Pont-Rouge

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Pont-Rouge, site of Dessalines assassination.
Pont-Rouge (Red Bridge; Kreyòl: Pon Wouj; then known as Pont Larnage) is a location just to the north of Port-au-Prince, where the Haitian revolutionary and then Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines was assassinated in an ambush on October 17, 1806. Dessalines was coming from St. Marc in the North en route to battle rebels.

Louis Boisrond Tonnerre, the drafter of the final version of the Haitian Declaration of Independence, was traveling with Dessalines whose mutilated body was later collected by a woman named Défilée, who arranged for a proper burial.

There is a play about Haiti's history named Le pont rouge (1991) by Jean Métellus (French language).