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Alexandre Pétion

1770 - 1818

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Alexandre Sabès Pétion (French pronunciation: ​[alɛksɑ̃dʁ sabɛs petjɔ̃]; 2 April 1770 – 29 March 1818) was the first president of the Republic of Haiti from 1807 until his death in 1818. One of Haiti's founding fathers, Pétion belonged to the revolutionary quartet that also includes Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and his later rival Henri Christophe. Regarded as an excellent artilleryman in his early adulthood, Pétion would distinguish himself as an esteemed military commander with experience leading both French and Haitian troops. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre Pétion has received more than 409,408 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexandre Pétion is the 4,662nd most popular politician (down from 4,171st in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Haiti (down from 5th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Haitian Politician.

Alexandre Pétion is most famous for being the first president of Haiti. He was Haiti's first head of state and led the country from 1806 to 1818.

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Among politicians, Alexandre Pétion ranks 4,662 out of 15,577Before him are Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Maia Sandu, Phraates V, Mario Beccaria, and Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura. After him are Marcus Antonius, Sher Ali Khan, Gentius, Francis II, Duke of Brittany, Kido Takayoshi, and Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden.

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Among people born in 1770, Alexandre Pétion ranks 18Before him are Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Ferdinando Carulli, Pierre Cambronne, and Thomas Johann Seebeck. After him are Manuel Belgrano, George Canning, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, Dominique Vandamme, Sequoyah, and Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. Among people deceased in 1818, Alexandre Pétion ranks 10Before him are Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé. After him are Warren Hastings, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Matthew Lewis, Heinrich Füger, and Abigail Adams.

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Among people born in Haiti, Alexandre Pétion ranks 6 out of 80Before him are Toussaint Louverture (1743), Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758), François Duvalier (1907), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), and John James Audubon (1785). After him are Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762), René Préval (1943), Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Jeanne Duval (1820), Faustin Soulouque (1782), and Anacaona (1474).


Among politicians born in Haiti, Alexandre Pétion ranks 3Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758) and Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776). After him are René Préval (1943), Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Anacaona (1474), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), Jovenel Moïse (1968), Leslie Manigat (1930), and Charles Rivière-Hérard (1789).