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Adelina Soulouque, Empress Consort of Haiti, wife of Faustin I of Haiti

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Adelina Soulouque, Empress Consort of Haiti, wife of Faustin I of Haiti

Here is a picture of the Empress Consort of Haiti, Adélina Soulouque, wife of Faustin I of Haiti

Adelina Soulouque, Empress of Haiti, was crowned in Port-au-Prince beside her husband Faustin I, given the royal name Her Imperial Majesty.

She was born to bi-racial Haitian mother, Marie Leveque. Adelina was Faustin I's lover for years before she married him, giving him a daughter, Princess Celita.

Faustin was overthrown by General Geffrard in 1859. Adelina went into exile with him in Kingston, Jamaica for eight years before he died back in Petit-Goâve.

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