National Geographic : 1934 Oct
©~National Geographic Society Courtesy of Bruce S. Ingram THE BLACK NAPOLEON, HENRY CHRISTOPHE, ONCE KING OF HAITI Born a slave about 1765, he became a leader in the Haitian slave uprising. Made president in 1807, and crowned king five years later, he shot himself -tradition says with a golden bullet-in 1820. Painted by Richard Evans, from life, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1818. iNaturai ktoior rnotograpn oy ilIton Aaams SOULOUQUE'S GOLDEN CROWN ISSELDOM EXHIBITED The gem-incrusted relic isusually kept sealed inavault ofthe Banque Nationale d'Haiti in Port-au-Prince. AGovernment official guards the masterpiece of a French jeweler, which, inold prints ofthe coronation in the forties, is shown on the head ofthe second "Emperor," Faustin the First.