Haition Revolution Timeline


Spain Brought 15000 Slaves to the Island of Hispanola


France Establishes Claim on Parts of Hispanola


Treaty of Ryswick, Spain Gives Western Third of Hisp.

September 1697

Failed Mackandal Rebellion


American Declaration of Independence


French Revolution Begins

July 1789

Boukman Rebellion/voodoo Ceremony

August 1789

Haitian Revolution/Slave Uprising Begins

August 1791

Sonthonax's Decree of Emancipation

August 1793

Toussaint Louverture Joins French Troops

May 1794

Napoleon Takes Power in France


Toussaint Issues Constitution of Control of Hispanola

July 1801

Napoleon Sends Laclerc To Saint-Domingue with thousands of troops

December 1801

Napoleon Reestablishes Slavery in French Colonies


Toussaint is Deceived and Imprisoned

August 1802

Toussaint Dies in Jail in the French Alps

April 1803

Battle of Vertieres, Final Defeat of the French Troops

November 1803

Haitian Proclamation of Independence

January 1804

Dessalines Proclaims Himself Emporer of Haiti


Dessalines Assassinated

December 1806

Christophe Becomes President of Haiti

February 1807

Haiti Invades Spanish Side of Hispanola

February 1822