He and his half-brother Placide were sent to France in 1797 to be educated. "A large crowd gathered to see them off, for they were popular on the island." (Parkinson, p. 111) In February of 1802, Placide and his brother arrived back in Saint-Domingue with the troops of the French General Leclerc, after Napoléon Bonaparte had given orders to expel the siblings from France.
- Memoir of Toussaint Louverture, Written by Himself - Several passages mention Isaac Louverture.
- Napoléon letter to Toussaint Louverture (1801) - Letter in which the French ruler announces his intent to send Toussaint's children back to Saint-Domingue.
- Siblings of Isaac Louverture:
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