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Zévaco, Michel (1860-1918) He was one of the three great authors of "romans de cape et d'épée" being Dumas, Michel Zévaco, and Paul Féval. Zévaco wrote the novel Buridan, Heros de la Tour de Nesle which I believe is based on Dumas' play La Tour de Nesle
Young, Katherine  
Wormeley, Katherine Prescott (1830-1908) Translated many works of Alexandre Dumas into English at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, including Le Speronare and many of the standards in the Dumas repertoire. Her translations were published by J. M. Dent in London. (BD Jan. 14th.) She was known for her translations of Balzac. 
Winterhalter, Franz Xavier (1805-1873) Portraitist. 
Williams, Henry Llewellyn, Jr. (1842-) Translated many works of Alexandre Dumas into English for lesser-known American publishers, often with unusual or variant titles. His translations included The Man of the People (La Comtesse de Charny) and Balsamo the Magician, (Mémoires d'un médecin) published by William H. Davis. In the early 1900s, Williams wrote several "novelizations" of Dumas plays. In 1901, Williams wrote an original work D'Artagnan the King-Maker, published by Street & Smith (reprinted 1989) using the characters of D'Artagnan and Porthos. Williams' book was inaccurately described by the publisher as "by Alexandre Dumas." 
Werner, Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias (1768-1823) German romantic author turned priest. Often called Zacharias Werner. He wrote Der 24 Februar (1815) which Dumas used for Le vingt-quatre février
Weimer, Marguerite-Joséphine (1787-1867) Known as Mademoiselle Georges. Actress at the Comédie-Française, l'Odéon, and the Théâtre Porte Saint-Martin. She appeared in La Tour de Nesle. She had a long-standing relationship with Charles-Jean Harel, manager of the Odéon Theatre. 
Wasa, Kristina (1626-1689) Christine, Queen of Sweden 1644-1654. Dumas wrote a play, Christine, ou Stockholm, Fontainebleau, et Rome about an episode in her life. 
Waldor, Mélanie (1796-1871) One of Dumas' mistresses. Dors à mes pieds is a poem written by her. 
Wagrez, Jacques Clement (1850-1908) French artist who illustrated Crimes célèbres
von Keler, Theodore Maximilian R. (1877-1927) Wrote a Little Blue Book on the Man in the Iron Mask. 
Vigny, Alfred de (1797-1863) Romantic poet and contemporary of Dumas. 
Vigée Le Brun, Elisabeth Louise  
Vidocq, Eugène-François (1775-1857) French detective who founded the Sûreté. He appears as a character in Gabriel Lambert
Van Muyden, Evert (1853-1922) Artiste suisse. Peintre animalier, aquafortiste.
Swiss artist. Animal painter and etcher. 
Ungher-Sabatier, Caroline (1803-1877) A Hungarian alto soloist and briefly a mistress of Dumas (1836). Famed for her performance in Bellini's Norma and Donizetti's Parisina. Dumas wrote about her in Aventure d'Amour
Trelawny, Edward John (1792 - 1881) Edward John Trelawny wrote a book called Adventures of a Younger Son about his life as a pirate. Victor Perceval translated this and Dumas published it as Un Cadet de Famille
Thomson, J.  
Teannin, F. E.  
Taylor, Isidore Séverin Justin (1789-1879) Royal commissioner of the Théâtre-Français. He had an important part in getting Dumas' wearly works on stage, especially Christine. Dumas dedicated Henri III et sa cour to him. Dumas wrote an article about him in Souvenirs dramatiques. See also Le Capitaine Paul and Quinze jours à Sinaï
Tawse, Sybil  
Talma, François-Joseph (1763-1826) Talma was a famous french actor. He was in the company of the Comédie-Française and was part of Napoléon's intimate circle. 
Sue, Marie-Joseph (1804-1857) Called himself Eugène Sue. A contemporary of Dumas best known today for his Les Mystères de Paris, Le Juif Errant, and Les Mystères du peuple
Stowe, Richard S.  
Steiler, Josef  
Spurr, Harry A. (-1906) Spurr wrote a biography and has translated many works. 
Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, Charles de (1836-1907) Book collector and bibliophile. Vicomte. 
Soulié, Frédéric (1800-1847) Helped write Les Puritains d'Écosse. Dumas wrote Un Article Nécrologique sur Frédérick Soulié about him. 
Smith, D. Murray  
Slater, Ivan H. (1900-1968) A Dumas researcher whose collection of Alexandre Dumas papers is available at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. 
Skinner, E. F.  
Seguin (-1809)  
Schopp, Claude (1943-) Editor, researcher, and instructor. 
