List of characters in the book

A number of readers have suggested that I provide them with a list if characters in the novel. This is not only to make it easier to follow but also so that they can see which famous characters from the period are in it. So here it is in order of appearance; * denotes a
character who existed; all others are fictional.

*Juan Hidalgo main character
*Juan Bautiste
Diamante
playwright
*King Charles II King of Spain
(from 1665)
*Antonio de Escamilla theatre company
manager
*Manuela de Escamilla singer actress
Marfisa del Pozo singer actress
*Juan de Roxas
Carrión
violinist
*Luis de As violinist
Simón Donoso guitarist
*Antonio Hidalgo Juan’s father
*Francisca
Polanco
Juan’s mother
*Francisco
Hidalgo
Juan’s brother
*Catalina
Polanco
Juan’s aunt
Sister Ursula de
Mendoza
first school
teacher
Angela Suarez one of twins,
friend
Andrea Suarez other twin
*Balthasar Favales friend, estate
agent
*Honofre de
Espinosa
friend, member
of Inquisition
Teresa de
Espinosa
first girlfriend
Señor Vásquez music teacher
Señor Méndez history teacher
*Christóbal de
Agramontes
friend, priest
Barbola farmer’s wife,
housemaid
Father Sancho religious
studies teacher
*Bernarda  Ramirez actress singer
*Maria de
Riquelme
actress singer
*Jean-Charles de la Faille maths teacher
Señor Cerrada geography teacher
*Manuel Vallejo theatre company
manager
*Lope de Vega playwright
*Geronima de Valcázar actress singer
*Maria de Ceballos actress singer
Esmeralda Pechada de Burgos lady of
pleasure
*Mateo Romero Maestro, Royal
Chapel
*King Philip IV King of Spain
(until 1665)
*Francisco de
Guypúzcoa
violinist
Alonso Arias de
Soria
tenor
Hernando de Eslava cello player
Vitoria de Cuenca singer
*Diego Velázquez Royal portrait
painter
*Carlos Patiño Maestro, Royal
Chapel
*Cardinal Infante Ferdinand King Philip
IV’s brother
*Infante Don Carlos King Philip
IV’s brother
*Don Juan Mateos Royal Master
Huntsman
Lucia Nelleda stable maid
*Queen
Elizabeth of Bourbon
King Philip IV’s first wife
*Count Duke Olivares King Philip IV’s Chief
Minister
*Antonio de Sotomayor Inquisitor
General
*Francisco de
Quevedo
poet, King’s
Private Secretary
*Francisca Paula de Abaunza Juan Hidalgo’s
wife
Manuel Mergildo de Andrada wanted by
Inquisition
Maurice Mireaux sentenced to death by Inquisition
Pedro Ibáñez civil servant
Alvaro Gutierro de Marchena Chief Clerk of the Council for
State Security
*Juana Diego Veláquez’s wife
*Domingo Abaunza Francisca’s
father
Beatrix de Santander Francisca’s
work friend
Marina de Riviera Francisca’s
school friend
Antonia Rodríguez Francisca’s
school friend
Susana Muñoz Francisca’s
college friend
Señora Floriana Cerrada Francisco
Hidalgo’s lover
Sebastian Alonso
González del Águilla
musical instrument maker ofSegovia
Agueda de Recalde father’s
mistress
Luisa de
Alvarado
father’s
mistress
Violante de
Castro
father’s
mistress
Leonor Escobar father’s mistress
Quiteria de la
Rocha
father’s
mistress
*Giulio Rospigliosi papal nuncio,
later Pope Clement IX
*Baltasar Moscoso y Sandoval Archbishop ofToledo
*Pedro Calderón
de la Barca
playwright
Jorge Sanz de Aranda later Chief Clerk of  the Council for State Security
*Pope Innocent
X
* Juana Vélez Francisco’s
wife
Antona nurse, Antonia and Alonso’s daughter
Agustín singer,  Antonia and Alonso’s son
*Juan Pareja Velázquez’s manservant
*Luis de Ulloa playwright
*Antonio de Solís playwright
*Vélez de Guevara playwright
Señor García Juan junior’s
schoolteacher
*Inés de Mazo Velázquez’s granddaughter
*Juan Bautista
Martínez del Mazo
Inés’s father,
painter
*Baltasar del
Mazo
Juan junior’s
friend, painter
*Diego Osorio theatre manager
*Juana de Cisneros theatre manager
*Marquis of Heliche empressario
*Queen Mariana ofAustria Philip IV’s second wife, Queen
Consort
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