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Yvonne Sylvain

Yvonne Sylvain was a groundbreaking Haitian physician and the first female medical doctor from the country. Born into a family that prioritized education and social justice, she became the first woman accepted into the University of Haiti Medical School. Sylvain specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, providing improved medical access for Haitian citizens, particularly women. She was a dedicated advocate for women’s rights and made significant contributions to the medical field in Haiti, inspiring future generations of Haitian women to pursue careers in medicine.

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Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniére

Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniére, also known as “Marie-Jeanne,” was a Haitian soldier who made significant contributions during the Haitian Revolution from 1791 to 1804. While little is known about her early life, she remains a prominent figure in Haitian history due to her bravery, skill, and remarkable dedication to the cause of independence. Marie-Jeanne distinguished herself during the Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot.

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Jacquotte Delahaye

Jacquotte Delahaye, the legendary pirate of the Caribbean Sea, has become an emblematic figure in pirate lore, even though there is no concrete evidence to confirm her existence. Born in Saint-Domingue, she is said to have taken on the responsibility of caring for her brother after the death of their parents. Motivated by revenge, she faked her own death and became a fearsome pirate known as “Back From the Dead Red”. While the details of her life remain uncertain, her story continues to captivate and inspire.

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