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.


Anthropologists[edit]

Artists[edit]

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

Business[edit]

Crime[edit]

Economists/Finance[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]

  • Berny Martin - founder of Catou
  • Fabrice Simon - award-winning artist and fashion designer, best known for his handmade beaded dresses

Historical personalities[edit]

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

Lawyers[edit]

Literature[edit]

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

Medicine[edit]

Music[edit]

Musician and former singer of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean

Naturalists and Agronomists[edit]

Philanthropists[edit]

Political figures[edit]

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

Religion[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sports[edit]

American football players[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing current lightweight champion, Jean Pascal

Boxing[edit]

Soccer player, Jean-Jacques Pierre

Soccer[edit]

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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