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Du·mas(do͞o-mä′, dyo͞o-, dü-), Alexandre Known as "Dumas père." 1802-1870.
French writer of swashbuckling historical romances, such as The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1846). His son Alexandre (1824-1895), known as "Dumas fils," was a dramatist whose works include La Dame aux camélias (1852).
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1. (Biography) Alexandre (alɛksɑ̃drə), known as Dumas père. 1802–70, French novelist and dramatist, noted for his historical romances The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) and The Three Musketeers (1844)
2. (Biography) his son, Alexandre, known as Dumas fils. 1824–95, French novelist and dramatist, noted esp for the play he adapted from an earlier novel, La Dame aux camélias (1852)
3. (Biography) Jean-Baptiste André (ʒɑ̃batist ɑ̃dre). 1800–84, French chemist, noted for his research on vapour density and atomic weight
4. (Biography) Marlene. born 1953, South African painter; esp of expressionist portraits and nudes
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Alexandre ( “Dumas père” ), 1802–70, and his son, Alexandre ( “Dumas fils” ), 1824–95, French playwrights and novelists.
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