Jean-Jacques Dessalines had Léogâne burned in early 1803, to avoid having to hand the town over to the French troops. (Southey)
Charlemagne Massena Péralte, the leader of the Haitian resistance to the U.S. occupation that had started in 1915, had been a military officer stationed in Léogâne.
He resigned from the military, refusing to surrender to the U.S. troops without a fight. Afterwards he returned to his native town of Hinche and began leading the Cacos against the occupation forces.
- Romaine-la-Prophetesse - A rebel leader and maroon active around Léogâne.
- Edmond de Saint-Léger - French Commissioner who arrived in Saint-Domingue on November 29, 1791; involved in fighting around Léogåne..
- Leogane. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, edited by Saul B. Cohen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. www.bartleby.com. [Accessed on 6/21/2006].
- Southey, Thomas. Chronological History of the West Indies. (1827) London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green.