Definition of Toussaint L'Ouverture in English:

Toussaint L'Ouverture

proper noun

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


Toussaint L'Ouverture

/to͞oˌsän ˌlo͞overˈto͞or/ /tuˌsɑn ˌluvɛrˈtur/