List of The Da Vinci Code characters

SilasSophie NeveuSir Leigh Teabing
This is a list of fictional characters from Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and the 2006 film based on it. Bishop Manuel Aringarosa is a fictional Spanish bishop, portrayed in the film by Alfred Molina. Bishop Aringarosa is the worldwide head of Opus Dei and the patron of the albino monk Silas. Five months before the start of the narrative, he is summoned by the Vatican to a meeting at an astronomical observatory in the Italian Apennines and told, to his great surprise, that in six months the Pope will withdraw his support of Opus Dei.

Angels & Demons

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The Da Vinci Code. Burstein, Dan (ed). Secrets of Angels & Demons: The unauthorized guide to the bestselling novel, 2004, CDS Books. ISBN: 1-59315-140-3, Collection of many essays by world-class historians and other experts, discussing the fact & fiction of the novel. Angels and Demons Draws Tourists to Rome, January 20, 2005, NPR. CERN's own page about fact and fiction in the novel. Angels and Demons Movie News Site. Path of Illumination (with photos of the places of Angels & Demons). Dan Brown's own page. Book 'Antimatter, The Ultimate Mirror' ISBN: 978-0-521-89309-1. Official website. Official UK website. CERN Angels-and-Demons website.

The Da Vinci Code (film)

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The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard, written by Akiva Goldsman, and based on Dan Brown's 2003 best-selling novel of the same name. The first in the Robert Langdon film series, the film stars Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean Reno, and Paul Bettany. In the film, Robert Langdon, a professor of religious iconography and symbology from Harvard University, is the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator Jacques Saunière. In the body, the police find a disconcerting cipher and start an investigation.

The Lost Symbol

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The Lost Symbol is a 2009 novel written by American writer Dan Brown. It is a thriller set in Washington, D.C., after the events of The Da Vinci Code, and relies on Freemasonry for both its recurring theme and its major characters. Released on September 15, 2009, it is the third Brown novel to involve the character of Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon, following 2000's Angels & Demons and 2003's The Da Vinci Code. It had a first printing of 6.5 million (5 million in North America, 1.5 million in the UK), the largest in Doubleday history.

The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail

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Alas, though, I think that one has to say that this is the direction that history is going today… *Smithy code *Simon Raikes. (2005) The Real Da Vinci Code.

Opus Dei

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In another 1997 book, the detective novel "The Death of Faith" which is the seventh in the Commissario Brunetti series by Donna Leon, the book's mystery turns out to involve sinister activities by Opus Dei. The book ends with the protagonist Brunetti feeling certain that a priest who is an Opus Dei member was responsible for several murders - but has no way to prove it in court, and feels that Opus Dei is too powerful to touch. Since 2003, Opus Dei has received world attention as a result of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code and the 2006 film based on the novel. In The Da Vinci Code, Opus Dei is portrayed as a Catholic organization that is led into a sinister international conspiracy.

The Colour Out of Space

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The 2018 film Annihilation — itself based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer — contains numerous plot similarities with Lovecraft's story, most prominently a colorful alien entity that crash lands on earth and begins mutating nearby plant and animal life. Stephen King says that his 1987 novel The Tommyknockers, in which residents of a small town in rural Maine are physically and mentally affected by the emanations from an alien ship unearthed in the nearby woods, and a major character is also named Gardner, was strongly influenced by "The Colour Out of Space."

Priory of Sion

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Thanks to Dan Brown, hundreds of millions of people now have “brand awareness”, and several million of them seem to take it seriously." As a result of Dan Brown's best-selling 2003 conspiracy fiction novel The Da Vinci Code and the subsequent 2006 film, there was a new level of public interest in the Priory of Sion. Brown's novel promotes the mythical version of the Priory but departs from the ultimate conclusions presented in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

Richard Leigh (author)

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These notions were later used as a basis for Dan Brown's international best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The day after publication, the authors had a public clash on BBC television with the Bishop of Birmingham and Marina Warner. The book rapidly climbed the best-seller charts, and the authors published a sequel, The Messianic Legacy, in 1986. The book has been described as "a work thoroughly debunked by scholars and critics alike". Arthurian scholar Richard Barber has commented, "It would take a book as long as the original to refute and dissect The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail point by point: it is essentially a text which proceeds by innuendo, not by refutable scholarly debate".

Angels & Demons (film)

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In 2003, Sony Pictures acquired the film rights to Angels & Demons along with The Da Vinci Code in a deal with author Dan Brown. In May 2006, following the release of the 2006 film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, Sony Pictures hired screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, to adapt Angels & Demons. Filming was originally to begin in February 2008 and was originally going to be released on December 19, 2008, but because of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the film was pushed back for May 15, 2009. David Koepp rewrote the script before shooting began.

Mary Magdalene

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Dan Brown's 2003 bestselling mystery thriller novel The Da Vinci Code popularized a number of erroneous ideas about Mary Magdalene, including that she was a member of the tribe of Benjamin, that she was Jesus's wife, that she was pregnant at the crucifixion, and that she gave birth to Jesus's child, who became the founder of a bloodline which survives to this very day. There is absolutely no historical evidence, from the canonical or apocryphal gospels, other early Christian writings, or any other ancient sources, to support any of these claims.

