Thomas-Alexandre Dumas

1762 - 1806

Thomas-Alexandre Dumas

Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (French: [tɔma alɛksɑ̃dʁ dyma davi də la pajətʁi]; also known as Alexandre Dumas; 25 March 1762 – 26 February 1806) was a French general in Revolutionary France. With Toussaint Louverture and Abram Petrovich Gannibal in Imperial Russia, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas stands as one of the highest-ranking men of African descent (his father being white, and his mother black) ever to lead a European army. He was the first person of color in the French military to become brigadier general, the first to become divisional general, and the first to become general-in-chief of a French army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas has received more than 802,097 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 496th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas ranks 498 out of 1,194Before him are Oenomaus, Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Elyesa Bazna, Henri Guisan, Maarten Tromp, and Theodoros Kolokotronis. After him are Kenji Doihara, Max Hoffmann, Hisaichi Terauchi, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, Thersites, and Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier.

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Among people born in 1762, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas ranks 10Before him are Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Gia Long, Pierre André Latreille, and Theroigne de Mericourt. After him are Jacques Balmat, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Spencer Perceval, Giovanni Aldini, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine, and James Hoban. Among people deceased in 1806, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas ranks 20Before him are William Pitt the Younger, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Johann Christoph Adelung, Nicolas Leblanc, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, and Mungo Park. After him are Michel Adanson, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Vicente Martín y Soler, and George Stubbs.

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In Haiti

Among people born in Haiti, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas ranks 5 out of 41Before him are François Duvalier (1907), Toussaint Louverture (1743), Alexandre Pétion (1770), and John James Audubon (1785). After him are Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951), Jean-Pierre Boyer (1776), René Préval (1943), Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc (1756), Faustin Soulouque (1782), Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953), and Leslie Manigat (1930).


Among military personnels born in Haiti, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas ranks 1

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