List of Haitians

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This is a list of Haitians, born in Haiti or possessing Haitian citizenship, notable in Haiti and abroad. Due to Haitian nationality laws, dual citizenship is now permitted by the Constitution of Haiti, therefore people of Haitian ancestry born outside of the country are not included in this list, unless they have renounced their foreign citizenship or have resided extensively in Haiti and made significant contributions to Haitian government or society. The list includes both native born and naturalized Haitians, as well as permanent foreign residents who have been recognized internationally for artistic, cultural, economic, historical, criminal, and political reasons, among others. If not indicated here, their birth in Haiti and notability are mentioned in their main article. This list does not include fictional characters or Haitian associations and organizations.



Painter, Philomé Obin
A master painter and main contributors to the Saint Soleil art movement, Levoy Exil
Jacqueline Nesti Joseph with her husband, Victor
Nicolas Dreux using razor blade to create a fine oil painting





Fashion designers[edit]

Historical personalities[edit]

World War II fighter pilot and member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Alix Pasquet



Nobel Prize for literacy nominee, Frankétienne
Winner of the prestigious Prix littéraire des Caraïbes and was nominated for the Haitian grand Literary Prize, Josaphat-Robert Large



  • Anedie Azael - supermodel, representative for Haiti in the Miss Universe 2011
  • Alizée Gaillard - supermodel
  • Christela Jacques - Miss Haiti 2012 and represented Haiti at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant
  • Evelyn Miot - Miss Haiti Universe; was the first black woman to reach the top fifteen finalists position in the Miss Universe pageant. Miot was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1962 pageant.
  • Garcelle Beauvais - supermodel
  • Mondiana Pierre - beauty pageant who was crowned as Miss Haiti Universe in 2013 and competed at Miss Universe 2013 in Russia
  • Sarodj Bertin - supermodel, representative for Haiti in the Miss Universe 2010, and lawyer
  • Tyrone Edmond - fashion model


Musician and former singer of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean

Naturalists and Agronomists[edit]


Political figures[edit]

Current President of Haiti, Michel Martelly
President Jean Pierre Boyer (1818–1843)




American football players[edit]


  • Olden Polynice - professional basketball player
  • Samuel Dalembert - professional basketball player.
  • Yvon Joseph - professional basketball player and was the first native Haitian to play NCAA college basketball in the United States
Boxing current lightweight champion, Jean Pascal


Soccer player, Jean-Jacques Pierre


Other sports[edit]

Olympic long jump world record holder and still (2009) the Haitian national record with 79 years; the oldest standing national record in athletics, Silvio Cator. Stade Sylvio Cator, a multi-use stadium in Port-au-Prince, was named after him.

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