- Jean Jacques [zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.
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Historical Examples of 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 cannot help it; I must do so, rather than go and be a butcher in the mornes with Dessalines.
- Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk). ?1758–1806, emperor of Haiti (1804–06) after driving out the French; assassinated