Famous People Born In Port-au-Prince

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Adonis Stevenson
(Haitian-Canadian Former Professional Boxer)
Adonis Stevenson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
 2 
François Duvalier
(Politician, Physician)
François Duvalier
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
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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Michaëlle Jean
(27th Governor General of Canada (2005 - 2010))
Michaëlle Jean
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo

Michaëlle Jean is a Canadian stateswoman who became the first black person and Haitian Canadian to serve as Governor General of Canada, a position which she held from 2005 to 2010. In 2015, Jean became the first woman to serve as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, a position which she held until the end of 2018.

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Skal Labissiere
(Basketball player)
Skal Labissiere
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 5 
Kaytranada
(DJ)
Kaytranada
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
 6 
Michel Martelly
(President of Haiti)
Michel Martelly
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius

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.

 7 
Samuel Dalembert
(Haitian-Canadian Former Professional Basketball Player)
Samuel Dalembert
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in Haiti, Samuel Dalembert later moved to Canada and then to the US. Known for his 13-year stint with NBA teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers and the Sacramento Kings, he has also been in the news for wrong reasons, such as for being suspended due to late arrival and oversleeping.

 8 
Edwidge Danticat
(Novelist and Short Story Writer Known for Her Books: ‘Breath, Eyes, Memory’, ‘Krik? Krak!’ and ‘Everything Inside’)
Edwidge Danticat
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Apparently, Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, known for books such as Breath, Eyes, Memory, had begun writing to escape the bullying she faced because of her Haitian ways after she moved to the U.S. as a young girl. Although her parents wanted her to study medicine, she took up French literature.

 9 
Alexandre Pétion
(First President of Haiti)
Alexandre Pétion
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 2, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 29, 1818

Alexandre Pétion was a Haitian political leader best remembered for his service as the first President of Haiti from 9 March 1807 until his death on 29 March 1818. Today, Alexandre Pétion is revered as one of the founding fathers of Haiti.

 10 
Jean Pascal
(Canadian Professional Boxer)
Jean Pascal
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Junior Galette
(Haitian Born Former American Football Outside Linebacker)
Junior Galette
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Olden Polynice
(Basketball player)
Olden Polynice
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 13 
René Préval
(41st President of Haiti)
René Préval
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 3, 2017

Born to Haitian agronomist Claude Préval, René Préval, too, followed in his father’s footsteps to become a prominent agronomist. He also studied geothermal sciences, before stepping into politics and becoming Haiti’s 2nd prime minister and, later, its 41st president. He had also served as the Haitian interior and defense minister.

 14 
Yves Pons
(Basketball player)
Yves Pons
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 15 
Solomon Perel
(Author)
Solomon Perel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
 16 
Siegfried Wagner
(Composer)
Siegfried Wagner
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 4, 1930
 17 
Jean-Claude Duvalier
(Former President of Haiti)
Jean-Claude Duvalier
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
(Composer)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 22, 1710
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 1, 1784
 19 
Emanuel Schikaneder
(Impresario)
Emanuel Schikaneder
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 21, 1812
 20 
Cady Lalanne
(Basketball player)
Cady Lalanne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 21 
Felix von Luckner
(Naval officer)
Felix von Luckner
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 13, 1966
 22 
Pierre Desir
(Haitian American Football Cornerback)
Pierre Desir
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
Axel Honneth
(Philosopher)
Axel Honneth
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Birthdate: July 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Jean-Pierre Boyer
(President of Haiti from 1818 to 1843)
Jean-Pierre Boyer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1776
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 9, 1850

Jean-Pierre Boyer was a Haitian political leader best remembered for his service as the President of Haiti from 30 March 1818 to 13 February 1843. He is credited with reuniting the north and south of Haiti to form the Republic of Haiti. Jean-Pierre Boyer also annexed Spanish Haiti to bring all of Hispaniola under a single Haitian government by 1822.

 25 
Erich Auerbach
(Literary critic)
Erich Auerbach
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Birthdate: November 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 13, 1957
 26 
Hans Werner Henze
(Composer)
Hans Werner Henze
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 27, 2012
 27 
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
(Philosopher)
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
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Birthdate: July 17, 1714
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 27, 1762
 28 
Laurent Lamothe
(Prime Minister of Haiti from 2012 to 2014)
Laurent Lamothe
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo

Laurent Lamothe is a Haitian businessman, political figure, and economist. He is known for his service as the Prime Minister of Haiti from 16 May 2012 to 14 December 2014. He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 24 October 2011 to 6 August 2012. Laurent Lamothe is currently serving as the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation.

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger
(Author)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 30 
Vladimir Ducasse
(Haitian-Born Former American Football Offensive Guard)
Vladimir Ducasse
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 31 
Raquel Pélissier
(Model)
Raquel Pélissier
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Dadi Nicolas
(Football player)
Dadi Nicolas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Jean Dominique
(Journalist)
Jean Dominique
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 3, 2000
 34 
Luck Mervil
(Actor, Singer)
Luck Mervil
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

Haitian-Canadian actor-singer Luck Mervil initially experimented with reggae and rap and later appeared on stage, on TV, and in films. His best-known role was that of Clopin in Notre-Dame de Paris. He was later accused of sexually exploiting a minor, pleaded guilty, and served a 6-month sentence.

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Yves Jabouin
(Haitian-Canadian Mixed Martial Artisa)
Yves Jabouin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
J. Perry
(Singer)
J. Perry
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
 37 
Georges Anglade
(Politician, Writer)
Georges Anglade
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 12, 2010
 38 
Bigga Haitian
(Singer, Musician)
Bigga Haitian
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Bigga Haitian is a Haitian singer and musician who achieved popularity in the 1990s. He is best known for successfully breaking into the Jamaican reggae scene and paving the way for several young and aspiring Haitian artists. Some of the most talented Haitian artists like Mecca aka Grimo and Wyclef Jean credit Bigga Haitian as a major influence.

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Dany Laferrière
(Novelist)
Dany Laferrière
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
 40 
Kervin Bristol
(Basketball player)
Kervin Bristol
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 41 
Misty Jean
(Singer)
Misty Jean
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1980 AD
 42 
Barbara Pierre
(Haitian-Born American Track and Field Sprint Athlete)
Barbara Pierre
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Sarodj Bertin
(Lawyer)
Sarodj Bertin
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 44 
Ibi Zoboi
(Haitian-American Author of Young Adult Fiction Best Known for Her Novel 'American Street')
Ibi Zoboi
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Jacques Roumain
(Iconic Haitian Author and Marxist Intellectual)
Jacques Roumain
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 18, 1944

Haitian author and intellectual Jacques Roumain explored the black perspective through his works and also believed in the concept of art for people's sake. Best known for his poetry collection Ebony Wood and his novel Masters of the Dew, he was also a supporter of Marxist theory.

 46 
Edouard Duval-Carrié
(Painter)
Edouard Duval-Carrié
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 47 
Odette Roy Fombrun
(Writer)
Odette Roy Fombrun
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
 48 
Thomas Madiou
(Historian)
Thomas Madiou
0
Birthdate: April 30, 1814
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 25, 1884
 49 
Florence Duperval Guillaume
(Haiti's Former Health Minister and Acting Prime Minister)
Florence Duperval Guillaume
0
Listed In: Leaders

Haitian politician Florence Duperval Guillaume has been Haiti’s health minister and has also led the country as its acting prime minister. In 2022, she was nominated by Haiti as a candidate to lead the Pan American Health Organization as its director, in place of Dominica’s Dr. Carissa Etienne.

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Justin Lhérisson
(Writer, Lawyer)
Justin Lhérisson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 10, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 15, 1907