Characters - Alphabetical
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Clementh12thThe pope.
IbnAl-ArabiThe Muslim governor of Barcelona.
BenedictArnoldA revolutionary officer.
Francois MarieArouetA French poet and playwright. Aka: Voltaire.
WilhelmBachBach's son.
Abdel-SalaamBelaidThe minister of industry and energy.
WilliamBlakeThe poet who published the French revolution.
JamesBoswellA biographer.
CarlosBonaparteNapoleon's father.
LuccianoBonaparteNapoleon's brother.
Maria-AnnaBonaparteNapoleon's sister. Aka: Elisa.
NapoleoneBonaparteThe French soldier that Mireile met.
GiovanniCasanovaA lawyer.
KingCharlemagneThe King.
AndreChenierThe poet.
SisterClaudeSister Alexandrine's personal secretary.
Jacques-LouisDavidA painter. Mireile and Valentine's uncle.
Marie-CharlotteDe CordayA French journalist.
Duchesse De Fitz-JamesOne of David's mistresses.
AlexandrineDe ForbinThe mother superior.
Vitcomtesse De LavalOne of David's mistresses.
Duchesse De LuynesOne of David's mistresses.
MadameDe MaintenonConsort of Louis XIV.
Count De RemyValentine's grandfather.
HeleneDe RiqueThe Abbess of Montglane. Sophia's oldest friend.
GermaineDe StaelThe Grand Dame of Paris.
ChretienDe TroyesA French poet.
PrincesDe VaudemontOne of David's mistresses.
LauzeDeperretA deputy.
CamilleDesmoulinsThe Enfant Célèbre of Paris.
PasqualeDi PaoliNapoleon's leader.
Angela MariaDi Pietra-SantaElisa's grandmother.
ConEdisonOne of Velis's clients.
PrinceEdwardHenry III's son.
CzarinaElizabeth PetrovnaDaughter of Peter The Great.
R.NElliottA theorist.
Carl PhillippEmanuel BachWilhelm's brother. Bach's son.
LeonhardEulerThe great mathematician.
SimonneEvrardMarat's natural wife.
FranzFeschLetizia's stepfather.
LeonardoFibonacciAn Italian mathematician.
BobbyFischerA chess grandmaster.
AntonyFiskeA big chess player.
BenjaminFranklinThe founding father of the United States.
CalousteGul-BenkianOne of Velis's workmates.
AnnaIvanovnaIvan's daughter.
AbrahamJanssenPhilip Stamna. One of the best chess players.
EmileKamel-KaderThe petroleum minister.
MuammarKhaddafiThe colonel.
ThereseLevasseurRousseau's mistress.
CarolusMagnusThe architect of the building.
Jean PaulMaratThe physician.
Charles-JeanMarie-BarbarouxA French politician of the revolutionary period.
LlewellynMarkhamBlanche's brother.
MokhfiMokhtarThe owner of the missing chess pieces.
PaulMurphyThe first U.S. chess champion.
JacquesNeckerGermaine's father. A Swiss finance minister.
SuzanneNeckerGermaine's mother.
JohnNewlandThe English chemist.
LadislausNimVelis's friend. A chess master.
DukeOf BurgundyThe King's friend.
AnnaOf MecklenburgThe former ruler.
BillOf SeizureThe bishop of Autun.
Dr.OsgoodA tournament physician.
Jean PhillippePetardThe firm's senior partner.
Mr.PetardVelis's manager.
Grand DukePeterCzarina's nephew.
AndrePhilidorThe finest chess player in Europe. A composer.
Count PotemkinThe Count of Russia.
LouisQuinzeThe King of France.
BlancheRadHarry's wife.
HarryRadVelis's former client and a close friend.
LilyRadHarry and Blanche's daughter. A chess grandmaster.
LetiziaRamolinoNapoleon's mother.
PrinceRegentThe Prince of Prussia.
MinnieRenselaasNim's acquaintance.
MaximilienRobespierreThe revolutionary leader.
Jean-JacquesRousseauThe great philosopher.
AlexanderSolarinA chess master. Aka: Alexie.
EricStael Von Hol-SteinGermaine's husband. A baron.
HelieTalleyrandCharles's father.
Charles MauriceTalleyrand-PerigoldDavid's friend. The bishop of Autun.
CharlesThe BaldGrandson of Charlemagne.
GarinThe FrankThe best chess player in King Charlemagne's kingdom.
CatherineThe GreatThe Empress of Russia. Aka: Sophia Anhalt-Zerbst.
PeterThe GreatSophia's 1st husband.
TailleferThe IroncutterThe Hero of the Battle of Hastings.
JockUphamThe firm's senior partner.
CatherineVelisA computer expert. Protagonist.
King FrederickWilliamThe King of Russia.
WilliamWoodsworthA poet. Robespierre's companion.
LouisXVIThe King of France.
MinisterYaminiThe Saudi minister.
PlatoZubovSophia's lover.
ValerianZubovPlator's brother.
Albertine Marat's sister.
Al-Kalim The man who talks to spirits.
Bach The Kapellmeister.
Belaid The minister.
Brodski Solarin's guard.
Carioca Lily's pet.
Carlos Velis's caretaker.
Charlot Mireille's son.
Courtiade Talleyrand's valet.
Daia Goddess of Wells.
Danton The Lion of the assembly.
Diderot A philosopher.
Doge Doge of Venice.
Elissa The sister of King Tyre.
El-Marad The carpet trader. Kamel Kader's friend.
Euler An astronomer and mathematician.
Genet The ambassador.
Gogol The arbiter.
Grimm A philosopher.
Gustavus The King of Sweden.
Lisle Catherine's colleague.
M.David Valentine's godfather. The heart of the chess-board.
Maria-Carolina Napoleon's sister.
Michel Mokthar's child.
Mimsy The fortune teller.
Mirabeau The great statesman.
Mireile A young nun novice. Protagonist.
Mordecai A chess master. Velis's friend.
Paul Sophia's son.
Pitt The prime minister.
Renselaas Minnie's husband. The Dutch consul.
Richelieu The cardinal.
Saul Harry's driver.
Shahin Mireille's guide.
Sharrif Velis's acquaintance.
Valentine Mireile's cousin.
Valerie Harry's maid.
Valerie Mokthar's child.
Wahad The tour guide.
Yamini The King's minister.