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As an imposing literary and political figure of the nineteenth-century first half, having inspired the Romantic writers, Chateaubriand (1768-1848) could only impress Alexandre Dumas : his career as a diplomat and minister, his social status of member of the Académie française and peer of France. Always looking for acknowledgement and fond of connections with the high society, Dumas declared his most intense admiration for the author of Les Mémoires d'Outre-tombe, even though he hardly agreed with Chateaubriand's monarchist and religious beliefs. To be true, their relationships were only occasionnal. They first met in 1832, in Switzerland, where Chateaubriand had taken refuge after the 1830's revolution. Thereafter, Dumas managed to get his illustrious elder to be his witness at his wedding with Ida Ferrier, in 1840.
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