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1The name of two French novelists and playwrights.
- 1.1Alexandre (1802–70); known as Dumas père. Although he was a pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, his reputation now rests on his historical adventure novels The Three Musketeers (1844–5) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844–5).
- 1.2Alexandre (1824–95), son of Dumas père; known as Dumas fils. He wrote the novel (and play) La Dame aux camélias (1848), which formed the basis of Verdi's opera La Traviata (1853).
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