French author and playwright who is best known for his novel-turned-melodrama, Camille. Known as Alexandre Dumas, fils, he was the son of the renowned novelist,
He was born in Paris as the illegitimate son of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay and
His works were largely inspired by his unstable early family life.
He married Nadezhda von Knorring in 1864; together, the couple had two daughters. Following his first wife's death, he wed Henriette Régnier de La Brière.
His best-known work, Camille, inspired Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera, La Traviata.