Toussaint Louverture By jakdatiger Apr 7, 1743 Toussaint Louverture is born Toussaint Louverture is born in Saint Domingue. Jan 1, 1776 Toussaint Louverture becomes free Toussaint Louverture is freed of slavery at the age of 33. Jan 1, 1782 Toussaint Gets Married Toussaint Louverture married Suzanne Simone Baptiste Louverture, who was either his godfather's daughter or cousin. Period: Aug 1, 1791 to May 1, 1794 The Haitian Rebellion Toussaint Louverture fights in the slave rebellion and is a key figure in diplomatic talks with French officials. May 4, 1794 Toussaint joins France Toussaint Louverture, learning that France has abolished slavery, Becomes loyal to France. Apr 9, 1796 Toussaint ousts Villate Toussaint Louverture and Saint-Domingue insurrect Villate May 3, 1796 Sonthanax comes Sonthanax, a commissioner sent from France, comes to Saint-Domingue Aug 24, 1797 Toussaint forces Sonthanax to leave Toussaint Louverture forcibly deports Sonthanax from the island Apr 30, 1798 Toussaint signs treaty with Britain Toussaint Louverture signs a treaty with British general Thomas Maitland Nov 22, 1798 Toussaint signs treaty with U.S. Toussaint Louverture sings a treaty with John Adams before France and the U.S. go to war. Period: Jul 8, 1799 to Aug 3, 1800 Civil war Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fight in a civil war, ending with Rigaud fleeing to Guadaloupe Nov 1, 1799 Napoleon passes constitution Napoleon passes a constitution that says that the colonies are subject to "special laws" and forbade toussaint to invade Spanish Santo Domingo Jan 1, 1801 Toussaint invades Spanish territory Toussaint and Tyanchite Moise invade Spanish Santo Domingo against Napoleon's orders and took control of the entire island Jul 7, 1801 Toussaint declares Constitution of 1801 Toussaint sends the Constitution of 1801 he created, which gave France no benifits, to Napoleon. Aug 2, 1801 Napoleon sends troops to Saint-Domingue Napoleon sends a campaign of 20,000 men to Saint-Domingue to seize control of the island and possibly restore slavery May 6, 1802 Louverture signs treaty with Leclerc After much fighting and destruction, Toussaint and Leclerc signed a peace treaty, and Louverture retired. Aug 18, 1802 Toussaint is arrested Toussaint Louverture is arrested by Jean-Baptiste Brunet Apr 7, 1803 Tossaint Louverture dies Toussaint dies in prison at the age of 70.