- Jean Jacques [zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.
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Examples from the Web for dessalines
Madame Dessalines was among those; and one of the most eager to be gone.
Never was sick man more impatient to be strong than Dessalines.
“I wish you could tell us when it would come,” said Dessalines.
Ay, Dessalines—and he might have a court—such a wife as he would carry.
“I will send a messenger from my guard to General Dessalines, this day,” said Toussaint.
- Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk). ?1758–1806, emperor of Haiti (1804–06) after driving out the French; assassinated
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