Saphir Viennese humorist whose work Dumas published in Saphir, pierre précieuse montée par Alexandre Dumas. Saphir wrote the story which Dumas published as Les Étoiles commis-voyageurs
Sanjyuko, Chiba  
Sand, George (1804-1876) Author born Lucile-Aurore Dupin. She was a friend of both Dumas père and Dumas fils
Sand, Karl-Ludwig (1795-1820) German nationalist student who murdered the German dramatists and traitor August von Kotzebue. Dumas wrote a story Karl Ludwig Sand about the assassination. 
Saint-Beuve, Charles-Augustin (1804-1869) The "father of modern criticism." 
Rypinski, Arthur D. Arthur has contributed many reviews and pictures to this website. Please send him thanks. 
Rousseau, Pierre-Joseph (1797-1849) Friend of Dumas' who collaborated on La Chasse et L'Amour and about who Dumas wrote James Rousseau. [I do not know why he was sometimes called James.] 
Rountree, Harry (1878-1950)  
Rouget de Lisle, Claude-Joseph (1760-1836) A minor poet and musician who was famous for composing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. 
Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868) Un Dîner chez Rossini takes place at this famous composer's home. 
Ross, Michael (1905-?) Wrote Alexandre Dumas
Romand, M. Hippolyte Wrote Le Bourgeois de Gand
Robert, Louis-Léopold (1794 - 1835) Léopold Robert était une graveur et peintre. Dumas lui a attribué une portrait de la mère d'Albert dans Le Comte de Monte Cristo. Dumas parle de lui aussi dans Le Corricolo.

A single portrait, signed by Leopold Robert, shone in its carved and gilded frame. This portrait attracted the Count of Monte Cristo's attention, for he made three rapid steps in the chamber, and stopped suddenly before it. It was the portrait of a young woman of five or six and twenty, with a dark complexion, and light and lustrous eyes, veiled beneath long lashes. She wore the picturesque costume of the Catalan fisherwomen, a red and black bodice, and golden pins in her hair. She was looking at the sea, and her form was outlined on the blue ocean and sky. 
Reutlinger, Charles  
Reed, Frank Wild (1874-1953) Mr. Reed was a great scholar of Dumas. He wrote the most comprehensive bibliography of Dumas. The F. W. Reed Collection, the largest Dumas collection in the world, is kept in the Auckland Central City Library and is maintained by Donald Kerr, Printed Collections Librarian, Auckland Central Library.

He sometimes used the pseudonym "Calamus." 
Reber, Napoléon-Henri (1807-1880) Compositeur. Professeur de composition à la Consérvatoire 1862-1880. Massenet a écrit dans ses souvenirs a ses petits-enfants: "J’allai dans la classe d’Henri Reber, de l’Institut. C’était un musicien exquis et délicat, de la race des maîtres du dix-huitième siècle. Sa musique en dégageait tout le parfum." 
Quérard, Joseph-Marie (1797-1865) A noted French bibliographer. 
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich (1799-1837) Pushkin (Poushkin, Pouchkine) was a Russian contemporary of Dumas whose stories Dumas translated into French. Some of these include Le Chasse-Neige, Un Coup de Feu, and Le Faiseur de cerceuil. Dumas translated more than a few of his poems, and wrote The Poet Poushkin about him in En Russie. He wrote many poems of which Dumas translated these: Le Palais Rouge, Pierre Le Grand, Épigramme, Les Nuits de Saint-Pétersbourg, Quatrain sur un mariage, À des Décembristes exilés en Sibérie, Amour, Les Deux Corbeaux, L'Écho, Sur la mort de Paul I, Toast à des Décembristes envoyés en Sibérie, Un Couplet, and one of the Quatrains à Mademoiselle Ernestine Aubourg. Portrait
Ponces, Nuno Nuno has contributed much to this site. 
Poitevin, Auguste (1834-1897) Journaliste. - Auteur dramatique. - Romancier. Pseudonymes "Maurice Drack" et "Panurge." Il a écrit la drame La San Felice après l'oeuvre de Dumas' du même titre
Philippoteaux, Félix (1815-1884) Peintre et illustrateur français. Illustrated many works, including Les Trois Mousquetaires, Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louis XVI et la Révolution, and La San-Felice
Petit, Pierre (1832-1909) Photographer. 
Pavie, Victor (1808-1886) Author, and friend of Dumas, especially from 1826 to 1830. Pavie lived in Angers and ran a family printing business. He studied law in Paris, and was one of "the romantics." 
Patterson, Malcolm  
Parran, Alphonse Parran wrote a bibliography of Dumas used extensively by F. W. Reed. He called himself "un bibliophile cévenol" (a bibliophile from Cévennes.) 
Orr, Munro S. 1906, England 
Orr, Stewart  
Nodier, Charles (1780-1844) Écrivain des romans noirs et des contes fantastiques, et ami de Dumas.

An author and friend of Dumas. Librarian of Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal . Wrote Souvenirs de la Révolution which was essential in Dumas' Les Blancs et les Bleus and Les Compagnons de Jéhu. Wrote an introduction to Jehanne la Pucelle, 1429-1431. Dumas credits Nodier for the story of Femme au collier de velours and the whole of the first chapter is a reminiscence of Nodier's life. 
