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Jean-Claude Duvalier

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier

Profession: President of Haiti


Why Famous: President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He maintained a notoriously lavish lifestyle and made millions from involvement in the drug trade and from selling body parts from dead Haitians while poverty among his people remained the most widespread of any country in the Western Hemisphere.

Born: July 3, 1951
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: October 4, 2014 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1980-05-27 President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier (28) weds Michele Bennett in Haiti

Events in the Life of Jean-Claude Duvalier

  • 1986-02-07 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France: Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti
  • 1986-12-07 Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti

Famous Haitians