Memenne of La Gonave
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Gonâve Island La Gonâve, Haiti

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Madame Max Adolphe
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Birthdate: September 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti

 21 
Marc Bazin
(Politician)

Marc Bazin
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Birthdate: March 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Marc, Haiti
Died: June 16, 2010

 22 
Mirlande Manigat
(Politician)

Mirlande Manigat
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Birthdate: November 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miragoane, Haiti

 23 
Sophia Martelly
(Politician)

Sophia Martelly
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Birthdate: October 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York (state) New York

 24 

Jean Price-Mars
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Birthdate: October 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grande Rivière du Nord, Haiti
Died: March 1, 1969

 25 
Oswald Durand
(Journalist, Writer)

Oswald Durand
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Birthdate: September 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: April 22, 1906

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Michèle Pierre-Louis
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Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jeremie, Haiti

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Émile Jonassaint
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Birthdate: May 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Port-de-Paix, Haiti
Died: October 24, 1995

 28 
Maryse Narcisse
(Politician)

Maryse Narcisse
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Birthdate: October 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petion-Ville, Haiti

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Florence Duperval Guillaume
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Claudette Werleigh
(Prime minister)

Claudette Werleigh
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Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

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Yolette Leconte
(First Lady)

Yolette Leconte
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Birthdate: July 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Fossette, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: June 13, 1981

Jules Solime Milscent
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Birthdate: 1778 AD
Birthplace: Grande-Rivière-du-Nord
Died: May 7, 1842

Pompee Valentin Vastey
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Birthdate: 1781 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Domingue
Died: September 30, 1820

 34 
Massillon Coicou
(Poet, Novelist)

Massillon Coicou
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Birthdate: October 9, 1867
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: March 15, 1908

Ann Valerie Timothee Milfort
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Belgium

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Victoire Jean-Baptiste
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Birthdate: 1861 AD
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: 1923 AD

 37 
Solon Ménos
(Author, Politician)

Solon Ménos
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Birthdate: March 9, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anse-a-Veau, Haiti
Died: October 14, 1918

 38 
Claude Raymond
(General)

Claude Raymond
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Birthdate: 1929 AD
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: February 9, 2000

 39 
Philippe Wilson Desir
(Freedom fighter)

Philippe Wilson Desir
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Birthdate: August 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: September 13, 1995