Dan Brown's Inferno

Inferno’s Characters: Bertrand Zobrist

Bertrand Zobrist is a fictional character created by American author Dan Brown, the main antagonist in Brown’s novel Inferno.

Zobrist is a genetic engineer and Swiss billionaire. He doesn’t appear physically in the narrative given that his suicide takes place prior to the novel’s events. Instead, he is only seen in flashbacks of other characters, like the Provost, the head of the Consortium, a shadowy consulting group.

The Tabernacle by Orcagna in Orsanmichele, Florence

Andrea Orcagna

Andrea Orcagna, originally known as Andrea di Cione, was one of the most prominent Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect of the mid-14th century. He is mentioned in Dan Brown’s latest novel Inferno. To be specific, the novel’s main character Robert Langdon refers to the terrifying black demon whose red hair is smeared with the blood of his victims and who is attributed to Orcagna.

Gustave Dorè - Inferno 21

Paul Gustave Doré

Paul Gustave Doré was a prolific French engraver, artist, illustrator, sculptor, and primarily, wood and steel carver.

Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, being a renown Dante scholar, exhibited a Gustave Doré lithograph depicting a dark entrance to a tunnel carved into the face of an austere cliff during a conference hosted by one of the world’s oldest Dante societies—the Società Dante Alighieri Vienna. Moreover, during one of his adventures, Langdon refers to Doré’s work Dandolo Preaching the Crusade.