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The Cap-Haitian fires in 1793 and 1802, during the Haitian Revolution

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The Cap-Haitian fires in 1793 and 1802, during the Haitian Revolution

Cap-Haitian was burned twice during the Haitian Revolution: in 1793 and 1802 or 1803. Henri Christophe ordered the city of Cap-Haitian to be burned down to prevent it falling into French hands.

Le Cap would arise later from the flames not as Cap Francais, but as a black ruled, black dominated city called Cap Haitien.

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