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Alexandre Dumas Jr

Alexandre Dumas Jr Biography

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ABOUT
French author and playwright who is best known for his novel-turned-melodrama, Camille. Known as Alexandre Dumas, fils, he was the son of the renowned novelist, Alexandre Dumas.
BEFORE FAME
He was born in Paris as the illegitimate son of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay and Alexandre Dumas. His father seized custody of him and sent him to the prestigious Collège Bourbon.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Nadezhda von Knorring in 1864; together, the couple had two daughters. Following his first wife's death, he wed Henriette Régnier de La Brière.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His best-known work, Camille, inspired Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera, La Traviata.
TRIVIA
His works were largely inspired by his unstable early family life.

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