Among the faces on the Haitian postage stamps includes revolutionaries, activists, pioneers of the Haitian independence, the first president of the United States George Washington, the head of the church and more. The following entries list the name of the person, the year they were first featured on a stamp, and a short description of their notability. The list is not complete.
Au nombre des figures qui sont sur les timbres postes Haïtiens, nous comptons des révolutionnaires, des activistes, des pionniers de l’Indépendance, le premier Président des États-Unis d’Amérique George Washington, le chef de l’église et d’autres encore. Voici une liste des premières personnes figurées sur les timbres poste. Cette liste est non exhaustive.
. Boisrond Tonnerre: He was an Haitian writer and historian who served Jean Jacques Dessaline. Boisrond Tonnerre is the author of the final version of the Haitian Act of Independence.
According to the Haitian author Christophe Phillippe Charles, Boisrond-Tonnerre scribbled the following quatrain on the walls of his cell before his execution on either the night of the 23rd or the 24th of 1806:
“Humide et froid séjour fait par et pour le crime
Où le crime en riant immole sa victime
Que peuvent inspirer tes fers et tes barreaux
Quand un coeur pur y goûte un innocent repos?” (Source: Panorama de la littérature Haitienne)
Louis Bornó (1924) – President of Haiti
François Capois (1946) – Military leader during the Haitian Revolution Also known as Capois la Mort.
His portrait is also on 50 Gourdes (dollars) bill
Sylvio Cator (1958) – Olympic silver medalist in the long jump 7.58m. (Photo credit:Shutterstock.com). Sylvio or Silvio Paul Cator was the most successful Haitian athlete in the long jump. Born in Cavaillon, Haiti, Cator was a footballer who played for the Trivoli Athletic Club and the Racing Club Haitien. (Source: Wiki). The Haitian biggest stadium is called Sylvio Cator to honor the famous athlete who made history by winning two medals in the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928.
Henri Christophe (1954) – Was a former slave and leader of the Haitian Revolution. President and later King of Haiti.
Henri Christophe portrait is on the Haitian 100 Gourdes (dollar) bill
Pierre de Coubertin ( 1960) – Founder of the modern Olympic Games
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (1959) – First non-native settler in the area which is now Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1904) – Leader of the Haitian Revolution and later Emperor of Haiti
Also called father of the Haitian revolution, Jean -Jacques Dessalines is on the 250 Gourdes (dollar) bill
Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1935) – General in the French Revolution
Alexandre Dumas, père (1935) – French author
Alexandre Dumas, fils (1935) – French author and playwright
François Duvalier (1958) – President of Haiti
Claudinette Fouchard (1960) – Beauty queen
Claudinette Fouchard was elected miss Haiti Sugar Queen in 1960. She was on Ebony’s and JET magazine cover
That photo shows the President François Duvalier congratulating Claudinette Fouchard after winning the crown.
Occide Jeanty (1960) – Composer and pianist
Immanuel Kant (1956) – German philosopher
Hammerton Killick (1943) – Navy admiral
Lamartiniere (1954) – Military leader during the Haitian Revolution
Cincinnatus Leconte (1912) – President of Haiti
Abraham Lincoln (1959) – President of the United States
Paul Eugène Magloire (1953) – President of Haiti
Yolette Magloire (1954) – First Lady known for her charity work
Pierre Nord Alexis (1904) – President of Haiti
Toussaint L’Ouverture (1904) – Leader of the Haitian Revolution
Alexandre Pétion (1904) – President of the southern Republic of Haiti
Pope Pius XII (1959) – Head of the Roman Catholic Church
Lysius Salomon (1887) – President of Haiti
Antoine Simon (1910) – President of Haiti
Tirésias Simon Sam (1898) – President of Haiti
Sténio Vincent (1931) – President of Haiti
George Washington (1949) – First President of United States
Simón Bolívar (1949) – Venezuelan military and political leader who led many Latin American nations to freedom
Other stamps/ Autres timbres poste