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Profile: Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Positions that Jean-Jacques Dessalines has held:

  • Emperor of the Dominican Republic (1804-1806)

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a participant or observer in the following events:

January 1, 1804: Haiti Declares Independence

General Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares Haiti’s independence, after crushing the French army sent by Napoleon to re-enslave it following the world’s first successful slave revolt. Dessalines quickly makes himself emperor. [Rogozinski, 1992; Dunkel, 1994]

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Timeline Tags: US-Haiti (1804-2005)


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