Haitian Writer Georges Anglade

Georges Anglade was a Haitian creole writer who was born in Port-au-Price on July 18, 1944. He received his education from École normale supérieure and then and then went on to obtain a diploma degree in Social Sciences and also received a law degree from the Faculty of Law in the year 1965. The same year he moved to Strasbourg. From 1965 to 1969 he studied at Strasbourg's Centre for Applied Geography and went on to obtain a doctorate graduate degree. During September 1969 he moved to Quebec, Canada where he played a very crucial role at Université du Québec à Montréal and founded the Department of Geography with some other learned friends.


Georges Anglade was known for strongly opposing the Duvalier regime and because of this was imprisoned in 1974 and when he was released, he fled the country. Though he later came back to Haiti, he had to flee once again in 1991 after the power was seized from Aristide government.

Georges Anglade, a politician, geographer and an author, died at the age of 65 on January 12, 2010 because of the devastating earthquake that had hit Haiti. Both Georges and his wife Mireille Neptune Anglade died on the same day. Both of them were at the home of Phillipe Rouzier, a renowned economist, when they were struck by the earthquake. The house collapsed killing both Georges and Mireille as well as Phillipe Rouzier. The actual house Georges and Mireille that was located at Port-au-Prince also collapsed during the earthquake.

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