Toussiant L'Ouverture

A historic hero

Who he was...

  • was the dominant figure in the largest slave revolt
  • born on May 20 1743
  • rose from enslavement to the military and political leadership of Haitian struggle for independence

Known as...

  • symbol of black power,dignity, and autonomy
  • inspired people who supported and didn't support

Important dates

  • August 22, 1791, slaves of Cap Francias hinterland rose up in revolt, he joined as a dr.
  • December 4, 1791, first recorded activity with the rebels
  • 1793, became chief lietenant to slave general Biassou
  • 1795, Treaty of bayle ended war between spain and france