The Three Musketeers | Study Guide

Alexandre Dumas

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The Three Musketeers | Characters

Character Description
D'Artagnan D'Artagnan is the bold, hotheaded newcomer adopted into a group of three Musketeers known as "the Inseparables." Read More
Athos Athos, the Comte de la Fère, is the wise but taciturn Musketeer, the reluctant leader of "the Inseparables." Read More
Porthos Porthos is the vain Musketeer who likes good food, fancy clothes, and showing off. Read More
Aramis Aramis, studying to be a priest, is the discreet Musketeer. Read More
Cardinal Richelieu The Cardinal de Richelieu is King Louis XIII's chief minister with power rivaling that of the king. Read More
Milady de Winter Milady de Winter is a woman of many faces and identities: a spy for the cardinal and also Athos's wife, believed to be dead. Read More
Treville Monsieur de Treville is captain of the Musketeers. Read More
Bazin Bazin is the servant of Aramis and a reflection of his master who dresses and conducts himself like a churchman.
Bernajoux Bernajoux is a famous swordsman of the cardinal's guard.
Bicarat Bicarat is Porthos's opponent who breaks his sword rather than surrender.
Madame de Bois-Tracy Madame de Bois-Tracy, also known as Camille Bois-Tracy, is Madame de Chevreuse's cousin.
Bonacieux Jacques Michel Bonacieux is a mercer and Mme. Bonacieux's husband; he becomes a spy for the cardinal.
Mme. Bonacieux Constance Bonacieux is a seamstress and confidante to the queen; she is also the wife of Bonacieux and becomes d'Artagnan's mistress.
Brisemont Brisemont is an assassin who drinks poison meant for d'Artagnan.
Cahusac One of the cardinal's favorite guards, Cahusac is Athos's opponent with a previous grievance.
Madame de Chevreuse Also known as Marie Michon, Madame de Chevreuse is a seamstress, the queen's best friend, and Aramis's secret mistress.
M. Coquenard Monsieur Coquenard is a frugal old procurator (attorney) married to Mme. Coquenard.
Mme. Coquenard Mme. Coquenard is Monsieur Coquenard's wife and Porthos's jealous mistress.
M. d'Artagnan the elder Monsieur d'Artagnan the elder is the father of d'Artagnan the younger and gives his son three gifts when he leaves home.
Madame d'Artagnan The mother of d'Artagnan, Madame d'Artagnan weeps with him when he leaves home.
Duke of Buckingham The Duke of Buckingham is prime minister of England, enemy of France, and lover of the queen of France.
Dessessart M. de Chevalier Dessessart is captain of a company of guardsmen.
The executioner The executioner of Lille is the man who branded Milady and performs her execution.
Felton Lieutenant John Felton is an English officer and a Puritan who kills the duke.
Grimaud Grimaud is the servant of Athos.
Jussac M. de Jussac, commander of a company in the cardinal's guard, interrupts the duel between d'Artagnan and Athos.
The king King Louis XIII rules France with the help of his friend and rival, the cardinal.
Kitty Kitty is the soubrette, or maid, of Milady.
Laporte Monsieur Laporte is the queen's cloak bearer and confidant.
Lubin Lubin is the servant of the Comte de Wardes.
Mousqueton Mousqueton is Porthos's servant.
Planchet Planchet is d'Artagnan's servant.
Patrick Patrick is the duke's valet; he is valuable because he speaks French.
The queen Anne of Austria, the queen consort of France, is married to the king and is the object of a rivalry between the cardinal and the duke.
Rochefort Rochefort is an agent of the cardinal and d'Artagnan's nemesis.
Seguier Monsieur de Seguier is the chancellor of France, also known as the keeper of the seals.
Tremouille M. de la Tremouille is a hotel owner and one of Bernajoux's relatives.
Comte de Wardes The Comte de Wardes fights with d'Artagnan over an order from the cardinal to sail; he is also the object of Milady's affection.
Lord de Winter Lord de Winter, also known as Baron Sheffield de Winter, is Milady's brother-in-law.
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