Toussaint
L'Ouventure

by: Latrecia Harris

(1743 - 1803)

Toussaint L'Ouventure was a former slave in Haiti , but he was freed in 1777. In 1791 , L'Ouverture led a huge slave revolt against the French in Hispanola. L'Ouventure began his military career as a leader of the 1791 slave rebellion in the French colony of Saint Domingue. L'Ouverture's army helped French defeat the Spanish. The French beat L'Ouventure's army , but it's not over. French arrested L'Ouventure and sent him to prison in France. A little after he was sent to prison , he died.

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