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Toussaint Louverture

General and Revolutionary Toussaint Louverture

Full Name: François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture
Profession: General and Revolutionary

Nationality:
Haiti
Haitian

Birthplace: , French colony of Saint-Domingue

Died: April 7, 1803
Cause of Death: While in prison in France, exact cause unknown

Events in the Life of Toussaint Louverture

  • 1794-05-06 Haiti, under Toussaint Louverture, revolts against France
  • 1801-07-07 Toussaint Louverture declares Haitian independence
  • 1802-06-15 Toussaint Louverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros
  • 1802-08-25 Toussaint Louverture imprisoned in Fort de Joux, Jura, France