Toussaint, which means "all saints" in French, was born on a plantation. He was a weak and small child.
He was well educated by his godfather. By the age of 20 he could speak three different languages. The languages he could speak were French, Creole, and Latin. He a great knowledge of medicinal plants.
He married a woman named Suzzane Simone Baptise in 1782. He had many children before he married her, but many of them died before he did. The two sons that came from this marriage names were Issac and Saint-Jean. His oldest son was adopted.
It took Toussaint a while to join the Haitian Revolution. Weeks after it started he took his family to a Spanish Colony of Santo Domingo to keep them safe and to help the supervisors of the plantation of Breda off the island. Then he became one of the leaders of the rebellion.
January 1802, the French soldiers landed in Saint-Domingue and ordered to get rid of Toussaint. Napolean Bonatparte wanted Saint-Domingue but Toussiant told him he could get it back if he got rid of slavery. Napolen agreed and they went to Paris to disscuss. While he was in paris the french people sai that he was about to start another rebellion, so he was sent to jail.