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Famous Haitians

Haiti's Information

Flag of Haiti
Land Area 27,560 km2
Water Area 190 km2
Total Area 27,750km2 (#143)
Population 10,485,800 (#88)
Population Density 380.47/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $19.34 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,800
Currency Gourde (HTG)
Largest Cities

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Herard Abraham former political figure
  • Boniface Alexandre former president
  • Jacques-Edouard Alexis former prime minister
  • Pierre Nord Alexis former president
  • Gerard A. Alphonse engineer, physicist, scientist
  • Andre Apaid leader of Haiti group of 184
    (Born in US)
  • Corolian Ardouin poet
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide former president
  • John James Audubon artist, ornithologist
  • Prosper Avril former president
  • Marc Bazin former prime minister
  • Theodore "Languichatte " Beaubrun actor, comedian
  • Dayana Bennett news anchor, actress
  • Rigaud Benoit artist
  • Emeric Bergeaud author
  • Geirges Biassou early leader of 1791 slave uprising
  • Wilson Bigaud artist
  • Marie Clotilde "Toto" Bissainthe actress, singer
  • Louis Eustache Antoine Francois Joseph Borno former president
  • Jean-Pierre Boyer former president
  • Alexandrine-Caroline Branchu opera soprano
  • Jean-Fernand Brierre poet, dramatist
  • Phillip Brutus former member Florida House of Representatives
C - D
  • Martial Celestin former prime minister
  • Manno Charlemagne singer
  • Jean-Marie Cherestal former prime minister
  • Henri Christophe former King I of Haiti
  • Samuel Dalembert basketball player
  • Edwidge Danticat writer
  • Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave former president
  • Rene Depestre poet
  • Alex Desert actor, musician
  • Jean Jacques Dessalines former emperor, former governor-general
  • Jean Dominique journalist
  • Oswald Durand poet
  • Francois Duvalier former president
  • Jean-Claude Duvalier former president
E - G
  • Tyrone Edmond model
  • Justin Elie composer, pianist
  • Dumarsais Estimeformer president
  • Pierre Faubert poet, playwright
  • Alibee Fery poet, playwright
  • Jean Francois early leader 1791 slave uprising
  • Joe Gaetjens soccer player
  • Nicolas Geffrard musician
  • Jacques Enguerrand Gourgue artist
  • Alexandre Gregoire artist
  • Philippe Guerrier former president
H - J
  • Jean Gesner Henry singer, band leader
  • Hector Hyppolite artist
  • Antoine Izmary pro-democracy activist
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis actor
  • Wyclef Jean musician, record producer
  • Jeannot early leader 1791 slave uprising
  • Occide Jeanty composer, pianist
  • Emile Jonassaint supreme court justice
  • Dany Laferriere author
  • Ludovic Lamothe composer, pianist
  • Gerard Latortue former prime minister
  • Ed Louis musician
  • François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture leader Haitian Revolution
  • Francois Mackandal vodou priest
  • Paul Magloire former military ruler
  • Robert Malval former prime minister
  • Leslie Manigat former president
  • Michel Joseph Martelly "Sweet Micky" musician
  • Luck Mervil actor, singer, songwriter
  • Amiot Metayer former "cannibal army" gang leader
  • Buteur Metayer former rebel leader
  • Smarck Michel former prime minister
  • Emerante Morse musician
  • N - P
  • Henri Namphy former general
  • Yvon Neptune former prime minister
  • Philome Obin artist
  • Vincent Oge rebellion leader against French
  • Simone Ovide wife of Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier
  • Evans Paul politician
  • Raoul Peck filmmaker
  • Charlemagne Peralteformer nationalist leader
  • Alexandre Sabes Petion former president of the republic
  • Guy Philippe politician
  • Andre Pierre artist
  • Gerard Pierre-Charles former leader Haitian Communist Party
  • Prosper Pierre-Louis artist
  • Olden Polynice basketball player
  • Rene Preval president
R - S
  • Julien Raimond indigo planter
  • Andre Rigaud military leader Haitian Revolution
  • Jacques Roumain author
  • Marie Saint Fleur former Massachusetts representative
  • Louisiane Saint Fleurant artist
  • Sylvain Salnave former president/general
  • Lysius Salomon former president
  • Jean Vilbrun Guillaume Sam former president
  • Emmanuel "Manno" Sanon footballer
  • Petion Savain artist
  • Dumas M. Simeus entrepreneur
  • Rosny Smarth former prime minister
  • Faustin-Élie Soulouque former president, general
  • Micius Stephane artist
  • Bruny Surin athlete
T - W
  • Philippe Thoby-Marcelin poet, author
  • Dany Toussaint leader Haitian Democratic/Reformist Party
  • Gerard Valcin artist
  • Reginald Victor-Louis poltitician
  • Charles-Seguy Villavaleix poet
  • Stenio Vincent former president
  • Claudette Werleigh former prime minister
  • Charles Terres Weymann airplane racing pilot

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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