Nerval, Gérard de (1808-1855) Author of poetry and prose. He helped write L'Alchimiste and Piquillo
Nanteuil, Célestin (1813-1873) Book illustrator. Illustrated books by many French romantic authors. 
Nadar (1820-1910) Pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon. He photographed many of the celebrities in the 1800s. 
Musset, Alfred de (1810-1857) Poet and author. 
Murch, Alma Elizabeth Has translated some works. 
Munro, Douglas (-ca1994) A bibliographer and translator of many of Dumas' works. His collection of Dumas material is at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. 
Mote, W. H. Engraver. 
Morlock, Frank J. (1941-) Frank Morlock is an accomplished translator and has translated Hamlet, Dr. Sturler's Experiment (epilogue to Comte Hermann), Napoleon Bonaparte, The Musketeers, The Barricades of Clichy, Lorenzino, The Vampire, Le Vingt-quatre février, Antony, La Reine Margot, Caligula, Urbain Grandier, Monte Cristo, The Whites and the Blues, The Youth of Louis XIV, Kean and many others. He has written an article on Napoleon for the Napoleonic Journal.

Frank and has done many other translations of interest. There are Hugo's dramas, Les Miserables, Ninety Three, Hans of Iceland, and Notre Dame de Paris; Drack's La San Felice; Merville's At Twenty One Years of Age!; Berleux's The End of Murat; and Verlaine's Madame Aubin. Then on the Gaslight 19th Century Literature Page there's The Yiddish Hamlet, and on CadyTech, Dumas fils' A Wedding Visit.

Several plays have been added to Project Gutenberg including Madame Aubin by Verlaine, Signora Fantastici by Madame de Stael, Socrates by Voltaire, The Unforseen Return by Regnard, The Spirit of Contradiction by Dufresny, and The Forfeiture, also by Dufresny. He also has three plays published electronically by Rogue Publishing: The Man in The Iron Mask (by Dumas et. al.) and Young Figaro and Spiritism both by Victorien Sardou. He has also translated Balzac's Peau de Chagrin
Monziès, Louis (1849-1930) De "L'intermédiaire des chercheurs et curieux" 10 mai 1930, page 405: "Louis Monziès (XCII, 286) -- Artiste peintre et graveur, conservateurs des musées de la ville du Mans, médaillé de 1870, né le 28 mai 1849 à Montauban, décédé le 13 mars 1930 au Mans, dans son domicile, 6, rue Couvin, dans sa 81e année. 
Montès, Lola (1818-1861) Dancer who had a brief affair with Dumas. Born in Limerick, Ireland as Maria Dolores Eliza Gilbert. 
Montépin, Xavier de (1823-1902) Collaborated with Dumas on La Tour Saint-Jacques
Monpou, Hippolyte (1804-1841) Compositeur et organiste parisien. 
Mogador, Céleste (1824-1909) Comtesse Céleste de Chabrillan. "Inventor" of the Can-Can. She wrote the novel Les Voleurs d'or from which Dumas wrote a play. 
Mirecourt, Eugène de (1812-1880) (real name Charles Jean-Baptiste Jacquot) published a scathing pamphlet Fabrique de Romans: Maison Alexandre Dumas & Cie which claimed that most of Dumas' work was written by other writers. Dumas successfully sued de Mirecourt, who was discredited and sentenced to a fortnight in prison for slander. 
Meyer, H.  
Meurice, Paul (1818-1905)     Meurice was best-known as a protégé and close friend of Hugo, whose liberal journal L'Evénement Meurice edited until its condemnation after the 1851 coup d'état.
     He helped write Amaury and Ascanio and helped translate Hamlet, prince de Danemark. It is generally accepted that he wrote The Two Dianas (both novel and play), and Benvenuto Cellini 
Méry, François-Joseph-Pierre-Agnès (1797-1866) Poet, author, and collaborator of Dumas. He is credited in part with writing Le Médecin de Java and La Chasse au Chastre. Bouts-Rimés comes from a rhyming puzzle given to him. 
Merrill, Frank Thayer (1848-) Illustrator. 
Mérimée, Prosper (1803-1870) Novelist and friend of Dumas. Dumas dedicated a volume of Les Frères corses to him. 
Menken, Adah Isaacs (1835-1868) Actress adored by Dumas. 
Ménessier-Nodier, Marie Antoinette Élisabeth (1811-) Fille de Charles Nodier. Elle a écrit une biographie de Nodier.

Daughter of Charles Nodier and author of a biography of Nodier. 
Mélingue, Étienne Marin (1808-1875) An actor who played in Benvenuto Cellini, La Jeunesse des Mousquetaires, La Dame de Monsoreau, and Don Juan de Marana among others. 
McNair, William Allan  
McLellan, A. M.  
