Wife of French General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. Mother of Alexandre Dumas pére and grandmother of Alexandre Dumas fils.
Marie-Louise Labouret was born in 1769, the daughter of Sieur Labouret, landlord of the Hôtel of the Crown in Villers-Cotterêts, France. She met Thomas-Alexandre Dumas in 1789, after his regiment had been sent to Villers-Cotterêts, and they married in 1792. She gave birth to their son Alexandre on July 24, 1802. Her husband died of stomach cancer in 1806, when Alexandre was only 4, leaving Marie-Louise to raise him by herself. Although family was poor and she was unable to provide her son with a good education, she told him many stories about his father's brave exploits during the war. He would eventually use these as the basis for the adventures in his novel "The Three Musketeers."
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