Facts about Alexandre Dumas
He also became very popular for his travel books which he wrote a number of during several years of traveling when he was out of favor in France.
He married Marguerite-Josephine Ferrand in 1840 but had many affairs and was
the father of at least four children but not
with his wife, Alexander Dumas was his first
son, Marie-Alexandrine was his first
was his second daughter and Henry Bauer was
his second son.
eldest son followed in his footsteps and
also became a successful playwright and
novelist. He is said to have any many
mistresses. He built his own home, the
Chateau de Monte-Christo which still stands
and is a museum.
Alexandre Dumas Fact File Biography: Lifespan: (1802 - 1870) *** Full Name: Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie *** Date of Birth: Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24th 1802 *** Place of Birth: Alexandre Dumas was born in Villers-Cotterets, Aisne, France *** Occupation: French Writer *** Date of Death: Alexandre Dumas died on December 5th 1870 *** Place of Death: Alexandre Dumas Puys, Seine-Maritime, France ***
Alexandre Dumas Fact 1: Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24th 1802 in Villers-Cotterets, Aisne, France and would become a writer.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 2: Family: He came from a family background where on his father side were nobles and his motherís side slaves. The names of his parents were Thomas-Alexandre Dumas and Marie-Louise Elisabeth Labouret who was the daughter of an innkeeper. Alexandre Davyís grandparents were the son of the marquis Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie of a French noble family and a general commissaire in the colonies where he met Marie-Cessette Duma who was a slave of Afro-Caribbean lineage who became his mother. As a young boy, Thomas-Alexandre was taken to France where he was declared legally free of slavery. He was educated in a military school and joined the army thereafter. He would however, fall out with his father in later years and began using his motherís name, Dumas. Having joined the military his career was outstanding and he would also become the first Afro-Antillean mixed race soldier to reach the rank of general in the French army by the time he was thirty one years old. When Alexandre was a boy of four years his father died of cancer. Siblings: He grew up with a younger sister, Louise-Alexandrine.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 3:
Education: He was educated very
minimally. Once his father had died
his mother had little money in which
to see her son properly educated but
even so he could read and read any
book he could hold of as well as
managing to teach himself Spanish.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 9: As time went on and life settled after the Revolution, it was a very good time for Dumas and his skill in literacy as press censorship ended and the economy improved.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 10:
Having written several plays that
were successful for him, he began to
turn his attention towards novel
Alexandre Dumas Fact 16: So popular did his novels become they would soon be translated into other languages including English.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 17: His novels made him a very wealthy man and he led a life of luxury although he was frequently broke.
Alexandre Dumas Fact 18:
At a point in his life where he
found it necessary to travel, from
France to Belgium, because the newly
elected Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte did
not like him. From Belgium he went
to Russia where their second
language among the nobles was French
and they adored his work and from
Russia he travelled to Italy where
he spent three years before
returning to France in 1864.
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