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Alexandre Dumas

Author Alexandre Dumas

Full Name: Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie
Profession: Author

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: One of the most widely read French authors, with perhaps his two most famous novels being "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Three Musketeers". These novels and others have been adapted into countless films over the years.

Dumas' father was a Haitian-born French general who was the son of a French nobleman and a slave from Haiti which was then a French colony. Dumas himself was married four times and may have had as many as forty mistresses.

Born: July 24, 1802
Birthplace: Aisne, France
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 5, 1870 (aged 68)

Married Life

  • 1840-02-01 Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

Historical Events

  • 2002-07-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony
  • 2005-06-03 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

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