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Alexandre Dumas

French general [1762–1806]

Alexandre Dumas, original name Thomas-Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, (born March 25, 1762, Saint-Domingue [now Haiti]—died February 26, 1806, Villers-Cotterêts, France), French general during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alexandre-Dumas-French-general

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George Smith Patton Jr. was a general of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

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I think Patton's grandfather fought in the Civil War, although not as successfully, having been a Confederate.

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I heard about him. I also know about Marmon.

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I never heard of him before.

Heard of his son, though. :)

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No I did not know about Alexandre Dumas the father, nor that the novelist was mixed race. 

However, someone else mentioned in this article I did know about because Joseph Boulogne, chevalier de Saint-Georges is a famous composer...the classical station plays his music often. Born in Guadeloupe to an enslaved mother, Boulogne was so talented that his father took him to France for education and opportunity.


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