Alexandre Dumas, fils( 27 July 1824 - 27 November 1895 )
Alexandre Dumas, fils was a French author and playwright, best known for the romantic novel, >La Dame aux Camélias , published in 1848, which was adapted into Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La Traviata , as well as numerous stage and film productions, usually titled Camille in English-language versions.
Dumas, fils was the son of Alexandre Dumas, père , also a well-known playwright and author of classics such as The Three Musketeers. Dumas, fils was admitted to the ">Académie française in 1874 and awarded the >Légion d'honneur in 1894.
Dumas was born in Paris, France, the illegitimate child of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay , a dressmaker, and novelist >Alexandre Dumas. In 1831 his father legally recognized him and ensured that the young Dumas received the best education possible at the Instit...