Antoine Simon

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Birthday
10, 1843
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Mar 10, 1923 (79)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
10, 1843
Birthplace
Haiti
Death Date
Mar 10, 1923 (79)

About

From 1908 until 1911, he served as President of Haiti, having seized power after leading a rebellion to overthrow President Pierre Nord Alexis.

Before Fame

Before entering politics by way of his position as a military commander, he worked as a police officer.

Trivia

While in office as President, he worked to modernize Haiti's agricultural and transportation industries.

Family Life

He grew up near Les Cayes, Haiti. A descendant of Toussaint Louverture, he married Uranie Adelaide Mentor and had a voodoo practitioner daughter named Celestina.

Associated With

In her work Tell My Horse, writer Zora Neale Hurston describes the funeral President Simon staged for his pet goat.