Toussaint L'Ouverture(redirected from Toussaint L'Ouverture, François Dominique)
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Tous·saint L'Ou·ver·ture(to͞o-săN′ lo͞o-vĕr-tür′), François Dominique 1743?-1803.
Haitian military and political leader who led a successful slave insurrection (1791-1793) and helped the French expel the British from Haiti (1798). In 1801 he invaded Spanish Santo Domingo and briefly maintained control over the entire island, establishing the first black-led government in the Americas. After Napoleon's troops invaded, he was arrested and deported to France (1802).
Toussaint L'Ouverture(French tusɛ̃ luvɛrtyr)
(Biography) Pierre Dominique (pjɛr dɔminik). ?1743–1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France
Tous•saint L'Ou•ver•ture(Fr. tuˈsɛ̃ lu vɛrˈtür)
(Francis Dominique Toussaint) 1743–1803, Haitian military and political leader.