Toussaint L'Ouverture Francois DominiqueTous·saint L'Ou·ver·ture
François Dominique 1743?-1803
Haitian military and political leader who led a successful slave insurrection (1791-1793) and helped the French expel the British from Haiti (1798). In 1801 he invaded Spanish Santo Domingo and briefly maintained control over the entire island, establishing the first black-led government in the Americas. After Napoleon's troops invaded, he was arrested and deported to France (1802).
François Toussaint L'Ouverture