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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, was a French novelist and playwright. 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 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 8,550,873 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 107 in 2019). Alexandre Dumas is the 33rd most popular writer (up from 40th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from France (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Writer.

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

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Alexandre Dumas ranks 33 out of 5,755Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Rumi, Honoré de Balzac, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, and Horace. After him are Aeschylus, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Alexander Pushkin, Marcel Proust, and Hermann Hesse.

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Among people born in 1802, Alexandre Dumas ranks 2Before him is Victor Hugo. After him are Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Niels Henrik Abel, Lajos Kossuth, János Bolyai, Miguel I of Portugal, Elias Lönnrot, Wilhelm Hauff, Charles Wheatstone, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, and Antoine Jérôme Balard. Among people deceased in 1870, Alexandre Dumas ranks 2Before him is Charles Dickens. After him are Robert E. Lee, Prosper Mérimée, Josef Strauss, Comte de Lautréamont, Frédéric Bazille, Alexander Herzen, Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, and Ferdinand von Wrangel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre Dumas ranks 27 out of 6,011Before him are Émile Durkheim (1858), Honoré de Balzac (1799), Napoleon III (1808), Coco Chanel (1883), Paul Cézanne (1839), and Henri Matisse (1869). After him are Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Paul Gauguin (1848), Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Henry IV of France (1553).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Alexandre Dumas ranks 8Before him are Victor Hugo (1802), Jules Verne (1828), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905), Molière (1622), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900), and Honoré de Balzac (1799). After him are Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Octave Mirbeau (1848), Émile Zola (1840), and Stendhal (1783).