affranchis Julien Raimond dies. Before his death, he had helped to draft the constitution of 1801.
In 1801 Napoléon Bonaparte dispatches troops, commanded by his brother in law Leclerc, to recapture Saint-Domingue from the forces of Toussaint Louverture. The majority of the French sail from Brest with Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse.
- On March 4 U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated.
- On July 3 Toussaint Louverture signs the 1801 constitution of Saint-Domingue in Le Cap
- On July 4 the newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Saint-Domingue, Tobias Lear, arrives in the colony. He replaces Dr. Edward Stevens.
- On July 7 the constitution of 1801 was read in public.
- The Constitution of 1801 was promulgated on July 8 by the Governor General Toussaint Louverture. Toussaint sends Charles-Humbert-Marie de Vincent to present the constitution and accompanying letter to Napoléon.
- One of the leading Generals of the early years of the Haitian Revolution, Georges Biassou, dies on July 14 in St. Augustine, Florida. He was in the service of the Spanish colony at the time.
- On July 17 Tobias Lear writes a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison. reporting about a meeting with his predecessor Dr. Edward Stevens and a meeting with Moïse, Henri Christophe and Toussaint Louverture.
- On October 3 Admiral Denis Decrès becomes the French Minister of Marine and the Colonies, he stays in that position until April 1, 1814.
- On October 21 Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité marries Jean-Jacques Dessalines, one of the Generals of the Haitian Revolution.
- On November 9 General Moïse is executed on the orders of Toussaint Louverture, his uncle.
- On November 18 Napoléon Bonaparte writes a letter to Toussaint Louverture informing him, that in his view, that Toussaint's Constitution of 1801 "contains some [provisions] that are contrary to the dignity and sovereignty of the French people".
- On November 25 Toussaint issues his 'Dictatorial Proclamation' as his biographer Schoelcher called it.
- Constitution de 1801 - (French language text)