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Emperor Henri Christophe (Henry Christopher) was a former black slave who succeeded to becoming emperor James 1st (Jacques Dessalines) in October 1806, two years after the Independence of Haiti, and later he became king Henry 1st of Haiti in 1811, but was forced to commit suicide in 1820.

Emperor Henri Christophe (Henry Christopher) was a former black slave who…

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Series: Ayiti | Enaud, Student, alias the 1st King of Haiti Henri Christophe, "Movement for the Success of the Image of the Heroes of the Independence" Ph: Nicola Lo Calzo, 2013

Series: Ayiti | Enaud, Student, alias the 1st King of Haiti Henri Christophe, "Movement for the Success of the Image of the Heroes of the Independence" Ph: Nicola Lo Calzo, 2013

Haitian leaders declare independence: On November 29, 1803, Haitian leaders Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, and a General Clerveaux joined together to sign a preliminary proclamation of independence for St. Domingo, the former French colony that soon after took the name Haiti. The proclamation came just ten days after French forces under the Vicomte de Rochambeau had surrendered to the Haitian rebels. - See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2011/11/haiti/#sthash.BVbi9gAs.dpuf

Haitian leaders declare independence

Henri Christophe (who used the anglicized version of Henry Christopher) (6 October 1767 – 8 October 1820) was a former slave and key leader in the Haitian Revolution, which succeeded in gaining independence from France in 1804. In 1805 he took part under Jean-Jacques Dessalines in the invasion of Santo Domingo (now Dominican Republic) against French forces, and was documented as killing hundreds of Dominicans, including prisoners

Henri Christophe of Haiti: King of the First Black Republic in the West ~ info of artist biography

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