Toussaint L'Ouverture

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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)
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(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)
n.
(Francis Dominique Toussaint) 1743–1803, Haitian military and political leader.
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