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  Henri Christophe, King of Haiti  -  Travel Photos of his palace, San Souci, by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, ...
Christophe, Henri (1767-1820), Haitian president (1807-1811) and king (1811-1820), born on the island of Grenada.
In 1806 Christophe and Haitian general Alexandre Pétion secured the overthrow of the self-proclaimed emperor Jean Jacques Dessalines, who was assassinated.
In 1811 Christophe proclaimed himself king as Henri I. His reign was tyrannical, but he improved the economy of the country.
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  Henri Christophe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kitts, Christophe was brought to Saint Domingue as a slave.
Christophe distinguished himself in the Haïtian Revolution of 1791, eventually rising to the rank of general in 1802.
Henri became President of "the state of Haïti" in 1807, with Pétion becoming President of the "republic of Haïti" in opposition in the south.
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 Henri Christophe - Definition, explanation
Henri Christophe (October 6, 1767 - October 8, 1820) was a liberated slave, who participated in the Haitian struggle for independence, eventually appointing himself king of the northern half of the country.
Christophe distinguished himself in the rebellion of 1791, eventually rising to the rank of general in 1802.
Henri became President of "the state of Haiti" in 1807, with Pétion becoming President of the "republic of Haiti" in opposition in the south.
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 ipedia.com: Henri Christophe Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe was a liberated slave, who participated in the Haitian struggle for independence, eventually appointing himself king of the northern half of the country.
Henri Christophe (October 6, 1767 - October 8, 1820) was a liberated slave, who participated in the Haitian struggle for independence, eventually appointing himself king of the northern half of the country.
Henri became President of "the state of Haiti" in 1807, with Pétion becoming President of the "republic of Haiti" in opposition in the south.
www.ipedia.com /henri_christophe.html   (265 words)

  
 African American Registry: Henri Christophe, revolutionary and King!
Christophe was born on the island of Grenada, a British colonial acquisition.
The ship's captain sold Henri to a French sugar planter in the French province on the island of Saint Dominique called Haiti, which was a Carob Indian name meaning "the land of the mountains.” The brutality of the French planters led to much discontent among the slaves in Haiti.
Christophe ordered his attendants to bathe him, dress him in his formal military uniform, place him in his favorite chair in his den, and leave him alone.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/1192/Henri_Christophe_revolutionary_and_King   (743 words)

  
 Henri Christophe Haitian President - Haitian Media
Born in Grenada, Christophe was brought to Saint Domingue as a slave.
Christophe distinguished himself in the rebellion of 1791, eventually rising to the rank of general in 1802.
In 1811 Henri made the state of Haiti a kingdom, and proclaimed himself king Henri I. Henri built for himself 6 châteaux, 8 palaces and the massive Citadelle Laferrière, still considered one of the wonders of the age.
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 Henri Christophe Summary
Christophe distinguished himself in the Haïtian Revolution of 1791, eventually rising to the rank of general in 1802.
Henri became President of "the state of Haïti" in 1807, with Pétion becoming President of the "republic of Haïti" in opposition in the south.
Christophe built for himself 6 châteaux, 8 palaces and the massive Citadelle Laferrière, still considered one of the wonders of the age.
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 Christophe, Henri on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
When the latter declared himself emperor, Christophe took part (1806) in a successful plot against his life and was elected president of the republic.
Christophe, a pure-blooded fl, then waged a savage and inconclusive struggle with Alexandre Pétion, the champion of mulatto supremacy, who retained control of S Haiti.
Christophe surrounded himself with lavish, and sometimes ludicrous, magnificence; the pomp and splendor of his reign are still shown by the ruins of the citadel of La Ferrière, a formidable fortress on top of a mountain, surrounded by precipitous cliffs, and of the fabulous palace of Sans Souci, at Cap Haïtien, his capital.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Christophe.asp   (441 words)

  
 Rootz i-mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe was born in Grenada and was scarred by the indelible stain slavery leaves on one's soul and mind.
One of King Henri Christophe's main concerns for the Haitian people was literacy, however his main priority was to preserve Freedom -a right the Haitian people were not given and one they had to take.
Henri Christophe and his Fortress are an essential part of Haitian history, but ironically Haiti's neighbors, the Dominicans, have allegedly brought their own tourists to the Fort and declared it as their own.
www.rootzreggae.com /Rootz-view/CitadelHommage.htm   (964 words)

