Hatian revolution timeline


Spain brought 15,000 african slaves to island of Hispaniola


Treaty of ryswick-Spain cedes western third of hispaniola to france


Failed Mackandal rebellion


American declaration of independence

July 1776

French revolution begins

July 1789

Hatian revolution/slave uprisings begins

August 1791

Boukman rebellion/voodoo ceremony

August 1791

Sonthonaz's decree of emancipation

August 1793

Toussaint joins French troops to fight the British and Spanish

May 1794

France establishes claim on parts if Hispaniola

October 1795

Napoleon takes power in France


haiti invades Spanish side of Hispaniola and ends slavery there

January 1801

Toussaint issues a constitution, officially establshing his authority

July 1801

Napoleon sends Leclerc to saint domingue with thousands of troops

January 1802

Napoleon re-establishes slavey in French colonies

May 1802

Toussaint is decieved and imprisoned

June 1802

Toussaint dies in jail in the french alps

April 1803

Haitian proclamation of independence

November 1803

Battle of vertieres, final defeat of the french troops by Dessalines and Petion

November 1803

Dessalines proclaims himself emperor of Haiti

September 1804

Dessalines assasinated

October 1806

Chirtophe becomes president of Hatti