Port-au-Prince-Haitian, natural general and politician. He was President from 1820 to 1843. It was mulatto and became known in the revolution of 1792, first fighting against the planters and then blacks. He had to flee to France and then returned with general Leclerc to fight against Santos Louverture and restore slavery. But seeing the treason committed against Santos Louverture, stayed in his homeland next general Petion, mulato, to support the cause of freedom. He fought at Cristophe, who has had proclaimed emperor, and Petion succeeded in the Presidency of the Republic in 1818. He kept it for twenty-four years, but ended up losing by their tyranny and mismanagement. He then emigrated to Jamaica and, after the revolution of 1848, went to France, where he spent the rest of his days.