Saint Barths, a lovely destination and a very interesting history! Check this out:
1496 : Christopher Colombus discovers the island and names it after his brother Bartholomew.
1648 : first arrivals of European colonists.
1651 : the island is sold to Knights of Malta.
1690-1764 : War between France and England for control of the region.
1785 : the island is handed over to Sweden in exchange for the right to maintain commercial warehouses.
1801-1802 : occupation by the British.
1847 : abolition of slavery on St-Barts.
1878 : the island reverts to France on March 16.