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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Dumas had at least four children out of wedlock while being married to the actress Ida Ferrier. (Source)

Dumas built a home called the Chateau de Monte-Cristo. (Source)

Dumas's grandmother (his father's mother) was an Afro-Caribbean woman and former slave. (Source)

Dumas's body was buried in his hometown of Villiers-Cotterêts, but in 2002, his remains were moved to the Panthéon in Paris (a place where lots of famous French people are buried). There was a huge parade and service to commemorate the move, and the President of France at the time, Jacques Chirac, said, "With you, we were D'Artagnan, Monte Cristo, or Balsamo, riding along the roads of France, touring battlefields, visiting palaces and castles – with you, we dream." (Source)

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