The Death of Alexandre Dumas – 5 December 1870

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Everyone always says that they’ll be D’Artagnan!

Alexandre Dumas, author of classic novels such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, died in Villers-Cotterets, Aisne, on 5 December 1870 – he was 68.

Here is a fascinating newspaper obituary of Dumas – that was published just 12 days after he died – and also a sketch of the great writer that was published in ‘The Graphic’ newspaper.

historical newspaper report on Alexandre Dumas

Tamworth Herald – Saturday 17 December 1870

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000484/18701217/031/0003

historical newspaper report on Alexandre Dumas

The Graphic – Saturday 31 December 1870

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18701231/028/0016

  • jaseem

    can’t stop reading until i am finished.. thank you so much :)