Maynard, Félix (1813-1858) Doctor and traveller. Wrote a book for which Dumas wrote a preface. Dumas edited and published Les Baleiniers, by Maynard. 
Maurois, André (1885-1967) Novelist. Born Émile Herzog. 
Matania, Fortunino (1881-1963) Illustrator. 
Margall, Francisco  
Maquet, Auguste (1813-1888) A collaborator of Alexandre Dumas. Many of Dumas' famous works were co-written with Maquet, such as Le Comte de Monte-Cristo and Les Trois Mousquetaires (and its sequels Vingt Ans après and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne).
     He co-wrote the "Valois Romances", including La Reine Margot, La dame de Monsoreau, and Les Quarante-Cinq.
     Maquet also co-wrote four of the "Marie Antoinette" romances, including Mémoires d'un médecin: Joseph Balsamo, Le collier de la reine, Ange Pitou, and Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge.
     He also co-wrote Le Chevalier d'Harmental, and the sequel Une Fille du Régent.
     In addition, he helped write La guerre des femmes and Sylvandire (Beau Tancred).
     Maquet was a history professor, and a later a writer. They first met when Maquet's play The Night of Mardi-Gras was given to Dumas by a friend who asked him to rewrite it. The new drama was christened Bathilde and was a success. Maquet gave another novel Good Old Buvat to Dumas, who got it published in a serial format as Le Chevalier d'Harmental. The publisher insisted that a novel by Dumas was worth many times more than a novel by Dumas and Maquet, thus though Maquet was paid a huge amount, 8000 francs, Dumas was the only name on it.
     Dumas and Maquet soon realized that people clamored for romanticized history, thus were written several novels.
     Maquet would write the rough draft, and Dumas would add details, characters, and dialogue, and lengthen the story (as they were paid by the line.)
     While Dumas died poor, Maquet died rich. 
Mallefille, Jean Pierre Félicien (1813-1868) A friend of Dumas who helped write Georges 
Mahalin, Paul (1838-1899) (pseud. de Émile Blondet) Forged a sequel to Le Vicomte de Bragelonne
Lucas-Dubreton, Jean (1883-) French biographer. 
Lucas, Alfred Quérard states that Lucas wrote the novel Les vrais mystères de Paris. The book is credited to Vidocq
Louis-Philippe (1773-1850) Roi des Français de 1830 à 1848. Dumas wrote L'Histoire de la Vie Politique et Privée de Louis-Philippe about him. He employed Dumas at one time, and his eldest son, the Duc d'Orleans, was a patron of Dumas. (See Caligula.) 
Louis XVI (1754-1793) King of France from 1774 to 1793. Guillotined in the French Revolution. Married Marie Antoinette. 
Louis de Bourbon (1530-1569) Louis de Bourbon was a leader of the Huguenot party in France, and, as described in L'Horoscope, was implicated in a plan to overthrow the King, "The Conspiracy of Amboise." 
Lockroy, Édouard (1838-1913) Real name is Étienne Auguste Édouard Simon. 
Lister, Henry Bertram He translated The Alchemist and added a third act. 
Lhérie, Léon (1805-1859) Collaborated with Dumas. Used the pseudonym Brunswick. 
Lévy, Michel (1821-1875) Founder of the publishing company Calmann-Lévy which published most of the great writers of the mid 1800's. 
Leuven, Adolphe Ribbing de (1800-1884) Helped write Les Abencérages, and La Chasse et l'Amour, Le Dîner d'Amis, Roman d'Elvire, and Le Major de Strasbourg
Lermina, Jules Hippolyte (1839-1915) Wrote sequels to The Count of Monte-Cristo. Also wrote under the pseudonym "William Cobb". 
Lemaître, Frédérick (1800-1876) Born Antoine-Louis-Prosper Lemaître. He was a actor well-liked by Dumas. He played Napoléon in Napoléon. Richard Darlington in Richard Darlington, Buridan in La tour de Nesle (after Bocage), and Kean in Kean
Leloir, Maurice (1851-1940) Artist who illustrated many books, including Dumas books. Very beautiful, realistic pictures. See Alexandre Dumas' Pen for an example. 
Lecomte, Louis-Henry (1844-1914) Wrote a biography of Dumas. 
Lecomte, V.  
Leblon, Jacques-Christophe  
Le Clercq, Jacques Georges Clemenceau (1898-?) Has translated some works. 
Lazerges, Hippolyte  
Lawrence, Thomas  
Lassagne, Espérance-Hippolyte Helped write Noce et l'Enterrement
Lang, Andrew (1844-1912) Published many children's stories. 
Lamartine, Alphonse de (1790-1869) Dramatist and friend of Dumas. 
Lagrenée, Anthelme-François  
Lacroix, Paul (1807-1884) Known as "le bibliophile Jacob." He was a writer, as well as an editor and bibliographer of scholarly texts. 
