Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802, in Villerscotterts, France. He embraced the last name “Dumas” from his grandma, a former Haitian slave. Dumas created himself as one among the most famous writers in France, known for plays and historical adventure novels like The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. He expired on December 5, 1870, in Puys, France. Early Life The Dumas family name was adopted from Alexandre’s grandma, an enslaved Haitian girl named Marie-Csette Dumas. Thomas Alexandre chose the name Dumas when he enlisted in Napoleon’s military, where he got the dubious nickname “Black Devil.”
Thomas Alexandre climbed to the rank of general in the age of 31, the best ranking of any black man in a European military. ThomasAlexandreleft the armed forces carrying out a disagreement with Napoleon over his Egypt campaign. He wasimprisonedfor almost two years and expired soon after his release.. After her husband’s departure, Marie Louise Labouret worked difficult to offer an education for her son. Dumas attended Abb Grgoire’s school before dropping out to take a job helping an area notary.
He was employed as a scribe for the duc d’Orlans (afterwards named King Louis Philippe) during the 1830 revolution. He started writing plays, both comedies and dramas. Dumas’s Romantic style frequently compared to that of his contemporary and rival, Victor Hugo proved to be extremely popular. Dumas was a prolific writer of essays, short stories and novels, in addition to plays and travelogues. He reached widespread success using the novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, initially released as serials.
Using the money he brought in from releasing his novels, Dumas bought property and constructed the Chteau de Monte Cristo in Port Marly, Yvelines, France. This house (that’s today a museum) was designed to be a refuge for the writer, and he spent much of his time writing and amusing there before debt overtook him, driving him to sell the house. He fled to Belgium in 1851, and after to Russia, to evade lenders. Dumas continued to release novels, including travel publications on Russia, during his amount of exile. In 1840, Dumas married celebrity Ida Ferrier, but continued his relationships with other girls. He’d at least one daughter, Marie Alexandrine, out of wedlock, and dated considerably younger girls in his old age. Dumas expired on December 5, 1870, at his son’s residence in Puys, France. He was entombed in the graveyard of Villerscotterts.