Study Guide

The Three Musketeers Characters

By Alexandre Dumas

D’Artagnan

This is your classic rags-to-riches-to-swashbuckling-icon story. Wait, you don't know that story?...

Athos

This guy is basically Dumbledore... if Dumbledore was super-athletic. He's Obi Wan Kenobi... if...

Porthos

You know a Porthos, even if you've never read The Three Musketeers. A Porthos (much like the...

Aramis

Much like you probably know a Porthos, you probably know an Aramis. An Aramis (like the original...

Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu is the country’s top statesman. He knows it, everybody else knows it,...

Milady

Step aside, Lana Turner. Step aside, Marion Cotillard. Step aside, deadly Bond girls. There's a...

The King

Dumas was being as snarky as an E! exclusive when he wrote the character of the King. His royal...

The Queen

Here's another scandalous character from the history vaults: Dumas' Queen is modeled on Queen...

Duke of Buckingham

There are approximately five gajillion Dukes of Buckingham in history, but the one in The Three...

Madame Bonacieux

Also known as Constance Bonacieux, Madame Bonacieux spends the entire book doing one of the...

Monsieur de Tréville

Can we just call him Papa Bear? Although he's technically commander of the King’s...

John Felton

Hey, yet another historical figure. We get to put Felton in the tantalizing category of "real...

Lord de Winter

A powerful English noble and Milady’s brother-in-law, Lord de Winter earns the respect of...

Man from Meung

Also known as the Comte de Rochefort. D’Artagnan first encounters him at Meung;...

Monsieur Bonacieux

Monsieur Bonacieux is over twice his wife’s age. He is also cowardly, stingy, selfish, and...

Planchet

As D’Artagnan’s lackey, Planchet demonstrates his loyalty to his master on many...

Grimaud

Athos’s lackey. He has been trained to communicate with his master only through gestures,...

Mousqueton

Porthos’s lackey. Like his master, he is very strong and loves the finer things in life. We...

Bazin

Aramis’s lackey. His greatest desire is for his master to become a man of the church. Bazin...

Madame de Chevreuse

Aramis' mistress and the Queen's best friend. Although we never see this woman, she plays a...

Madame Coquenard

Porthos’s mistress. Although he boasts that she is a beautiful duchess and a great lady, in...

Comte de Wardes

An agent of the Cardinal. He is almost able to stop D’Artagnan from traveling to England...

Lubin

The Comte de Wardes’s lackey.

Kitty

Milady’s maid who falls in love with D’Artagnan. Kitty is manipulated by...

Laporte

The Queen’s cloak bearer and Madame Bonacieux’s godfather. He is one of the...

Dessessart

Commander of the Guards, a military unit used as a stepping-stone to get into the Musketeers....

D’Artagnan the Elder

D’Artagnan’s father who sends his son off to Paris with fifteen crowns, an ugly...