Labouret, Marie-Louise Elisabeth (ca1769-1838) Dumas père's mother. He dedicated Nouvelles contemporaines to her. 
Labay, Marie Laure Catherine (1794-1868) Lover of Dumas, and mother of Alexandre Dumas fils. She signed her name "Laure Labay." 
Kreilssamner, Belle Mistress of Dumas and mother of Marie-Alexandrine Dumas. (The spelling of her name may be "Krelsamer".) 
Kotzebue, August Friedrich Ferdinand von (1761-1819) German dramatist. Known spy for Russia. Dumas rewrote Le Marbrier which came from one of his works. Dumas wrote a story about his assassination in Karl Ludwig Sand
Kerr, Donald Mr. Kerr is the Printed Collections Librarian at the Auckland Central Library, which houses The F. W. Reed Collection, the largest Dumas collection in the world. Mr. Kerr did his MA thesis on Reed and his collecting of Dumas. He wrote a cutdown version, Frank W. Reed and his Dumas Collection, for The Book Collector (vol.45, no.1 Spring 1996). Mr. Kerr has given a presentation for the Humanities Society of New Zealand's 1996 Print Culture Conference
Kean, Edmund (1787-1833) Kean was the greatest English tragedian of his time and was the subject of Dumas' play Kean
Jones, John Paul (1747-1792) American naval hero about whom Dumas wrote Paul Jones, and Le Capitaine Paul
Jarvis, John Wesley  
Janin, Jules-Gabriel (1804-1874) Dramatic and literary critic, and sometimes author. He had a small part in rewriting La tour de Nesle. He was estranged from Dumas for a period of time but it did not last (see Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr.) 
Jan, Isabelle  
Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) A popular French painter who excelled in portraiture. 
Hugo, Victor-Marie (1802-1885) Contemporary and friend of Dumas, famous for Les Misérables. Dumas wrote the À Victor Hugo about him, and dedicated the drama Conscience to him. Hugo contributed to the journal Psyché which Dumas founded. 
Houssaye, Arsène (1815-1896) Administrator of the Comédie-Française from 1850-1856. See Trois Entr'actes pour l'Amour-Médecin, La Jeunesse de Louis XIV, and La Jeunesse de Louis XV
Hostein, Jules Jean-Baptiste Hippolyte (1814-1879) Hippolyte Hostein a écrit "Historiettes et Souvenirs d'un Homme de théâtre." Il était aussi directeur théatricale. 
Hogan, Alfredo Possolo (1830-1865) Wrote a sequel to Le Comte de Monte Cristo called A Mão do Finado (in French Le main de défunt, in English The Hand of the Dead.) 
Hoffman, Ernst Theodor Amadeus (1776-1822) Author, artist, and musician. Wrote the dark, original version of "The Nutcracker." (See Histoire d'un casse-noisette.) Hoffman is the central character in La Femme au collier de velours
Hemmings, Frederick William John (1920-1997) Professor of French Literature who wrote about Dumas. (Obit.) 
Harel, Charles-Jean (1790-1846) Directeur du théâtre de l'Odéon (Second Théâtre Français) du 1er septembre 1829 au 1er avril 1832.

"He was an ardent Bonapartist and fiercely defended Soissons as Napoleon's Viceroy there. Harel was forced into exile for nearly eight years after the Bourbon Restoration. His mistress was Mlle. Georges. He took over the impoverished Odéon Theatre and immediately made some changes. He was famous for obtaining financing and avoiding his creditors -- once by running across the stage by disappearing through a trap door. He was personally rather unclean and unkempt. Dumas said he was even given a pig which he adored and allowed to sleep in his bed. Dumas' Memoirs contain a lot of interesting information about him. Some material is available on line in my article on Napoleon. Harel wrote a financially disastrous play called Le Success which he authored around the time of his close association with Dumas. He found it harder and harder to manage the theatre successfully because of Mlle. George's extravagances and volatile behavior, but he loved her and struggled on manfully. He wrote a prize winning essay on Voltaire. Eventually he went insane and fell under the delusion that he was Bossuet (of all people)." -- Frank Morlock 
Hardy, Paul  
Hall, William (1801-1847) Business expert in the partnership of Chapman and Hall, publishers, who published a few English language versions of Dumas stories. 
Guerin, Jean-Marc jeanmarc _ guerin @ hotmail . com 
Grunwald, Charles Illustrated books in the early 1900's. 
Grosch, O.  
Gros, Antoine-Jean (1771-1835) French romantic painter. Official battle painter for Napoleon. 
Grivaz, Eugene  
Gregori, Luigi (1819-1896)  
Gorman, Herbert Sherman (1893-1954)  
Goodman, Jules Eckert (1876-?) Broadway dramatist. 
Glinel, Charles Wrote an important biography and bibliography of Dumas. 
