Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture

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Caption: Toussaint Louverture. (1746-1803). Haitian revolutionary leader, Toussaint Louverture (1746-1803). Haitian revolutionary leader. Born a slave, he became a general in the French army but after driving out the British and Spanish expeditions, he took control of the island. Napoleon sent an expedition to restore restore control and the re-establishment of slavery. He was treacherously seized from a meeting, imprisoned and died of neglect in prison. Portrait. Image taken from An historical account of the black empire of Hayti ( Haiti ); comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo, etc. Author Captain Marcus Rainsford, Illustrated by Marcus Rainsford, J Barlow.

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