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François-Dominique Toussaint, a.k.a. Toussaint-Louverture (1743-1803)

François-Dominique Toussaint-Louverture was born at Santo-Domingo from slave parents on May 20, 1743.

He became a General, and the first colored Governor of Haiti.

He was made prisoner by General Leclerc and sent to France.

He died of pneumonia on April 7, 1803 in the military stronghold of Joux .

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Main portrait

"Toussaint-Louverture", Nineteenth Century engraving.

Other portraits

François-Dominique Toussaint, a.k.a. Toussaint-Louverture (1743-1803)
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"Toussaint-Louverture", Nineteenth Century engraving.
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