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History

The recorded history of Haiti began on 4 December 1492 when the European navigator Christopher Columbus happened upon a large island in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean that later came to be known as the Caribbean.

General Leclerc in Saint-Domingue 1801–1802

24-31 Oct 1801 Leclerc sails from France for Saint-Domingue. He is Commander-in-Chief of France’s largest expeditionary army ever with 20,000 European troops, who are called...

Haitian Independence 1804–1805

Haitian Independence 1 January 1804 In Gonaïves, Dessalines proclaims Haiti’s independence, signaling the formation of the world’s first black republic. He publishes a Declaration of Independence,...

The Duvalier’s Era 1957 – 1986

1957     Franck Sylvain                Daniel Fignolé Franck Sylvain is elected President of Haiti, but is succeeded by a thirteen-member Executive Council of Government. Daniel Fignolé...

French Rule and Tensions in the Colony 1750-1784

French Rule 1750s Free blacks and mulattoes begin to amass wealth and power. Many acquire plantations, especially coffee plantations in the West and the South. “These men...

Internal Turbulence 1904 – 1957

1904 1 January Haiti celebrates 100 years of independence. Haiti’s national debt is estimated at $41 million with more than 80% of the national revenue...

Instability after Duvalier 1986 – 1990

1986 Instability after Duvalier: 25 February The original blue and red flag of Haiti is raised at the National Palace, replacing the black and red...

First Century of Haitian Rule 1806 -1900

1806 Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines is assassinated. During a meeting at a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, the Constituent Assembly creates a new constitution and appoints Henri Christophe...

The French Revolution Begins 1788—1790

French Revolution Begins June 1788 On the eve of the French Revolution, the Third Estate assembles in the tennis court at Versailles to write a new...

Recent history 2006 – 2017

Recent history 2006 February René Préval is elected president, defeating U.S.-backed and other candidates in an election overseen by U.N. peacekeepers 2008 April Riots break out in Les...

First Ladies

Marie-Claire Heureuse Dessalines - 1758 - 1858 Marie-Claire Félicité Bonheur, or Claire Heureuse, was Jean-Jacques Dessalines's wife. She was born in 1758 in Léogâne city....

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