Haiti Historian Georges Corvington Dies at 88

Georges Corvington, a prominent Haitian historian, died Wednesday at age 88. Georges Corvington was best known for his books "Port-au-Prince au Cours des Ans."

Haitian Writers - Little Haiti Book Fair, 2004

"He was the greatest living Haitian historian," says Georges Michel, a fellow historian and longtime friend of Georges Corvington.

According to Michel, Corvington died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Port-au-Prince, the capital city he wrote so much about. He also mentioned that Covington was spent a few weeks in the hospital recently and the cause of death was heart failure.

In a note released by the Haiti National Palace communications bureau, President Martelly says Haiti has lost a treasure of inestimable value with the departure of George, who, through the seven volumes of his work, "Port-au-Prince Through the Ages," has traced, with astonishing accuracy the history of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince over several decades.

May he rest in peace.

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Wilner Pierre says...

it is a pity a so called great historian didnt do anything to change the education system in haiti that is so mediocre.

if he did it that would be the best legacy he could

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Miejo says...

my respect to Georges

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Jean Claude says...

there are many more to come!!!!! one goes, an other one will spring up. Haiti is bless with great mind, they just need some encouragement an "ankadreman" sispan

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Marie says...

R. I .P Mr

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