  
 HENRI CHRISTOPHE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe (* 1767 auf Grenada, † 1820) war Präsident (1807-1811) und König (1811-1820) Haitis.
Christophe kämpfte im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg (1776-1783) und ging 1790 nach Haiti, um sich den dortigen Rebellen im Kampf um die Unabhängigkeit von Frankreich anzuschliessen.
Christophe und Pétion zerstritten sich, was zu einem kurzen Bürgerkrieg führte.
www.toonorama.com /encyclopedia/H/Henri_Christophe   (119 words)

  
 Henri Christophe
Fortunately for Christophe, Clervaux and Pétion hurried on to the scene at this moment and managed to separate the two men, while their soldiers of the 13th demi-brigade put themselves between Petit-Noël's followers and those of Christophe's troops who had been alerted by the bodyguard and were advancing at the double with bayonets fixed.
Christophe had remained apart, but he could well guess the sort of proposals that Sans Souci would put to Pétion and saw from their faces the direction that the conversation was taking.
Christophe, capturing Cliquet and Leclerc's old headquarters on the Destaing plantation, was finally stopped at the Gorge de la Providence by the batteries of two blockhouses which his troops failed to storm.
www.nathanielturner.com /henrichristophe.htm   (2822 words)

  
 Henri Christophe: the first black King in the Western Hemisphere
In 1767, Henri Christophe was born on the island of Grenada, a British colonial acquisition.
The ship's captain sold Henri to a French sugar planter in the French province on the island of Saint Dominique called Haiti, which was a Carib Indian name meaning "the land of the mountains." The brutality of the French planters led to much discontent among the slaves in Haiti.
Sergeant Henri Christophe was among the five hundred forty-five Haitian free Negroes known as the Fontages Legion.
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 Henri Christophe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe (October 6, 1767 - October 8, 1820) was aliberated slave, who participated in the Haitian struggle for independence, eventuallyappointing himself king of the northern half of the country.
Born in Grenada, he distinguished himself in the rebellion of 1791, eventually rising to the rank of general in 1802.
Henri became President of "the state of Haiti" in 1807, with Pétion becoming Presidentof the "republic of Haiti" in opposition in the south.
www.therfcc.org /henri-christophe-291818.html   (212 words)

  
 Henri Christophe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe (October 6 1767 - October 8 1820) was a liberated slave who participated the Haitian struggle for independence eventually appointing himself of the northern half of the country.
Henri became President of "the state of in 1807 with Pétion becoming President of the of Haiti" in opposition in the south.
Despite his efforts to promote education and a legal system the Code Henri King Herni of was an unpopular monarch whose realm was in a constant of conflict with the south.
www.freeglossary.com /Henri_Christophe   (261 words)

  
 Henri Christophe - Search.com
Henri Christophe (October 6, 1767 October 8, 1820) was a career officer and general in the Haïtian Army.
Henri Christophe was the subject of La Tragédie du Roi Christophe,…The Boy Scouts Troupe Henri Christophe, associated with College Notre Dame Du...
Henri Christophe was born in 1757 on the island of Grenada.
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 NewsHaiti.com - Haiti in Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe was born in 1757 on the island of Grenada.
Henri Christophe, a lieutenant of Toussaint, who fought the army of Napoleon during the War of Independence, is very well known for his influence in the nothern section of Haiti, where he built monuments, palaces and forts.
Paralyzed by a stroke and faced with the weakening of his army, Henri Christophe took his life on October 8, 1820.
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 Henri Christophe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Henri Christophe (October 6, EHandler: no quick summary.
Henri became President of "the state of Haiti" in 1807, EHandler: no quick summary.
Henri built for himself 6 châteaux, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/he/henri_christophe.htm   (971 words)

  
 Discover Haiti: Haiti History Summary
When Christopher Columbus made his first landing in the northern part of what is now the Republic of Haiti in 1492, he referred to the people he met on the island as Indians, thinking that he had reached India in South Asia.
After the assassination of the emperor, the country was divided in two republics with Henry Christophe dominating the northern part of the country and Petion the south.
Henry Christophe soon crowned himself king in the north while Petionproclaimed himself president for life in the west.
www.discoverhaiti.com /history_summary.htm   (3632 words)

