Toussaint Louverture Biography, François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile, François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, Haitian Revolution, Haitian Political Leader, Haitian Politician, Haitian Military

Toussaint L’Ouverture born May 20, 1743, had a large, albeit indirect, influence on the end of slavery in the British Empire. By forcing British troops to withdraw in 1798, L’Ouverture showed British officers what determined military opponents enslaved people fighting for their freedom could be. Of the more than 20,000 British soldiers sent to St Domingue during five years of fighting, over 60% died during the conflict. François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile. Read more