Much Ado About Nothing Character List

Beatrice Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin also Benedick’s lover. She is very witty.
Benedick Beatrice’s lover, a soldier under Don Pedro, friends with Claudio. Also very witty.
Claudio Hero’s lover, a soldier under Don Pedro, young.
Hero The daughter of Leonato, Clauio’s lover.
Don Pedro Leader of the military; important person from Aragon. Also referred to as Prince.
Leonato Noble from Messina (setting); Father of Hero.
Don John The bastard, Has a scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio.
Margret Servingwoman of Hero, Helps Borachio and Don John trick Claudio into thinking Hero is unfaithful.
Borachio Associate of Don Joh, Margret’s lover.
Conrad Don John’s right hand man
Dogberry Constable in charge of the watch.
Verges Deputy to Dogberry
Antonio Leonato’s brother. Hero’s uncle.
Balthasar Musician and waiter in Leonato’s household
Ursula One of Hero’s waiting women