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Alexandre Dumas Pere was born in Villers-Cotterts on 24 July 1802 His father was Thomas Alexandre died four years after his birth in 1806 Brought up by his mother Marie Louise-Elizabeth Labouret were said to be happy and he became a lawyers office boy when he left In 1822 he met one of the leading French actors of the time Talma and planned his future career as a playwright despite the fact that his earlier works had not been successful or indeed published Although Alexandre Dumas wrote an incredible number of novels and became Frances most popular author of all time Many of his novels dealt with the history of France England Spain and the surrounding countries He used real life events for the backbone of his stories If the real life event was not exciting enough he would add his on little twst to it to make it more exciting to the reader Many of his characters including the famous Musketeers were based on real people The first appearance of Les Trois Mousquetaires The Three Musketeers was shown in Le Siecl from March to July The next year Alexandre put out a sequel to Les Trois Mousquetaires which was called Vingt Ans Aprs Twenty Years After The third and final part of his Les Trois Mousquetaires saga was presented from October 1847 until January 1850 although Dix Ans Plus Tard ou Le Vicomte de Bragelonn 10 Years After or The Vicomte de Bragelonn sometimes entitled Bragelonn or the Son of Athos was so long that it is now published as three separate novels Le Vicomte de Bragelonn Louise de la Vallire and The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre died of a stock on December 5 1870 Shortly before his death a group of Cuban cigar workers who had immigrated to the US contacted Dumas with the request that they wanted to honor him by using one of his characters to name a
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