Study Guide

The Man in the Iron Mask Characters

By Alexandre Dumas

D'Artagnan

Over and over again, people admire D'Artagnan for his loyalty, bravery, cleverness, and skills at...

Aramis

Soldier, priest, and diplomat; gallant, greedy, and cunning; Aramis took the good things in this...

Athos

Athos spend much of The Man in the Iron Maskcaring for his son, Raoul. His role in the novel is...

Porthos

Though frivolous, vain, and a big talker, Porthos is best remembered for being a gentle-hearted...

Raoul

Raoul spends much of his time in the novel being sad and angry. Raoul's heart was broken when his...

Man in the Iron Mask

The title character doesn't seem to be much more than a plot device to hammer the final nail in...

King Louis XIV

Aside from D'Artagnan, King Louis is the only other character in the novel to undergo a...

Fouquet

Here's the most salient fact about Fouquet: he single-handedly saved King Louis even when it was...

Louise la Valliere

So what is the deal with Madame de la Valliere? It seems as though everyone is in love with her....

Anne of Austria

The mother of King Louis XIV and his twin, Philippe. Although once a powerful political figure...

Baisemeaux

He's the man in charge of the Bastille. He's responsible for most of the comic relief in the...

Monsieur de Beaufort

Monsieur de Beaufort is a nobleman close to the court and also Athos's good friend. He takes...

Biscarrat

The son of Biscarrat, a worthy adversary who made his appearance in The Three Musketeers....

Madame de Chevreuse

As the close confidante of Anne of Austria, Madame de Chevreuse is the Queen's closest political...

Colbert

An administrator of the finances under King Louis XIV, Colbert begins chafing at the restrictions...

Francois

A low-ranking soldier at the Bastille.

Monsieur le Duc de Gesvres

Captain of the King's Guard.

Grimaud

Athos's valet, trained never to speak. He accompanies Raoul to Africa, and brings his body back...

Gourville

Friend of Fouquet.

Monsieur de Guiche

A French nobleman, de Guiche is Raoul's closest friend. This friendship is not enough, however,...

Monsieur de Lyonne

A colleague of Fouquet's.

Madame

The wife of King Louis's younger brother, Henrietta is a lovely and passionate woman who...

Maria Theresa

The oft-ignored, good-natured Spanish wife of King Louis XIV.

Molière

We first meet Molière pretending to be an apprentice tailor, although he is in actuality one...

Monsieur

The younger brother of King Louis XIV and the husband of Henrietta, Monsieur plays only a very...

Mademoiselle de Montalais

A young and pretty noblewoman and a former acquaintance of Raoul. She makes her appearance in...

Mouston

Known throughout The Man in the Iron Mask as both Mousqueton and the shortened version, Mouston,...

Percerin

The royal tailor who plays a part in Chapters Three and Four.

Planchet

D'Artagnan's former valet turned grocer. He remains good friends with his former master and the...

De St. Mars

Governor of Ste. Marguerite.

Mademoiselle de Tonnay-Charente

We first meet her in Chapter Thirty-Four, when she is hell-bent on shaming Louise de la Valliere....

Truchen

Planchet's betrothed. We encounter her half-dressed in Chapter Twenty-Nine.

Madame Vanel

Colbert's mistress. She makes a brief appearance in Chapter Thirty-Six.