  
 Henri Maire entre dans ChateauOnline
Henri Maire, spécialiste de la vente directe de vins aux particuliers, a conclu une alliance avec le caviste en ligne ChateauOnline.
Henri Maire produit et commercialise aujourd'hui près de la moitié des vins du Jura, mais également d'autres appellations françaises ainsi que des spiritueux et des liqueurs.
En 2002, Henri Maire a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 32 millions d'euros, soit une baisse de 9 % par rapport à 2001 essentiellement due, selon la société, au recentrage de l'activité de la société sur le marché; des particuliers.
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 Christopher — FactMonster.com
I might bere no greater burden.” To which the child answered, “Marvel thou nothing, for thou hast borne all the world upon thee, and its sins likewise.” This is an allegory: Christopher means Christ-bearer; the child was Christ, and the river was the river of death.
Saint Christopher - Christopher, Saint Christopher, Saint [Gr.,=Christ bearer], 3d cent.?, martyr of Asia Minor.
Christoph Scheiner - Scheiner, Christoph Scheiner, Christoph, 1579?–1650, German astronomer and mathematician, a...
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 Henri Christophe - Picture - MSN Encarta
Born in Grenada, Henri Christophe joined the 1790 slave uprising in Haiti and soon became one of its leaders.
After eliminating his rivals, he proclaimed himself king of Haiti and began a tyrannical reign.
Incapacitated by a stroke in 1820, Christophe committed suicide when rebellion erupted.
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 Chapter 35: The Abysmal Waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Despite Henri Christophe's claims that he was sponsoring the ceremony because Toussaint's close relatives were either dead or in France, the houngan knew that the general hoped to increase his political strength through Toussaint.
Christophe's first impulse was to flee, but he knew he was protected by the ceremony.
Christophe felt an unaccustomed chill in the wind as it dried the rain and the sweat from his face and clothes.
www.towson.edu /~richard/chap35.html   (3332 words)

  
 Montreal Mirror - Film : Vues d'Afrique
Royal Bonbon is a fabulously theatrical re-enactment of the immediate aftermath of the Haitian Revolution (1804), centring on the figure of Henri Christophe, an ex-slave and one of the leaders of the Revolution who crowned himself King Henry I in 1811.
Soon more people gather at the palace, and as his namesake did, the new Henri Christophe creates a royal court for himself, renaming his decidedly proletarian entourage with elegant and fanciful names of the French aristocracy.
The scenes shot in the Sans Souci ruins are among the strongest in the film, capturing both the underlying grief and absurdity of the situation.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/2003/042403/film3.html   (547 words)

  
 the Father's of Haiti - SakpaseHaiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Toussaint was the acknowledged leader against them and, with the generals Dessalines and Christophe, recaptured (1798) several towns from the British and secured their complete withdrawal.
In 1799 the mulatto general André Rigaud enlisted the aid of Alexandre Pétion and Jean Pierre Boyer, asserted mulatto supremacy, and launched a revolt against Toussaint; the uprising was quelled when Pétion lost the southern port of Jacmel.
He was subsequently ambushed and killed; Henri Christophe succeeded him in power.
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 EDWIN'S PAGE
Dessalines gathered all the fl combatants under François Capois, Henri Christophe and other leaders at Limbé, a few miles southwest of Cap, with the intention of capturing the city and driving the French from the country.
Almost seven feet tall and possessed of great dignity, Christophe was a commanding figure and quickly achieved a conspicuous place as one of Toussaint’s trusted lieutenants.
A temporary compromise was reached with the election of Henri Christophe as president under a constitution drawn up by Pétion.
www.ccny.cuny.edu /humanities/jaffee/historian/1729/mathieu/histback.html   (2342 words)

  
 Haitian American Historical Society
Young Christophe in fact was to become commander of the Haitian army and later King of Haiti; he was to be the second head of state in the Western Hemisphere to be of African heritage.
It recognizes the power of the individual in the rise of Henri Christophe from slave, servant, and drummer boy to commander of armies and king of his nation through the force of his character and natural ability.
Henri Christophe accomplished this in the violent and turbulent times of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
www.heritagekonpa.com /archives/Haitian%20American%20Historical%20Society.htm   (1933 words)

  
 Foire d'Opinions Haitiennes - Is Citadelle Laferriere the 8th wonder of the World?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The Citadelle, built by King Henri Christophe at the beginning of the 19th century to defend against invaders, is the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere.
Christophe and his fortress are an integral part of Haitian lore as well as its history.
Christophe never recuperated and, with his troops restless and in revolt, he used a special pistol with a silver bullet to shoot himself through the heart on Oct. 8, 1820.
www.haitiwebs.com /haitianforums/showthread.php?t=2867   (1426 words)

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