- Jean Jacques [zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.
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Never was sick man more impatient to be strong than Dessalines.
Madame Dessalines was among those; and one of the most eager to be gone.
“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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