Sylvain Salnave

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Sylvain Salnave
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9th President of Haiti
In office
June 14, 1867 – December 19, 1869
Preceded by Himself (as President of Haiti)
Succeeded by Nissage Saget (as President of Haiti)
Protector of the Republic
In office
May 4, 1867 – June 14, 1867
Preceded by Nissage Saget
Succeeded by Himself
Member of the Provisional Government of Haiti
In office
May 2, 1867 – May 4, 1867
President Nissage Saget
Personal details
Born (1826-02-26)February 26, 1826
Cap-Haïtien, Haiti
Died January 15, 1870(1870-01-15) (aged 43)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Spouse(s) Wilmina Delacourse

Sylvain Salnave (1827–1870) was a mulatto[1] Haitian general. He was the President of Haïti from 1867 to 1869. In 1867 he was elected president after he led the overthrow of President Fabre Geffrard. During his term there were constant civil wars between the various factions.[2]


  1. ^ "Decades of Instability, 1843-1915". Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Rogozinski, Jan (1999). A Brief History of the Caribbean (Revised ed.). New York: Facts on File, Inc. p. 220. ISBN 0-8160-3811-2. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Nissage Saget (acting)
President of Haïti
Succeeded by
Nissage Saget