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Leogane is the birthplace of the Taino queen Anacaona

Leogane is the birthplace of the Taino queen Anacaona

Before the town was giving the name, Léogâne, it was called by its name from the Amerindian's, Yaguana. A fascinating part of its history is that it was the place where Anacaona, a Taino queen, was born. It was also the hometown of the wife of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a Haitian revolutionary, Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité. Also from Léogâne, having been stationed there as a military officer, was the man who led the resistance against the U.S. starting in 1915, Charlemagne Péralte.

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