Toussaint L'Quverture

1743-1803

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Toussaint was a former slave in Haiti; freed in 1777.In August of 1791, he led a huge slave revolt against the French in Hispanola. Collecting an army of his own, Toussaint trained his followers in the tactics of guerrilla warfare.In 1795, L'Quverture's army helped the French defeat the Spanish.L'Quverture's army fought the French and lost.

The French arrested Toussaint and sent him to prison in France. While in the French prison, Toussaint L'Quverture supposedly died from a disease known as 'Tuberculosis.'

Before Toussaint's death, by the year of 1795,he was widely renowned for ending slavery on the island. Toussaint was also known as' The Black Napoleon.'

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