Louis Jacques Bauvais

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Brigade General Louis Jacques Bauvais (also Beauvais) (1759 - September, 12 1799) was the charismatic and respected leader of the mulatto revolt. French-educated, handsome, and quiet, Bauvais had served in America during the American Revolution. (Parkinson, p. 58)

Regarding the spelling of his name, Carolyn Fick tells us that he signed his own correspondence "Bauvais". (p. 306 n7)

See also


  • Fick, Carolyn E. (1990). The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 0-87049-667-0.
  • Parkinson, Wenda (1978). This Gilded African. London: Quartet Books. ISBN 0-7043-2187-4