Dessalines Jean Jacques
Des·sa·lines(dĕ-sä-lēn′), Jean Jacques 1758?-1806.
Emperor of Haiti (1804-1806) who defeated the French (1803) to gain independence for the island. His despotic rule led to his assassination.
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