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Henri Christophe's relationship with Marie Louise Coidavid ended when Henri Christophe died on October 8, 1820.

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Henri Christophe

Other - Royalty

Why Famous: Henri I, King of Haiti

Age: 53 (10/6/1767 - 10/8/1820)


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Marie Louise Coidavid

Other - Royalty

Why Famous: Queen of Haiti

Age: 73 (1778 - 1851)


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Name Born Age Gender Type
Francois FerdinandN/AMaleBiological
Victor-Henri3/3/180416 yrs.*MaleBiological

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In 1811, Marie-Louise was given the title of queen upon the creation of the Kingdom of Haiti. Her new status gave her ceremonial tasks to perform, ladies-in-waiting, a secretary and her own court, and she was an active queen. She took her position seriously, and stated that the title "given to her by the nation" also gave her responsibilities and duties to perform. She served as the hostess of the ceremonial royal court life performed at the Sans-Souci Palace. After the death of her spouse in 1820, she remained with her daughters at the palace until they were escorted from it by the followers of her spouse together with his corpse; after their departure, the palace was attacked and plundered. Marie-Louise and her daughters were given the property Lambert outside Cap. She was visited by president Jean Pierre Boyer, who offered her his protection; he denied the spurs of gold she gave him, stating that he was the leader of a poor people. They were allowed to settle in Port-au-Prince. Marie-Louise was described as calm and resigned, but her daughters, especially Athenais, as vengefull.

In August 1821, the former queen left Haiti with her daughters under the protection of the British admiral Sir Home Popham, and travelled to London. There were rumours that she was searching for the money, three million, deposited by her spouse in Europe. Whatever the case, she did live the rest of her life without economic difficulties. Marie Louise lived the rest of her life discreetly with her daughters in Pisa in Italy, where they were somewhat bothered by fortune hunters and throne claimers who wanted their fortune. They made a grand visit to Rome in 1828. Shortly before her death, she wrote to Haiti for permission to return. She never did, however, before she died in Italy.

Prince Jacques Victor Henry (3 March 1804 to 18 October 1820) was the heir apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of Haiti. He was the youngest child of Henri Christophe, then a general in the Haitian Army, by his wife Marie Louise Coidavid. His father became President of the state of Haiti in 1807, and on March 26, 1811 he was proclaimed King of Haiti. The Prince Royal had two older brothers who both died before the proclamation of the kingdom, so he became the heir apparent with the title Prince Royal of Haiti, which came with the style of Royal Highness. Following the death of his father on October 8, 1820, the Prince Royal should have been proclaimed as King Henry II of Haiti, but the country was already in turmoil and he never had a chance. Ten days later, he was killed after being bayoneted by revolutionaries at the Sans Souci Palace.

Christophe named his son, Jacques-Victor Henry, heir apparent with the title Prince Royal of Haiti. Even in documents written in French, the king's name was usually given an English spelling. He had another son who was a colonel in his army.

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