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The New International Encyclopædia/Dumas, Adolphe

DUMAS, dụmȧ′, Adolphe (1806-61). A French author and poet, born at Chartreuse de Bon Pas, Vaucluse. He was one of the group of poets who made 1830 an epoch in French literature. Among his friends were Béranger, Alfred de Vigny, Victor Hugo, and Lamartine. He wrote Les Parisiennes (1830); La cité des hommes (1835); and Le camp des croisés (1838). Dumas became interested in the Provençal ‘renaissance,’ and his poems, Un liame de rasin (1858), were written in the ‘langue d'oc.’