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Title page to a 1743 copy of the Code Noir
1743 is the year of the birth of Toussaint Louverture, born as François Dominique Toussaint Bréda.

It was also the year of birth for François Galbaud du Fort he was the French general sent to defend Saint-Domingue during the Sonthonax era. Galbaud owned property on the island and immediately sided with the plantation owners against the mulattos.