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Alexandre Dumas père (1802–1870)

His paternal grandparents were Marie Cessete Dumas (a Haitian slave) and Marquis Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie. Antoine disapproved of their son, Thomas-Alexandre, joining the French army under the "Davy de la Pailleterie" name, so Thomas-Alexandre used his mother's surname instead. He became a valued general of Napoleon, and after he married the... See full bio »

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Other Works:

Novel: "Le Boureau de Lille" (filmed as Milady and the Musketeers (1952), See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alejandro Dumas | Alexander Dumas | Alexandre Dumas
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Personal Quote:

To someone who insulted him about his mixed-race background: "It is true. My father was a mulatto, my grandmother was a negress, and my great-grandparents were monkeys. In short, sir, my pedigree begins where yours ends." See more »

Trivia:

Dumas was a chronic insomniac, and his doctor ordered him to eat an apple a at 7:00 AM under the Arch of Triumph in Paris. The reasoning was that this would force him into a regular pattern of rising and retiring. See more »

Star Sign:

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