This bio is slightly out of date. Because he was a quarter Haitian he was not given rank at his death to be buried at the Pantheon with other French beloved artists. This was however corrected in 2002:

Quick Description: Buried in his birth place, Alexandre Dumas remained in the cemetery at Villers-Cotterêts until November 30, 2002. Under orders of the French President, Jacques Chirac, his body was transported in a solemn procession to the Panthéon of Paris.