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Spain brrought 15,000 African slaves to island of Hispanolia

1517

France establishes claim on parts of Hispaniola

1664

Treaty of Ryswick

20 September 1697

American declaration of independence

4 July 1776

French revolution begins

14 July 1789

Failed Mackandal rebellion

1791

Haitian revolution/slave uprising begins

14 August 1791

Boukman Rebellion

1793

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

29 August 1793

Toussaint Louverture joins French troops to fight the British and Spanish

May 1794

Napoleon takes power in France

9 November 1799

Toussaint issues a revolution

16 July 1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to Saint-Domingue with thousands of troops

24 October 1801

Toussaint is decieved and imprisoned

25 August 1802

Toussaint dies in jail

7 April 1803

Battle of Vertieres, final defeat of the French troops by Dessalines and Petion

18 November 1803

Haitian proclamation of Independence

1 January 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself emperor

September 1804

Dessalines assassinated

17 October 1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

17 February 1807

Haiti invades spanish side of Hispanolia

1822