After the death of her spouse King Henry I in 1820, she remained with her daught…

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After the death of her spouse King Henry I in 1820, she remained with her daught...


After the death of her spouse King Henry I in 1820, she remained with her daughters at the palace until their departure, the palace was attacked. She was visited by president Jean Pierre Boyer, who offered her his protection. They were allowed to settle in Port-au-Prince. Marie-Louise was described as calm and resigned, but her daughters, especially Athenais, were described as vengeful.

The Queen went into exile for 30 years. In Aug. 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. She lived the rest of her life without economic difficulties.

She lived discreetly with her daughters in Pisa in Italy. They made a grand visit to Rome in 1828. Shortly before her death, she was allowed to return to Haiti. However, she never did and she died in Italy on March 14th 1851 at 72 years old, conflicting sources say she died on the 11th.

The Queen and her daughters rest in the same burial place.

Photos: NOFI
Source:Journal of Haitian Studies, Wikipedia
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