Location: Panthéon, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Though married, Dumas had numerous affairs and had several illegitimate children, including the novelist Alexandre Dumas, fils. At his death, Dumas was buried at his birthplace, but in 2002, for the bicentennial of Dumas' birth, his ashes were reinterred at Panthéon of Paris alongside fellow authors Victor Hugo and Émile Zola.