Alexandre 1802-70; Fr. novelist & playwright: called Dumas père
Alexandre 1824-95; Fr. playwright & novelist: called Dumas fils: son of Dumas père
See Dumas in American Heritage Dictionary 4
French writer of swashbuckling historical romances, such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers (both 1844). His son Alexandre (1824-1895), known as “Dumas fils,” was a dramatist whose works include La Dame aux Camélias (1852).