The Vicomte de Bragelonne

by Alexandre Dumas père, Auguste Maquet

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Last Updated on May 8, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 443

Characters Discussed


Raoul (raw-EWL), vicomte de Bragelonne (vee-KOH[N] deh brah-geh-LOHN), the son of Athos, the comte de la Fère, who was one of the famous Three Musketeers. Raoul becomes the rival of Louis XIV for the love of Louise de la Vallière. Disappointed in love, he goes to Africa, where he is killed.

Louise de la Vallière

Louise de la Vallière (lweez deh lah vahl-YEHR), a beautiful young woman. Though betrothed to the vicomte de Bragelonne, she becomes the mistress of Louis XIV.

Louis XIV

Louis XIV (lwee), the king of France and vicomte de Bragelonne’s rival for Mlle de la Vallière.

The comte de la Fère

The comte de la Fère (deh lah fehr), formerly known as Athos, one of the Three Musketeers. He helps Charles II regain the throne of England. He dies of shock when told of the death of the vicomte de Bragelonne, his son.

Charles II

Charles II, the English king, who took refuge in France while Cromwell ruled England.

Cardinal Mazarin

Cardinal Mazarin (mah-zah-RA[N]), the chief minister to Louis XIV.


D’Artagnan (dahr-tahn-YA[N]), the famous Musketeer. He is loyal to Louis XIV and supports the king against those who plot against the monarch. He dies in battle shortly after having been made a marshal of France.

General Monk

General Monk, the leader of the English Parliamentary forces. He is seized by D’Artagnan and taken to France, where he agrees to put Charles II on the English throne.


Planchet (plah[n]-SHAY), a wealthy merchant who was formerly D’Artagnan’s servant. He helps finance his former master in the effort to put Charles II on the English throne.


Fouquet (few-KAY), the finance minister under Louis XIV. He plots against the king.


Colbert (kohl-BEHR), an intendant under Louis XIV.

M. du Vallon

M. du Vallon (dew vah-YOH[N]), formerly Porthos, one of the Three Musketeers. A plotter against the king, he is killed in battle at Belle-Isle.

The bishop of Vannes

The bishop of Vannes (vahn), formerly Aramis, one of the Three Musketeers. He is also known as M. D’Herblay. Although he plots against the monarchy, he is pardoned at the request of D’Artagnan.

Mlle de Montalais

Mlle de Montalais (moh[n]-tah-LAY), a lady in waiting at the court and a plotter against Louis XIV.


Philippe (fee-LEEP), Louis XIV’s twin brother. He is the mysterious prisoner in an iron mask.

M. Saint-Aignan

M. Saint-Aignan (sah[n] teh[n]-YAH[N]), who is killed in a duel over Mlle de la Vallière by de Bragelonne.

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