Happy Birthday Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Born September 20, 1758


Haiti - September 20 is Jean-Jacques Dessalines' birthday... Dessalines was born 20 September, 1758. So this year, 2014 marks 256 years since his was born...

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti.

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