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Created on 2014-10-31 23:29:17 (#2338789), last updated 2015-11-14 (101 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Jan 1
Location:France, dead, France

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Disclaimer: Combeferre is a character from Les Misérables. by Victor Hugo. He appears here solely for role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar from which no profit is being made.

Combeferre was as gentle as Enjolras was severe...He read everything, went to the theatres, attended the courses of public lecturers, learned the polarization of light from Arago, grew enthusiastic over a lesson in which Geoffrey Sainte-Hilaire explained the double function of the external carotid artery, and the internal, the one which makes the face, and the one which makes the brain; he kept up with what was going on, followed science step by step...

Combeferre is a French medical student who died in 1832, in an attempted revolution. Before getting dead, he was a dork who got extremely excited about every new development in science and philosophy. He was prone to eloquently philosophizing about violence and social change, but also to snark of the more cerebral variety.

Canon does not give us a precise age or physical description. I've decided he's around 30 at the time of his death. He never did graduate from medical school since, like many other students of his time and place, he kept getting distracted by politics. He's slightly tallish for his time, which means he's no more than average height in modern America or Europe. He's black-haired and olive-skinned. He wears clothes appropriate to 1830s France (trousers, shirt, waistcoat, cravat, coat, plus a tricolor cockade that tells everyone he's a republican).

The player can be found on DW [personal profile] bobbiewickham, a mostly dead journal, but it works to find me.

Note on canon-puncture borrowed from [personal profile] pro_patria_mortuus: in the 1830s Victor Hugo was already a well-known writer and prominent figure in the Paris artistic scene, so Combeferre has heard of him. He would not be shocked to learn that Hugo wrote a novel about the events of the June 1832 uprising. But beyond that, if we're getting into any personal specifics only knowable through reading Les Misérables, please talk to me first just so we're on the same page.

Combeferre is now canon-punctured. He's read the entirety of the book Les Mis.
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