Claude Ribbe (born 13 October 1954) is a French writer and academic historian of Caribbean origin.
Early life and education 
Ribbe was born in Guadeloupe. His family migrated to France, where he completed his schooling and became a historian.
Ribbe has specialised in the history of colonialism in the Caribbean. He has also been active in promoting civil rights in France for people of ethnic African and Caribbean origin.
He has supported the recognition of figures such as Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, in 1793 the first man of Afro-Antilles origin to be promoted to general in the French Army.
In his book The Crime of Napoleon (2005), Ribbe claimed that Napoleon's regime used sulfur dioxide gas for the mass execution of more than 100,000 rebellious black slaves when trying to put down slave rebellions in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and Guadeloupe. He said this was a model for Hitler's holocaust nearly 140 years later.
- "Napoleon was model for Hitler, French historian charges". The Island. AFP. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
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