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Jean-Jacques Dessalines, founder of the Haitian nation

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Jean-Jacques Dessalines, founder of the Haitian nation

Here is a statue erected for Jean-Jacques Dessalines, founder of the Haitian nation.

Dessalines was assassinated when he was only 48 years old; he was killed in a revolt on October 17, 1806, in Pont Rouge, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On October 17, 2015, President Martelly accompanied by Prime Minister Evans Paul and other members of the Government paid a tribute to the father of the nation on the day of his 209th death anniversary at the place of his assassination and inaugurated a plaque of him on a monument at Pont-Rogue. However, his exact death circumstances are still uncertain to many historians.

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