Toussaint-l-ouverture-francois-dominique meaning

to͝o-săɴ' lo͝o-vĕr-tür'
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).
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