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Alexandre Dumas: The Real Count of Monte Cristo and Great, Great Grandfather of Batman

In the recently released biography The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, author Tom Reiss introduces us to an 18th-century unsung black hero. With a biracial identity like that of re-elected President Barack Obama, General Alexandre Dumas had a major impact during the French Revolution. Yet he’s not often the focus of history lessons taught in school.

The son of a black slave mother and a white French nobleman, Dumas’ real-life triumphs inspired classic fictional tales such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, written by his son, Alexandre Dumas.

During the height of slavery, he fought his way through the French Revolution as Napoleon’s leading swordsman. “He’s a black man who rose to be a four-star general — the highest rank for a man of color in an all-white army before Colin Powell,” Reiss told The Root. Over the last decade, Reiss, 48, has worked to unpack the lost legacy of Dumas through in-depth international research, with often surprising results.

“Batman descended directly from The Count of Monte Cristo. He is completely inspired by that man who was inspired by General Alexandre Dumas,” Reiss added. “Batman and a lot of our superheroes were inspired by a black man.”

Read more: Lathleen Ade-Brown, The Root

 

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  1. James Gales says:

    nothing is never new under our Sun. This is just another Shocking tale of our Royal ancients whom the European Races steal every thing we invented and created!
    however the German Lango also came from another Black Moor he wrote the German Lango
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    Remember Most Europeans see themselves days Number now all of them being truthful telling what they held back from the Royal Ethiopians we all are here in the united states we was here before Slave Jesus Ships and some German name Christy Columbus I calls him a devil like the rest of them demons! its a shame after all these years, as I come to know the white hateful race that they are so Jealous of our people because they really has nothing great nor good nor wonderful to tell about them but (us) our history they white wash these pictures<>sad creatures they all are but we here stuck with them and now they bowing out by thinking because they feels loss now……by exposing the truth which our ancient spiritual spirits are telling us in these golden last times to prepared us, in the west America's but this is never going to forgive them nor blood is all over your familys hands from the 1st to this 4th generation! so thanks but we are in our 5th stage of a spiritual DNA awakening. we are a The EMPIRE ROYAL PEOPLE OF THE WEST & THEY EVEN STOLEN THIS NAME & FACT TOO! WANTING TO BE AS US SO BAD<<<<<<I THANK THEM FOR STEALING THE BOOKS ON THE TREE OF LIFE ON HOW TO RUN THIS ANCIENT WORLD BEFORE THEM CAME TO EARTH BUT ITS IS OLDER THEN THEM WE DID NOT GIVE THEM THE OTHERS BOOKS TO KEEP GOING..6000 they done now and knows it and are dropping dead at a faster rate and now these demons grabbing our virgin boys thinking eating their organs will save them not just this but in slavery these demons did the same thing
    nothing is new under our sun! WHITES THAT ARE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF US NOW ..WILL ALL BE SENTENCE TO THEM FEMA CAMPS!! JUST LIKE NAZI HITLER DONE & THE POWERS THAT BE GAVE OUR PRESIDENT THIESE POWERS TO GET RID OF THEM WHITES WHOM LIVE A LIED ….YOUR NEVER WAS A SUPER RACE AND PRIDE ITS GONE!!

    BNN NEWS EXPOSING HIDDEN TRUTH!

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