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Alexandre Pétion


Who is Alexandre Pétion?

Alexandre Pétion: Alexandre Sabès Pétion was the first President of the Republic of Haiti from 1807 until his death in 1818. He is one of Haiti's founding fathers, together with Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and his rival Henri Christophe.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

with mulatto leader Alexandre Pétion, Christophe was to become president, ruling the country jointly with Pétion, the president of the Senate. The relationship between the two quickly degenerated into a civil war. On February 17, 1807, ...

Google previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes] (2011)

by Ronald H. Bayor

Alexandre Pétion controlled the mulattoes in the west and the south of Haiti. Christophe crowned himself king and created a black nobility. Using military force to resuscitate the plantation system and an export economy based on sugar and ...

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