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'''Louis Michel Pierrot''' led a black battalion at [[Vertieres]] in [[1803]] and later became president of [[Haiti]]. Louis Pierrot (1761-1857) was a career officer and general in the Haitian Army. He became president of Haiti on April 16, 1845. During the first Haitian Kingdom, [[Henry Christophe|Henry I]] promoted Pierrot to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army and granted him the hereditary title of Prince. As President of Haïti he was intended to be a figurehead for the Mulatto ruling class. A failure in that role, he was overthrown in a coup d'etat on March 24, 1846, after attempting reforms in the government.
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[[image:vertieres_monument.jpg|right|thumb|230px|The monument of the '''Battle of Vertières'''.]]'''Louis Michel Pierrot''' led a black battalion at [[Vertieres]] in [[1803]] and later became president of [[Haiti]]. Louis Pierrot (1761-1857) was a career officer and general in the Haitian Army. He became president of Haiti on April 16, 1845. During the first Haitian Kingdom, [[Henry Christophe|Henry I]] promoted Pierrot to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army and granted him the hereditary title of Prince. As President of Haïti he was intended to be a figurehead for the Mulatto ruling class. A failure in that role, he was overthrown in a coup d'etat on March 24, 1846, after attempting reforms in the government.
  
 
Pierrot was married to the [[mambo]] and Haitian revolutionary leader [[Cécile Fatiman]]. He is known to have had a daughter, Marie Louise Amélia Célestine (Princess Pierrot) who in 1845 married Lieutenant-General Pierre Nord-Alexis, a provincial governor under Emperor Faustin I, and later Haitian Minister for War between 1867-1869.
 
Pierrot was married to the [[mambo]] and Haitian revolutionary leader [[Cécile Fatiman]]. He is known to have had a daughter, Marie Louise Amélia Célestine (Princess Pierrot) who in 1845 married Lieutenant-General Pierre Nord-Alexis, a provincial governor under Emperor Faustin I, and later Haitian Minister for War between 1867-1869.

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The monument of the Battle of Vertières.
Louis Michel Pierrot led a black battalion at Vertieres in 1803 and later became president of Haiti. Louis Pierrot (1761-1857) was a career officer and general in the Haitian Army. He became president of Haiti on April 16, 1845. During the first Haitian Kingdom, Henry I promoted Pierrot to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army and granted him the hereditary title of Prince. As President of Haïti he was intended to be a figurehead for the Mulatto ruling class. A failure in that role, he was overthrown in a coup d'etat on March 24, 1846, after attempting reforms in the government.

Pierrot was married to the mambo and Haitian revolutionary leader Cécile Fatiman. He is known to have had a daughter, Marie Louise Amélia Célestine (Princess Pierrot) who in 1845 married Lieutenant-General Pierre Nord-Alexis, a provincial governor under Emperor Faustin I, and later Haitian Minister for War between 1867-1869.