Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Tous•saint L'Ou•ver•ture(Fr. tuˈsɛ̃ lu vɛrˈtür)
(Francis Dominique Toussaint) 1743–1803, Haitian military and political leader.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.