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Burial place of King Henri Christophe

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Burial place of King Henri Christophe

This is a possible place where King Henri Christophe was buried

Who is Henri Christophe

Henri Christophe (born October 6, 1767, died October 8, 1820), a freed black slave, was one of the great Haitian revolutionary leaders, an aid of Toussaint L'Ouverture and was the army chief of Dessalines (1805) in the capturing of Santo Domingo. He is also remembered as the most famous monarch that Haiti ever had. He was only 21 years old when he became the lieutenant of Toussaint, and fought the army of Napoleon during the War of Independence. Henri waged a savage and inconclusive struggle with Alexandre Pétion, the mulatto supreme who retained control of southern Haiti. He was one among the key players in the 1791 slave uprising in Haiti, including the decisive battle at Vertières in November of 1803 that drove away the French out of Haiti. After the death of Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1806, Alexandre Sabès Pétion became the president of Southern Haiti and Henry was the ruler of the north part of Haiti.

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