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Dumas British & World English

The name of two French novelists and dramatists:

Dumas New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Alexandre (1802–70), author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo; known as Dumas père

Duma British & World English

A legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia and of some other republics of the former Soviet Union

Dumas père in Dumas British & World English

Alexandre (1802–70); known as Dumas père. Although he was a pioneer of the romantic theatre in France, his reputation now rests on his historical adventure novels The Three Musketeers (1844-5) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-5)

Dumas fils in Dumas British & World English

Alexandre (1824–95), son of Dumas père; known as Dumas fils. He wrote the novel (and play) La Dame aux camélias (1848), which formed the basis of Verdi’s opera La Traviata (1853)

Dumas père in Dumas New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Alexandre (1802–70), author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo; known as Dumas père

Dumas fils in Dumas New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Alexandre (1824–95), author of La Dame aux camélias; known as Dumas fils