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Biographical information



June 5, 1832

Cause of Death

Thrust by a bayonet to the chest (novel)
Shot at the barricades (film)


Member of Les Amis de l'ABC, Law Student

Behind the scenes

Iwan Lewis
Christophe Odent

Bahorel is a well spirited gentleman and a member of Les Amis de l'ABC. He was an idler from a peasant background who connects the Friends of the ABC with similar societies. Bahorel is a student in his eleventh year at the time of his introduction, though he does not care for the law school. He is the first of the principal Friends of the ABC to die in the revolt and is killed by a municipal guardsman.


He is a man with humor at the tip of his tongue and a witty comeback to follow every statement. He has peasant parents whom he had contrived to imbue with respect for their son. He serves as a connecting link between the Friends of the ABC and other still unorganized groups, which were destined to take form later on. He studies law, but he doesn't have any plans connected with this science. He takes few things seriously, the Revolution being one of them. In the midst of their meetings, Bahorel is most eager to listen and proves himself a loyal subject to the likes of Enjolras. He has many a friend among their small association and rarely fails to emit a great sense of bliss. He is a man of profound bravery with a talkative mouth to assist him in his unwavering humour.

His bold personality has the tendency to rub some others the wrong way and his spoken words are not always found in favour regarding his opinions. He never minds a fight or two in counting his beliefs. Still, he is a well liked and respected figure within his group of friends. It is to the barricade in which he will take his life with a kind smile to embrace him should death befall his fate. Despite his humour, he also has the ability to flaunt a side of himself that displays both his dedication and stern side. His intents are pure just as any other man of Les Amis de l’ABC.

Bahorel is the only main member of Les Amis to not feature in the musical. Possibly making Marius an initial member of the society and taking his place. Bahorel returns to the 2012 film where he is killed on the barricades by volleys fired after cannons have stormed the barricades.