Jean-Claude Duvalier

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Jean-Claude Duvalier
Baby Doc (centrée).jpg
41st President of Haiti
In office
April 22, 1971 – February 7, 1986
Preceded byFrançois Duvalier
Succeeded byHenri Namphy
Personal details
Born(1951-07-03)July 3, 1951
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
DiedOctober 4, 2014(2014-10-04) (aged 63)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
NationalityHaitian
Political partyNational Unity Party
Spouse(s)Michèle Bennett
(1980–1990)
Domestic partnerVeronique Roy
(1990–2014)
RelationsFrançois Duvalier
(father)
Simone Ovide
(mother)
ChildrenNicolas Duvalier
Anya Duvalier
ReligionVodou, nominally Roman Catholic

Jean-Claude Duvalier (French: [ʒɑ̃klod dyvalje]), nicknamed "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc" (July 3, 1951 – October 4, 2014) was the President of Haiti from 1971 until his overthrow by a popular uprising in 1986. He succeeded François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, his father, as the ruler of Haiti.

Duvalier died of a heart attack on October 4, 2014, at the age of 63.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jean-Claude Duvalier, former Haitian dictator, dies aged 63". The Guardian. 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.

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