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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Toussaint L'ouverture

A negro hero of Hayti, born, the son of an African slave at Breda; took part in the native insurrection of 1791, and in 1797 became a general of brigade in the service of the French, and by gallant soldiership cleared the English and Spanish out of Hayti; became president for life of the republic of Hayti, and began to work for the complete independence of the island; in 1801, when Napoleon endeavoured to re-introduce slavery, he revolted, but was subdued by a strong French force and taken to France, where he died in prison; is the subject of a well-known sonnet by Wordsworth (1743-1803).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Toussaint L'ouverture'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/toussaint-louverture.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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