Characters - Alphabetical
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CaptainAhabCaptain of the Pequod.
UlisseAldrovandiAn Italian naturalist.
HerrAlexanderPerformed as a professional magician in Germany.
PeterArtediSwedish naturalist.
FlaviusBalisariusA military commander of the Byzantine Empire.
Dr. PeterBealeA pediatric surgeon.
Emil vonBehringA German physiologist.
TonyBennettAmerican singer.
JeremyBenthamBritish philosopher, jurist, and social reformer.
CaptainBildadA whaleman. Owns a large share of the Pequod.
LouisBlancFrench politician and historian.
NapoleonBonafarteA French general and emperor.
CaptainBoomerThe jovial captain of the English whaling ship.
DanielBooneAn American settler.
NathanielBowditchAn early American mathematician worked on ocean navigation.
Mathurin J.BrissonFrench zoologist and natural philosopher.
John RossBrowneIrish-American writer.
Sir ThomasBrowneAn English polymath and author.
Dr. JackBungerThe ship surgeon.
JohnBunyanAn English writer.
EdmundBurkeIrish statesman.
WilhelmCanarisA German admiral, head of military intelligence service.
KitCarsonAmerican frontiersman and Union Army general.
BenvenutoCelliniAn Italian goldsmith.
Jean-FrançoisChampollionA French classical scholar.
RayCharlesAmerican singer-songwriter.
Rev. ThomasCheeverA preacher.
CharlesCoffinAn American journalist.
PeterCoffinThe inkeeper who unites Ishmael and Queequeg.
NathanColemanA surgeon.
Samuel TaylorColeridgeA British poet, literary critic and philosopher.
JamesColnettA British Royal Navy officer, an explorer, and maritime fur trader.
Thomas C.ConstableA British landowner and Member of the Parliament.
Dante BonfimCosta SantosA Brazillian professional footballer.
WilliamCowperEnglish poet and hymnodist.
John G.CreaghA judge of county orphans court and state legislator.
FredericCuvierFrench paleontologist.
GeorgeCuvierA French naturalist and zoologist.
NathanDabollAn American teacher who wrote a mathematics textbook.
Charles WillisDavisA US Army officer and a Medal of Honor recipient.
Miguelde CervantesA Spanish writer.
Derick deDeerA German whaling captain.
HenryDesmarestFrench composer.
BartolomeuDiasA Portuguese explorer.
MobyDickThe white whale.
Henry MarionDurandA British military officer in the Bengal Army.
AlbrechtDurerA German painter, printmaker.
Johann Peter EckermannEckermannGerman poet and author.
LordEllenboroughReplaced Auckland as Governor General of India.
SamuelEnderbyAn English whale oil merchant. aka: Sammy.
Mr.ErskineA counsel.
JuanFernandesA Dominican actor.
ClementeFigueraA Spanish Forrest engineer.
MaryFolgerOne of the old settlers of Nantucket.
BenjaminFranklinOne of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Sir MartinFrobisherAn English seaman anf privateer.
CaptainGardinerA ship captain.
AmbroiseGarnerayA French corsair, painter and writer.
ConradGessnerA Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer and philologist.
RichardHackluytAn English writer.
PussieHallAn English ship.
WilliamHogarthThe first great English-born artist.
Mr.HumpbackA large bull alligaror.
JohnHunterA Scottish surgeon.
HoseaHusseyCousin of the Sprouter-Inn's landlord.
Mrs.HusseyHosea's wife.
AndrewJackson7th U.S. President.
JohnJebbAn Irish churchman and writer.
SamuelJohnsonAn English writer known as Dr. Johnson.
DavyJonesA singer and actor.
WilliamJonesAn Anglo-Welsh philologist.
BernardLacepedeFrench naturalist.
HansLangsdorffA German naval officer.
Antonie vanLeeuwenhoekA Dutch tradesman and scientist.
JohnLeoAn American journalist.
CarlLinnaeusSwedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist and physician.
RobertLongAmerican serial killer and rapist.
ObedMacyThe sole historian of Nantucket.
FatherMappleA former whaleman who became a preacher.
Matthew F.MauryServed as the first Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory.
PhilipMelanchthonA German reformer.
Alvaro deMendañaA Spanish navigator and discoverer.
MaryMorrelBenjamin Franklin's grandmother.
Mr.MounttopBoat owner.
TomMurrayA New Zealand rower.
HoratioNelsonBritish Royal Navy Admiral.
FrederickOlmstedAmerican landscape architect and journalist.
RobertOwenWelsh philantropist.
MungoParkA Scottish explorer.
Peter G.PetersonThe former chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group.
Ptolemy IVPhilopatorA Macedonian king of Egypt.
