( Circa 1743–1803), Haitian revolutionary leader; full name François Dominique Toussaint. One of the leaders of a rebellion (1791) that emancipated the island’s slaves, he was appointed Governor General by the revolutionary government of France in 1797. In 1802 Napoleon (wishing to restore slavery) took over the island and Toussaint died in prison in France.
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