Alexandre Dumas, père

Alexandre Dumas

1802 (Villers-Cotterêts, France) – 1870 (Puys)

Châteaubriand was a witness at Dumas’ wedding. He frequented Nodier’s salon de l’Arsenal, along with Hugo, Vigny, Stendhal, Gautier, Lamartine, and Berlioz. Heine, Nadar, Chopin, Nerval, Delacroix and Sand were also among his Paris friends. Andersen, when he visited Paris, diligently sought him out. Hugo, who had a mixture of affection and irritation for Dumas, contributed to the journal he founded, and Dumas dedicated a play to him. Hugo, in political exile in Brussels, visited Dumas, in exile from his debts.