Episode 70: Four Generations of the Dumas Family

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the incredible story of the Dumas family, who for four consecutive generations produced a succession of “distinguished men” – a revolutionary general, a celebrated author, a talented playwright, and an Olympic double-gold medallist.

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Images (L to R): Pichat, Olivier. Général Alexandre Dumas. Oil on canvas. 1883. Musée Alexandre Dumas, Villers-Cotterëts, France. Via Wikimedia.

Nadar. Alexander Dumas père. Salted paper print. 1855. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA. Via Wikimedia.

Unkniwn. Portrait d’Alexandre Dumas fils. Photograph. Via Wikimedia.

Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français. Alexandre Lippmann. Photograph. 1920. Via Wikimedia.

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