The Haitian Revolution was the most successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves in the Western Hemisphere against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began on 22 August 1791, and ended in 1804 with the former colony’s independence.
Toussaint Louverture started it. Jean-Jacques Dessalines finished it.
Dates: Aug 14, 1791 – Jan 1, 1804
Results: French colonial government expelled (Haitian victory), Massacre of the French (Haitian victory)
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