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François Léon Étienne Nicole (1731–1773)

Nicole, François Léon Étienne (nē-kōl’). A Haitian poet; born near Grande Rivère in 1731; died at Cap Français in 1773. He was a mulatto. Educated in a Jesuit College, he went to Paris in 1750, where Voltaire introduced him to literary circles. Louis XV. granted him a pension in recognition of his talents. He published: ‘The Romance of the Slave’ (1766); ‘Tropical Flowers’ (1770); and ‘New Poems’ (1772).