Toussaint Louverture

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Birthday
20, 1743
Birthplace
Saint-Domingue, Haiti
Death Date
Apr 7, 1803 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1743
Birthplace
Saint-Domingue, Haiti
Death Date
Apr 7, 1803 (59)

About

Haitian war hero who was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military work led to an entire society of slaved into the state of Haiti.

Before Fame

He received some education from his godfather and Jesuit missionaries early in his life.

Trivia

He has been said by historians to have been a member of the Masonic Lodge of Saint-Domingue due to the Masonic symbol he included in his signature.

Family Life

He married Suzanne Simone Baptiste in 1782 and had sixteen children.

Associated With

Poet William Wordsworth wrote a sonnet about him called To Toussaint L'Ouverture in 1803.