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Colonel Fitzwilliam
Biographical information


Marital status


Also known as


Physical description


Family information
Family members

The Earl (father)
Unnamed elder brother(s)
Lady Anne Darcy
(paternal aunt)
Fitzwilliam Darcy
(paternal cousin)
Georgiana Darcy
(paternal cousin)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
(paternal aunt)
Anne de Bourgh
(paternal cousin)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Pride and Prejudice

  • Robert Crewdson
  • Robin Chadwick
  • Desmond Adams
  • Cornelius Booth
  • Gerald Oliver Smith
  • Tom Ward

Colonel Fitzwilliam is a character in Pride and Prejudice. He is the youngest son of an earl and the nephew of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Lady Anne Darcy. This makes him the cousin of Anne de Bourgh and the Darcy siblings, Fitzwilliam and Georgiana. His first name is unknown and never mentioned. He is about 30 years old at the beginning of the novel. He is the co-guardian of Miss Georgiana Darcy, along with his cousin and her brother, Mr. Darcy.

Though he's commonly addressed as "Colonel", we learn nothing more about his military career.

He tells Elizabeth that he must marry for money in order to support himself, which is why the two of them can never be more than friends

Personality and traitsEdit

He is seen to be "most truly" a gentleman. He is also described as being well-bred and capable of talking pleasantly and smart enough to enjoy talking with Elizabeth. He is very charming.

He is not very handsome nor rich.

Titles and stylesEdit

As a son of an earl, Fitzwilliam would have been styled at his birth as The Honourable Mr. (First name) Fitzwilliam.

As a colonel, he is styled as The Honourable Colonel (First name) Fitzwilliam.

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