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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.

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,...

Upheavals in France and Saint-Domingue 1792–1796

Upheavals in France 21 Sept 1792 In France, The Republic is declared, abolishing the monarchy. In January of the following year Louis XVI is beheaded. 21 October...

Haitian History

Haitian History: La Hispaniola, is an island shared by modern-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is located in the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico, Jamaica,...

The Final Years of the Revolution 1802–1803

13-14 Oct 1802 The Final Years Revolutionary leaders, including Dessalines and Christophe, at last defect from the French, taking with them black and mulatto generals...

Spanish Rule 1492–1700

Spanish Rule 6 December 1492 Columbus lands on Hispaniola, which the original Taino inhabitants call “Ayti,” meaning “mountainous land.” Columbus builds a small fort named La...

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....

The Revolution Builds 1791–1792

The Revolution Builds 24 September 1791 The National  Assembly in France revokes the May 15 decree, which had granted limited rights to free blacks and mulattoes,...

Slave Resistance Gains Momentum 1790—1791

Slave Resistance Gains Momentum 21-28 Oct 1790 The Ogé Rebellion: Jacques Vincent Ogé, an affranchis representing the colony in France, leads a revolt against the white...

Toussaint Louverture in Power 1796–1801

Toussaint Louverture in Power August 1796 Primary electoral assemblies in Saint-Domingue are formed to elect colonial representatives to the legislative body in France. The outcome, facilitated...

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...

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