Girardin, Émile de (1806-1881) Author and publisher of La Presse, an influential magazine started in 1836. Married to Delphine Gay
Gigoux, Jean (1806-1894) Illustrator. 
Gerschel Photographeur en Strasbourg. 
Gerard, François  
Geffroy, Edmond  
Gay, Delphine (1804-1855) Author married to Émile de Girardin. Took up the pseudonym "Charles de Launay" and wrote a gossip column in La Presse
Gautier, Théophile (1811-1872) Poet, novelist and journalist. 
Garriod, Hector de Baron Hector Garriod was an avid art collector and who spent much of his life in Florence. See Galerie de Florence
Garnett, Robert Singleton (1866-1932) Dumas scholar who has translated many works including Dernier roi des français, 1771 à 1851, Mémoires de Garibaldi, Les Garibaldiens, Mohicans de Paris, La San-Felice et Emma Lyonna, La Terreur Prussienne, and Une Vie d'Artiste
Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882) Italian General and patriot, and a great friend of Dumas. Dumas wrote a Causerie about him, as well as several books including Garibaldi et l'Italie and Les Garibaldiens. Dumas devoted the journal L'Indipendente to Garibaldi's cause, and translated his memoirs in Mémoires de Garibaldi. See also Montevideo, ou une nouvelle Troie and Le Pape devant les Évangiles for further references. 
Gallaher, John G. Wrote a biography of Dumas' father, General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. 
Gaillardet, Frédéric (1808-1882) He wrote the first version of La Tour de Nesle
François II (1544-1560) François II, the son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici, ascended the throne in 1559 on the accidental death of his father in a jousting accident at the hands of Gabriel de Montgomery. Dumas chronicled this accident in his romances Le Page du duc de Savoie and Les Deux Diane.

The teenaged King was married off to Mary, Queen of Scots, but, as described in L'Horoscope, died at the age of 16. The widowed Mary set off to assume the throne in Scotland, and to meet her eventual fate at the hands of her rival, Queen Elizabeth of England. 
Fiorentino, Pier-Angelo Author, friend, and collaborator of Dumas. Born in Naples and moved to Paris. See Jacques Ortis and Crimes Célèbres
Féval père, Paul-Henri-Corentin (1817-1887) Féval was a contemporary of Dumas who wrote swashbuckling stories about Lagardère, le Bossu. He was one of the three great authors of "romans de cape et d'épée" being Dumas, Michel Zévaco, and Paul Féval. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia "he may be considered as the best imitator of the elder Dumas." His son, Paul Féval fils was also a writer. 
Féval fils, Paul (1860-1933) Féval fils continued the adventures of D'Artagnan and Cyrano, as well as his father's character, le Bossu. Among other works, he wrote Le Fils de d'Artagnan, D'Artagnan contre Cyrano de Bergerac, and D'Artagnan et Cyrano réconciliés
Feuillet, Octave (1821-1890) A popular romantic novelist who collaborated with Dumas on the play Échec et Mat. There is also a claim that he helped write Romulus
Ferrier, Ida (1811-1859) Née Marguerite-Joséphine Ferrand. Dumas' wife from 1840, separated in 1845. Dumas wrote the poems Obéissance and À I… for her. She played the leading role in Bathilde
Dumas père, Alexandre (1802-1870) The author himself. 
Dumas fils, Alexandre (1824-1895) Alexandre Dumas fils was Dumas' son and a famous author in his own right. His mother was Dumas' lover Catherine Labay
Dumas, Thomas-Alexandre (1762-1807) Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was Dumas' father and a famous military general under Napoléon. His parents were the Marquis Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie and Marie-Césette Dumas
Dumas, Marie-Césette (-1772) Dumas' grandmother, wife of the Marquis Antoine-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, and mother of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. In his Mémoires, Dumas says she was promoted from the position of slave to wife and managed the estate in Jérémie, San Domingo (now in Haiti) until her death in 1772. (In his Mémoires Dumas also refers to her as both Louise-Césette and Marie-Césette.) 
Dumas, Marie-Alexandrine (1831-) Daughter of Dumas. Her mother was Belle Krelsamer
Dumas, Micaëlla-Clélie-Josepha-Élisabeth (1860-) Daughter of Dumas. Her mother was Émilie Cordier
Dubois, Émilie Actress for whom Dumas wrote parts in La Jeunesse de Louis XIV and La Jeunesse de Louis XV and for whom he composed Je Chante and Quatrain sur Émilie Dubois
Du Couret, Louis (1812-1867) (Called Hadji-Abd-el-Hamid bey) wrote Pélerinage de Hadji-abd-el-Hamid-Bey and L'arabie heureuse which Dumas published. Dumas wrote a preface to one of his books. 
