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List of Heads of State of Haiti (1791–Present)


Name: Began office Left office
Jovenel Moïse 7 February 2017 Incumbent
Jocelerme Privert 14 February 2016 7 February 2017
Michel Martelly 14 May 2011 7 February 2016
Rene Preval 14 May 2006 14 May 2006
Jean-Bertrand Aristide 12 October 1994 7 February 1996
Emile Jonassaint 12 May 1994 12 October 1994
Jean-Bertrand Aristide 15 June 1993 12 May 1994
Marc Louis Bazin 19 June 1992 15 June 1993
Joseph Nerette 8 October 1991 19 June 1992
Raoul Cedras 30 September 1991 8 October 1991
Jean-Bertrand Aristide 7 February 1991 30 September 1991
Ertha Pascal-Trouillot 13 March 1990 7 February 1991
Herard Abraham 10 March 1990 13 March 1990
Prosper Avril 17 September 1988 10 March 1990
Henri Namphy 20 June 1988 17 September 1988
Leslie Manigat 7 February 1988 20 June 1988
Henri Namphy 7 February 1986 7 February 1988
Jean-Claude Duvalier 21 April 1971 7 February 1986
Francois Duvalier 22 October 1957 21 April 1971
Antonio Thrasybule Kebreau 14 June 1957 22 October 1957
Daniel Fignole 25 May 1957 14 June 1957
Franck Sylvain 7 February 1957 2 April 1957
Joseph Nemours Pierre-Louis 12 December 1956 3 February 1957
Paul Eugene Magloire 6 December 1950 12 December 1956
Franck Lavaud 10 May 1950 6 December 1950
Dumarsais Estime 16 August 1946 10 May 1950
Franck Lavaud 11 January 1946 16 August 1946
Elie Lescot 15 May 1941 11 January 1946
Stenio Vincent 18 November 1930 15 May 1941
Louis Eugene Roy 15 May 1930 18 November 1930
Louis Borno 15 May 1922 15 May 1930
Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave 12 August 1915 15 May 1922
Vilbrun Guillaume Sam 25 February 1915 28 July 1915
Joseph Davilmar Théodore 7 November 1914 22 February 1915
Oreste Zamor 8 February 1914 29 October 1914
Michel Oreste 12 May 1913 27 January 1914
Tancrede Auguste 8 August 1912 2 May 1913
Cincinnatus Leconte 15 August 1911 8 August 1912
Antoine Simon 6 December 1908 3 August 1911
Pierre Nord Alexis 21 December 1902 2 December 1908
Boisrond Canal 26 May 1902 17 December 1902
Tiresias Simon Sam 31 March 1896 12 May 1902
Florvil Hyppolite 17 October 1889 24 March 1896
Monpoint Jeune 23 August 1889 17 October 1889
Francois Legitime 16 October 1888 23 August 1889
Boisrond Canal 10 August 1888 16 October 1888
Lysius Felicite Salomon 2 October 1879 10 August 1888
Joseph Lamothe 26 July 1879 2 October 1879
Boisrond Canal 23 April 1876 17 July 1879
Michel Domingue 14 June 1874 15 April 1876
Nissage Saget 27 December 1869 14 May 1874
Sylvain Salnave 4 May 1867 27 December 1869
Nissage Saget 20 March 1867 2 May 1867
Fabre Geffrard 22 January 1859 13 March 1867
Faustin Soulouque (Faustin I) 2 March 1847 22 January 1859
Jean-Baptiste Riche 24 March 1846 28 February 1847
Jean-Louis Pierrot 16 April 1845 24 March 1846
Philippe Guerrier 3 May 1844 15 April 1845
Charles Riviere-Herard 4 April 1843 3 May 1844
Jean Pierre Boyer 30 March 1818 13 February 1843
Alexandre Petion 17 October 1806 29 March 1818
Henri Christophe (Henri I) 17 October 1806 8 October 1820
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Jacques I) 1 January 1804 17 October 1806
Toussaint Louverture 1 January 1791 6 May 1802

The Pearl of the Antilles

The island of Hispaniola was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. If we can go back to the history we can learn that Haiti was the Pearl of the Antilles. Now it's hard to believed that Haiti was called that name. Why the first Black Nation in the world is now colling the the poorest nation in America?