Haitian Revolution Timeline

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Spain brings slaves to island of hispaniola

1517

France establishes claim on parts of Hispanola to France

1664

Treaty of Ryswick

1697

American Declaration Of Independence

1776

Failed Makandal Rebellion

1791

Haitian Revolution begins

1791

Boukman Rebellion

August 1791

French Revolution begins

1792

Sonthanax decree of emancipation

1793

Toussaint Louverture joins French troops

1794

Napoleon takes power in France

1799

Toussaint issues a Constitution

1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to St.Domingue with thousands of troops

October 1801

Napoleon re-establishes slavey in French colonies

1802

Toussaint is deceived and imprisoned

1803

Battle of Vertieres

November 18 1803

Haitian proclamation of Independence

1804

Dessalines proclaims himself emperor of Haiti

October 8 1804

Dessalines assasinated

1806

Christophe becomes president of Haiti

1807

Haiti invade Spanish side

1822

Toussaint dies in jail in French alps

1884