Jean Prouvaire
Biographical information
Also Known As





June 5, 1832

Cause of Death

Hostaged by the National Guardsmen and executed(novel)
Shot at the barricades (musical)


Member of the Les Amis de l'ABC

Behind the scenes

Leo Roberts
Peter Polycarpou
Fra Fee
Alistair Brammer
Jamie Muscato

Jean Prouvaire is a relatively friendly and beloved member of Les Amis de l'ABC.

About Edit

Like Enjolras, Jean is an only child, from a rich family. Inevitably, everyone finds love for him in their hearts since it proves difficult to dislike him.

According to Hugo, Prouvaire chose name Jehan because of his interest in Middle Ages. He writes and reads poems, plays on the flute, grows flowers, and ponders social questions. He dresses badly and although he is shy, he is also very brave. He is executed by the National Guard and shouts: ""Vive la France! Long live France! Long live the future!"

He is devoted to the cause and is somewhat comfortable with the concept of death after digging deeper into what death truly is to him. Regardless, he is dedicated to the arms of his friends whom he so dearly loves and cherishes. Prouvaire is viewed to be the innocence within Les Amis de l’ABC. A reminder as to how men are still boys at heart with hopes and dreams. Regarding Enjolras, Jehan seems to be a reason worth fighting for. Without him, Les Amis de l’ABC would be merely just a group of men, fighting to get across their argument. Jehan is the bow on top of their general appearance. He makes them a whole.

In both musical and the 2012 film, Jehan is shot at the barricades, as well as the other Les Amis members, instead of being executed as a hostage in front of the barricades by the National guardsmen. It is presumed he is shot with a musket or stabbed with a bayonet by the National Guard as he fends them off on the lower floor of the wine shop, when they break in. He is last seen on the lower floor of the wine shop running to escape the National Guardsmen, but is presumably shot possibly alongside Lesgle, but Jehan is later resurrected.


2012 FilmEdit