mardi 26 avril 2011

Jean-Jacques Audubon des Cayes

Jean-Jacques Audubon was born in Les Cayes, Saint Domingue on April 26 1785, the French colony, known today as Haïti.

He is being honored today by Google's Doodles, on their main page.

His father was a French sea captain and a plantation owner and his mother was his father’s French mistress.

Audubon spent a few years of his childhood in France and at the age of 18 he immigrated to the United States, to avoid being enlisted in Napolean's Army - which at the time was battling the Africans and mulattoes of Saint Domingue, today's Haitians.