Alexandre Dumas

1802 - 1870

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Alexandre Dumas (UK: , US: ; French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dymɑ]; born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie ([dymɑ davi də la pajət(ə)ʁi]), 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas père (where père is French for 'father', to distinguish him from his son Alexandre Dumas fils), was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre Dumas has received more than 6,241,977 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Alexandre Dumas is the 40th most popular writer (down from 31st in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from France (down from 21st in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Writer.

Alexandre Dumas is most famous for writing "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo."

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Among writers, Alexandre Dumas ranks 40 out of 5,794Before him are Rumi, Henrik Ibsen, Anne Frank, George Orwell, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Stendhal. After him are Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Giacomo Casanova, and Denis Diderot.

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Among people born in 1802, Alexandre Dumas ranks 2Before him is Victor Hugo. After him are Niels Henrik Abel, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Lajos Kossuth, János Bolyai, Miguel I of Portugal, Elias Lönnrot, Wilhelm Hauff, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, and Antoine Jérôme Balard. Among people deceased in 1870, Alexandre Dumas ranks 2Before him is Charles Dickens. After him are Prosper Mérimée, Robert E. Lee, Frédéric Bazille, Comte de Lautréamont, Alexander Herzen, Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre Dumas ranks 32 out of 5,234Before him are Henri Matisse (1869), Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Stendhal (1783). After him are Émile Durkheim (1858), Marcel Proust (1871), Alain Delon (1935), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Alexandre Dumas ranks 10Before him are Molière (1622), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), Émile Zola (1840), and Stendhal (1783). After him are Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Gustave Flaubert (1821), and Arthur Rimbaud (1854).