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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.

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 Revolution Begins 1791

August–September 21-28 Oct 1790 The Ogé Rebellion: Jacques Vincent Ogé, an affranchis representing the colony in France, leads a revolt against the white colonial authorities in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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