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Toussaint Louverture
  • Name: Toussaint Louverture
  • Born: 05/20/1743
  • Died: 04/07/1803 (59 years old)

François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture (French:[fʁɑ̃swa dɔminik tusɛ̃ luvɛʁtyʁ]; also known as Toussaint L’Ouverture or Toussaint Bréda; 20 May 1743– 7 April 1803) was a Haitian general and best-known leader of the Haitian Revolution. He first fought for the Spanish against the French; then for France against Spain and Great Britain; and finally, he fought on behalf of Saint-Domingue in the era of Napoleonic France. As a leader of the growing resistance, his military and political acumen saved the gains of the first black insurrection in November 1791, helping to transform the slave insurgency into a revolutionary movement.

Birth Name: Toussaint de Bréda`

Alias: Napoléon Noir, Black Spartacus

Birth Place: Saint-Domingue, (now Haiti)

Death Place: Fort-de-Joux, France

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