Du Boys, Jean-Charles (1836-1873) Il a écrit La comtesse de Monte Cristo
Dorval, Marie (1798-1849) (Marie Delaunay) Actress who has an affair with Dumas. She played in Antony. Dumas wrote about her in Dernière année de Marie Dorval which later appeared in Les morts vont vite
Doré, Gustave (1832-1883) Noted artist, illustrator, and sculptor. Did first illustrations for Le Page du duc de Savoie. Created a statue of Dumas and a statue of d'Artagnan in Paris. 
Donizetti, Domenico Gaetano Maria (1797-1848) Gaetano Donizetti composed many operas, including Gemma Di Vergy, taken from Dumas' Charles VII chez ses grands vassaux
Devéria, Achille (1800-1857) Illustrator and lithographer, noted for his work on Romantic novels. Dumas wrote of him in Les morts vont vite
Deutz, Hyacinthe Simon (1802-) The man who betrayed la Duchesse de Berri to General Dermoncourt. See Deutz, ou Imposture, Ingratitude et Trahison for a bit more information. See also La Vendée et Madame, and Les Louves de Machecoul
Despréaux, Louise Actress who played the page Arthur in Henri III et sa cour who had an affair with Dumas. 
Descombes, Charles-Maurice (1782-1862) Auteur dramatique et critique. Pseudonymes "Charles Maurice" et "C.-F. Tricotel." 
Deschamps, Émile (1791-1871) Romantic poet and friend of Dumas. 
Desbordes-Valmore, Marceline (1786-1859) Poetess and actress. She contributed to the poetry journal La Psyché. Dumas wrote a preface to Pleurs, a book of her poetry. See also L'Adolescente Malade
Dermoncourt, Paul Ferdinand Stanislas (1771-1847) Baron and former aide-de-camp to General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. General Dermoncourt is made mention of in Deutz, ou Imposture, Ingratitude et Trahison, Les Louves de Machecoul and is the author of La Vendée et Madame, although Dumas composed the original version. 
Delacroix, Ferdinand Victor Eugène (1798-1863) Romantic artist and friend of Dumas, who painted La Liberté guidant le peuple. He is mentioned in Propos d'art et de cuisine. See also Mémoires d'Horace
Decaux, Charles Illustrator and caricaturist. 
Decaris, Albert  
Davy de la Pailleterie, Antoine-Alexandre (1710-1786) Dumas' grandfather, wife of Marie-Césette Dumas, and father of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. (Dumas, in his Mémoires, says his grandfather was born in 1710. L'Association des Trois Dumas says it is 1714.) 
Dauzats, Adrien (1804-1868) Orientalist painter who helped write Le Capitaine Paul and Quinze jours au Sinai. See also Le conseil du mauvais ange
Dash, Comtesse (1804-1872) Pseudonym of Gabrielle Anne Cisterne, la vicomtesse Poilloüe de Saint-Mars. Author of many sentimental novels. She wrote La Princesse de Monaco, La Dame de Volupté, Les deux reines and Le Secrétaire de la Marquise du Deffand which Dumas edited. Dumas dedicated Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr to her. See also Bouts-Rimés and La Colombe. She is sometimes claimed to be the real Marie Giovanni from Le Journal de Madame Giovanni
d'Angers, David  
Courtot, A.  
Courtilz de Sandras, Gatien de (1644-1712) Author whose work was a source for The Three Musketeers and Sylvandire
Cordier, Émilie Mistress of Dumas and mother to Micaëlla Dumas
Cordellier-Delanoue, Etienne Casimir Hippolyte (1806-1854) Cromwell et Charles Premier was written by him and then reconstructed by Dumas. Some have claimed that he wrote Napoléon Bonaparte, ou trente ans de l'histoire de France
Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851) Author whom Dumas admired. Dumas wrote a novel Le Capitaine Paul which was a sequel to Cooper's The Pilot
Constant, Isabel An actress about whom Dumas wrote Isabel Constant and for whom he composed L'Invitation à la valse
Constant, A. (Est-ce que il est Alphonse-Louis Constant dit "Eliphas Lévi"?) 
Colbrun An actor and friend of Dumas about whom Dumas wrote Mon Ami Colbrun.

«Il y a eu aussi ce spirituel et charmant Colbrun, si délicat, si frêle, à qui la barbe n'était jamais venue, qui, de son séjour au Théâtre Comte, avait gardé la taille et le visage d'un enfant, et qui, à quarante ans, jouait encore les rôles de gamin dans les grands drames d'Alexandre Dumas.» (de Commentaire (1873) de Théodore de Banville.) 
Coda, Guy  
Chiriac, Alexandra Alexandra has contributed to this site. 
Chincholle, Charles Henri Hippolyte (1845-1902) Il a écrit une biographe de Dumas. 
Chateaubriand, François-René de (1768-1848) Author and friend of Dumas. He witnessed Dumas' wedding. Dumas wrote a eulogy for him in Les morts vont vite. Dumas likely used some of Chateaubriand's material in Gaule et France 
Charpentier, John (1880-?)  
