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250th Anniversary of Port-Au-Prince and President Florvil Hyppolite

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250th Anniversary of Port-Au-Prince and President Florvil Hyppolite

These Haitian bank notes were created in commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Port-Au-Prince and President Florvil Hyppolite

Born as Louis Mondestin Florvil Hyppolite, he was a black man of the elite class who was chosen by the Constituent Assembly of Haiti, on a meeting in Gonaives on October 9, 1889, to be the nation's president, a title he would hold for a period of seven years. The decision was made following Hyppolite's clash with the then president, François Denys Legitime, who Hyppolite would overthrow. Within that war it is said Legitime had the backing of France and the British, while Hyppolite had tried to secure that of America by guaranteeing the US a Haitian region named Mole Saint Nicolas. From the deal, Hyppolite would receive aid and additional security.

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