Haitian Revolution Timeline Kota & Devon


Spain brought 15,000 African slaves to the island of Hispaniola


Treaty of Ryswick


Failed Mackandal rebellion


American Declaration of Independence


French Revolution


Haitian Revolution Begins

August 1791

Boukman rebellion/voodoo ceremony

August 1791

Sonthonax's decree of Emancipation

August 1793

Toussaint louverture joins french troops to fight the British and Spanish

may 1794

france establishes claim on parts of hispaniola

October 1795

Toussaint issues a constitution, establishing authority over Hispaniola


Haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery

January 1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to Saint-Domingue with thousands of troops

January 1802

Napoleon re-establishes slavery

may 1802

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

July 1802

Toussaint dies in French Jail

April 1803

Battle of Vertieres, defeat of France

November 1803

Haitian Proclamation Of Independence

January 1804

Dessalines proclaims himself emperor of Haiti

September 1804

Dessalines assassinated

October 1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

February 1807

Napoleon takes power in France