Christophe, Henry, King of Haiti

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Christophe, Henry, King of Haiti

CHRISTOPHE, HENRY, KING OF HAITI. (c. 1757–1767–1820). Christophe, king of Haiti (1811–1820), supposedly took part in the attack against Savannah on 9 October 1779. Frances Heitman claims he was in the legion commanded by Fontanges. Hubert Cole, however, suggests that he may have fought either as a free infantryman or as an enslaved orderly for a French officer.

SEE ALSO Fontanges, Vicomte de.


Cole, Hubert. Christophe, King of Haiti. New York: Viking Press, 1967.

Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. Revised edition. Washington, D.C.: Rare Book Shop, 1914.

                         revised by Robert Rhodes Crout

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