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Colonel Fitzwilliam
Biographical information
Age

30

Marital status

Single

Also known as

Colonel

Physical description
Gender

Male

Family information
Family members

The Earl (father)
Unnamed elder brother(s)
Lady Anne Darcy
(paternal aunt)
Fitzwilliam Darcy
(paternal first cousin)
Georgiana Darcy
(paternal first cousin)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
(paternal aunt)
Sir Lewis de Bourgh
(uncle by marriage)
Anne de Bourgh
(paternal first cousin)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Pride and Prejudice

Portrayer
  • 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 handsome" and although the son of an earl, has very little inheritance.

He approved of Darcy rescuing of one of his friends from an unsuitable marriage, whom he correctly guessed was Bingley, and jested that is was a "triumph". 

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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