FranciscoPizarroA Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire.
CaptainPollardA Seneca leader.
WilliamPrynneAn English lawyer, author, polemicist, and political figure.
SamuelPurchasAn English author.
FrançoisRabelaisA French writer.
GuillaumeRondeletRegius professor of medicine at the University of Montpellier.
Jean-JacquesRousseauA Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer.
Don MiguelRuizMexican writer and philosopher.
DanSartainAn American musician.
WilliamScoresbyAn English whaler, Arctic explorer, scientist and clergyman.
Don LouisSebastianA professional wrestler, a wrestling promoter.
WiliamShakespeareAn English playwright and poet.
RobertSibbaldScottish physician and antiquary.
Sir RobertSibbaldA Scottish physician and antiquarian.
Dr.SnodheadA professor of Low Dutch and High German.
BaruchSpinozaOne of the most important philosophers.
NathanielSwainA scion of one of Nantucket's whaling families.
JohnTalbot1st Earl of Shrewsbury.
LuciusTarquiniusThe legendary seventh and final king of Rome.
TimorTomA sperm whale from the 19th century.
Adam Johannvon KrusensternThe First Russian Circumnavigator.
LionelWaferA Welsh explorer, buccaneer and privateer.
LordWardenA ceremonial official in the United Kingdom.
GeorgeWashington1st U.S. President.
JamesWolfeA British Army officer.
Alexander the Great The king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.
Alfred the Great King of the Anglo-Saxons
Amelia A ship.
Andromeda The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia.
Annawon The headmost warrior of the Indian king.
Archy One of the cordons.
Arion A Kitharode in ancient Greece, a Dionysiac poet.
Aristotle A Greek philosopher.
Aunt Charity Captain Bildad's sister.
Belshazzar The last of the kings of Babylon.
Brahma A Hindu god of creation.
Cabaco A seaman.
Cambyses II The second king of the Achaemenid Empire.
Categut A whaleman.
Cholo Archy's neighbor.
Cleopatra Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, and its last active ruler.
Daggoo Flask's harpooneer.
Dagon The fowl idol of the Philistines.
Dame Isabella The eldest daughter of King Edward III of England.
Delight A ship.
Devil-dam One of the ships.
Dough-Boy A steward.
Edward VIII King of United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire.
Eliza A ship.
Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland.
Fedallah A supernaturally skilled hunter and served as a prophet to Ahab.
Flask The third mate of the Pequod.
Great Jove The king of the gods in ancient Roman religion and mythology.
Harris Leading national mechanical contractor specializing in design.
Henry VII The King of England and Lord of Ireland.
Hercules A Greek god.
Ishmael The narrator and a junior member of the crew of the Pequod.
Jeroboam I The first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel.
Juba II The client King of Numidia and Mauretania.
Justinian I Reigned as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
King Porus King of Paurava.
Louis Philippe I King of the French.
Louis XVI King of France.
Manxman An old hearse-driver.
Mary Starbuck's wife.
Mayhew Jeroboam's captain.
Mordecai A broker.
Nicholas II Former Emperor of the Russias.
Nimble A cat.
Peleg A whaleman. One of the principal owner of the Pequod.
Pequod A Nantucket whaling ship.
Perseus A Legendary Greek hero and founder of Mycenae.
Peter the Great Former emperor of all the Russians.
Pharaoh An ancient Egyptian rulers.
Phidias A Greek sculptor, painter and architect.
Pip Pequod's cabin boy.
Plato Ancient Greek philosopher.
Pliny the Elder A Roman author, Naturalist and natural philosopher.
Pompey A Roman general.
Procopius The last of the great classical Greek historians.
Pyrrho Greek philosopher and founder of Pyrrhonism.
Pythagoras Greek philosopher made important developments in Mathematics.
Queen Anne Queen of England, queen of Scotland and queen of Ireland.
Queequeg Ishmael's best friend.
Rachel A large ship.
Radney A lakeman.
Richard III King of England and Lord of Ireland.
Saladin The first sultan of Egypt and Syria. Founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.
Solomon King of Israel and son of David.
Starbuck The first mate of the Pequod.
Stubb The second mate of the Pequod.
Tamerlane One of history's greatest military leaders and strategists.
Tanaquil Tarquis' wife.
Tashtego A Gayhead Indian from Martha's Vineyard.
Thorkill-Hake A warrior.
Tistig An old squaw.
Tit-bit One of the ships.
Tranquo The king of Tranque.
Vishnu One of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon.
Woebegone A bankrupt on a loan to keep his family from starvaton.
Xerxes I An Ancient Persian king.
Yojo The name of Queequeg's black little god.
Zogranda One of their most famous doctors, recommends for infants.