Latin American Leaders
Jose de San Martin and Toussaint L'Ouverture
Toussaint L'Ouverture's accomplishments
Toussaint led the slave rebellion against the French in Haiti. During this time, the people of Haiti had recently been demoted of their "Human Rights" in the slavery work by Napoleon. Toussaint was initially trying to help France, but Robespierre was taken out of power. When Napoleon stepped into the picture he re-introduced the slavery in French Colonies. Napoleon had Toussaint sent to France on a ship after a negotiation between the two went wrong. Napoleon had Toussaint killed, but the army Toussaint left behind did not stop fighting. Toussaint was born on May 20th 1743 and died on April 7th 1803. The celebration day for Toussaint is the January 1st, the first day of the New Year.
Jose de San Martin accomplishments
Jose was an Argentine soldier, statesman, and a national hero. Jose helped lead the revolutions of Spanish rule in Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Jose and his family were from Spain. Jose was born on February 28th 1778 and died on August 17th 1850. Jose's bold plan of attacking viceroyalty in Lima by crossing the Andes through Chile was a huge factor to destroying Spanish power in South America. Jose came from a very wealthy family, and his father was a general. Every third monday of August the death of Jose de San Martin is celebrated for his accomplishments.