Charpentier, Auguste  
Chapman, Edward (1804-1880) Literary expert in the partnership of Chapman and Hall, publishers, who published a few English language versions of Dumas stories. 
Catherine de Medici (1519-1589) Catherine de Medici was one of Dumas' favorite villianesses. Wife of Henri II, mother of François II, Charles IX, and Henri III, she ruled France as Regent on behalf of Charles IX, 1560-1574. She appears not only in L'Horoscope, but in La Reine Margot, La Dame de Monsoreau and Les Quarante-Cinq. She also makes cameo appearances (as a young woman) in Ascanio, and as the wife of Henri II in Le Page du duc de Savoie, and Les Deux Diane
Carjat, Étienne (1828-1906) Photographer and caricaturist. Disciple de Pierre Petit
Callet, Antoine François (1741-1823) Painted a famous portrait of Louis XVI
Cady, C. Conrad (1965-) Conrad has put together this website. 
Brune, Guillaume Marie Anne (1763-1815) Maréchal de France, parrain de Dumas, qui est assassiné à Avignon pendant la Terreur Blanche.

Marshal of France, godfather to Dumas, who was assassinated in Avignon during the White Terror. 
Browne, Gordon (1858-1932) Illustrator. 
Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-1882) Illustrator. 
Brown, William (1777-1857) Admiral William Brown was the founder of the Argentine Navy. Enemy and friend of Giuseppe Garibaldi
Bowyer, Alan J.  
Boutet, Anne-Françoise-Hippolyte (1779-1847) Known as Mademoiselle Mars. Actress at the Comédie-Française. See Catherine Howard and Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle
Bourdon, Sébastien (1652-)  
Boulanger, Louis (1806 - 1867) Artist and friend of Dumas who accompanied him on a trip to Algeria, about which Dumas wrote Le Véloce, ou Tanger, Alger et Tunis.

Né en Italie en 1806, mort à Dijon en 1867, peintre et lithographe, Louis Boulanger fut le peintre préféré et le portraitiste des romantiques. Il entre à l'école des Beaux-Arts en 1821 et expose aux Salons de 1831 à 1864. Il fut un intime de Victor Hugo et participa au mouvement des romantiques. 
Bordier du Bignon, Jaques Charles French artist. 
Boilly, Julien  
Bocage, Pierre-Martinien Tousez (1797-1863) Actor who played the title role in Antony, leads in La Tour de Nesle, Angèle, and other plays, such as Térésa. His nephew was the author Paul Bocage
Bocage, Paul (1824-1887) Bocage helped write Les Mille-et-un fantômes and Les Mariages du Père Olifus and Les Mohicans de Paris. His uncle was the actor Pierre Bocage
Blaze de Bury, Ange Henri (1813-1888)  
Berry, Caroline Ferdinande Louise, duchesse de (1798–1870) Dumas wrote two stories which concern the Duchesse de Berri (Berry) and her abortive attempt to install her son, the grandson of Charles X, as king of France in 1832. See Les Louves de Machecoul and La Vendée et Madame
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869) Composer. Set La Belle Isabeau to music, and possibly other Poésies
Béranger, Pierre Jean de (1780-1857) Célèbre chansonnier français. 
Bell, Arnold Craig Bell is a biographer who has translated many Dumas works. 
Beaucé, Jean-Adolphe (1818-1875) Peintre et illustrateur français. Illustrated many works, including Chronique de Charlemagne, Dame de Monsoreau, Fille du Régent, Histoire des peintres, Les Quarante-Cinq, Les Trois Mousquetaires, and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne
Bauër, Henri (1851-) Illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas père. 
Bassan, Fernande Bassan is a biographer. 
Auger, Hippolyte Nicolas Just (1797-1881) Helped write Fernande
Audebrand, Philibert (1816-1906) Wrote a biography of Dumas. 
Anicet-Bourgeois, Auguste (1806-1871) He helped write La Vénitienne, Le Fils de l'Émigré, and Térésa. He is sometimes credited with assistance on Catherine Howard and Caligula. Anicet-Bourgeois wrote Périnet Leclerc, ou Paris en 1418 and Marceau, ou Les Enfants de la République from Dumas' material. See also Angèle and Porthos à la Recherche d'un Équipement
Alméras, Henri d'  
Allinson, Alfred Richard Translated many works of Alexandre Dumas into English at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. His translations included a 4-volume translation of Mes Memoires and many of Dumas' lesser-known works, including La boule de neige, Sultanetta, Le Château d'Eppstein, Le meneur de loups, Acté, Jacquot sans oreilles, Orthon l'archer, Georges, Le prince des voleurs, Les Trois Mousquetaires, Amaury, Les frères corses, and Cécile. His translations were published by Methuen & Company, London. During the 1920's, Mr. Allinson went on translate many of the works of Anatole France. 
Allen, A. W.  
Adams, Frank Illustrated many Methuen editions of Dumas books around 1903-1905. 

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