Faustin Soulouque

1782 - 1867

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Faustin-Élie Soulouque (French pronunciation: [fostɛ̃ eli suluk]; 15 August 1782 – 3 August 1867) was a Haitian politician and military commander who served as President of Haiti from 1847 to 1849 and Emperor of Haiti from 1849 to 1859. Soulouque was a general in the Haitian Army when he was appointed President of Haiti. He acquired autocratic powers, purged the army of the ruling elite, installed black loyalists in administrative positions and the nobility, and created a secret police and private army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faustin Soulouque has received more than 278,987 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Faustin Soulouque is the 8,827th most popular politician (down from 7,643rd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Haiti (down from 11th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Haitian Politician.

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Among politicians, Faustin Soulouque ranks 8,827 out of 19,576Before him are Vardanes I, José Sócrates, Tullio Serafin, Ronald Inglehart, Ahmad al-Muqtadir, and Berenice. After him are Neferkamin, Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Ardys of Lydia, Matteo Renzi, Grégoire Kayibanda, and Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia.

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Among people born in 1782, Faustin Soulouque ranks 21Before him are Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, John C. Calhoun, Marcellin Marbot, Eugène de Mazenod, Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony, and Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este. After him are Pierre Berthier, Ludwig Adolf Wilhelm von Lützow, Robert Morrison, Princess Marie of Baden, Wilhelm von Biela, and Conrad Graf. Among people deceased in 1867, Faustin Soulouque ranks 29Before him are Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Takasugi Shinsaku, Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Miguel Miramón, James Ferguson, and Mirko Petrović-Njegoš. After him are Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary, Armand Trousseau, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Jean Pierre Flourens, Prince William of Hesse-Kassel, and Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied.

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Among people born in Haiti, Faustin Soulouque ranks 16 out of 94Before him are John James Audubon (1785), Ariel Henry (1949), Jeanne Duval (1820), Anacaona (1474), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), and Jean Lafitte (1776). After him are Jean-Jacques Honorat (1931), Leslie Manigat (1930), Jovenel Moïse (1968), Silvio Cator (1900), Pedro Santana (1801), and Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756).


Among politicians born in Haiti, Faustin Soulouque ranks 10Before him are Alexandre Pétion (1770), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), Ariel Henry (1949), Anacaona (1474), and Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953). After him are Jean-Jacques Honorat (1931), Leslie Manigat (1930), Jovenel Moïse (1968), Pedro Santana (1801), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), and Henri Namphy (1932).