Michael Baigent

Some of the ideas presented in Baigent's earlier book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, were incorporated in the bestselling American novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown named the primary antagonist, a British Royal Historian, Knight of the Realm and Grail scholar, Sir Leigh Teabing, KBE, also known as the Teacher, in homage to the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail. The name combines Richard Leigh's surname with 'Teabing', an anagram of Baigent. In March 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed a lawsuit in a British court against Brown's publisher, Random House, claiming copyright infringement.

Lewis Perdue

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Perdue was sued by Random House in 2003 when he charged that Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code plagiarized those two books. Random House won the lawsuit but lost their demand to have Perdue pay their legal fees. The Delphi Betrayal (1981). Queens Gate Reckoning (1982). The Da Vinci Legacy (1983). The Tesla Bequest (1984). The Linz Testament (1985). Zaibatsu (1988). Daughter of God (1999). Slatewiper (2003). Perfect Killer (2005). Die By Wire (2011).

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Eberhart ultimately characterized the book as "a slight but transitionally important work that should lead [King] to better things."

H. P. Lovecraft

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Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Alan Moore, Junji Ito, F. Paul Wilson, Brian Lumley, Caitlín R. Kiernan, William S. Burroughs, and Neil Gaiman, have cited Lovecraft as one of their primary influences. Beyond direct adaptation, Lovecraft and his stories have had a profound impact on popular culture. Some influence was direct, as he was a friend, inspiration, and correspondent to many of his contemporaries, such as August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Robert Bloch and Fritz Leiber.

Haven (TV series)

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In September 2009, E1 Entertainment announced it was working with Stephen King to develop a television series based on his novel The Colorado Kid (2005). The entertainment company ordered the concept straight to series, with thirteen episodes planned. In November, Syfy announced it had acquired the series. Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn wrote the pilot episode. According to Ernst, the original idea had no supernatural involvement, which prompted Stephen King to ask "Where's the supernatural element"? after he read their notes. In February 2010, Emily Rose was cast in the lead role of Audrey Parker. Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant came on board in late March.

Smithy code

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(These abbreviations are used by Smith throughout the judgement in referring to the books at issue, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code.) There are 70 sections in the judgement.

The New Yorker

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Salinger, Irwin Shaw, James Thurber, John Updike, Eudora Welty, Stephen King, and E. B. White. Publication of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" drew more mail than any other story in the magazine's history. In its early decades, the magazine sometimes published two or even three short stories a week, but in recent years the pace has remained steady at one story per issue.

Criticism of The Da Vinci Code

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History versus the Da Vinci Code a non-religious analysis of The Da Vinci Codes errors of fact. The Da Vinci Codethe book, the movie, the deception.

Jesus bloodline

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The 2003 conspiracy fiction novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown accepted some of the above hypotheses as being valid. Elements of some Jesus bloodline hypotheses were propounded by the 2007 documentary film The Lost Tomb of Jesus by Simcha Jacobovici focusing on the Talpiot Tomb discovery, which was also published as a book entitled The Jesus Family Tomb. In 2007 psychic medium Sylvia Browne released the book The Two Marys: The Hidden History of the Mother and Wife of Jesus, in which she tries to further validate the possibility of Jesus and Mary Magdalene producing a family.

Inferno (Brown novel)

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Inferno is a 2013 mystery thriller novel by American author Dan Brown and the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, following Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. The book was published on May 14, 2013, ten years after publication of The Da Vinci Code (2003), by Doubleday. It was number one on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction and Combined Print & E-book fiction for the first eleven weeks of its release, and also remained on the list of E-book fiction for the first seventeen weeks of its release. A film adaptation was released in the United States on October 28, 2016.

Stephen King short fiction bibliography

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A full listing as of December 31, 2004 with citations appears in The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King by Rocky Wood, et al. (ISBN: 0-9750593-3-5); as of December 31, 2005 in Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished (ISBN: 1-58767-130-1 and ISBN: 0-9750593-4-3) by Rocky Wood, et al.; and as of late 2007 in Justin Brooks' Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World’s Most Popular Author (ISBN: 1-58767-153-0). In 2012, a revised and updated edition of Uncollected, Unpublished was published.

1987 in literature

Stephen King. Misery. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three. The Tommyknockers. The Eyes of the Dragon. Penelope Lively – Moon Tiger. Ian McEwan – The Child in Time. Betty Mahmoody – Not Without My Daughter. James A. Michener – Legacy. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons – Watchmen (graphic novel). Finola Moorhead – Remember the Tarantella. Toni Morrison – Beloved (1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction). Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood (ノルウェイの森, Noruwei no Mori). V. S. Naipaul – The Enigma of Arrival. Silvina Ocampo – Y así sucesivamente (stories). Michael Ondaatje – In the Skin of A Lion. Robert B. Parker – Pale Kings and Princes. Gary Paulsen – Hatchet.


The word cryptex is a neologism coined by the author Dan Brown for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, denoting a portable vault used to hide secret messages. It is a word formed from Greek κρυπτός kryptós, "hidden, secret" and Latin codex; "an apt title for this device" since it uses "the science of cryptology to protect information written on the contained scroll or codex" (p. 199 of the novel). The first physical cryptex was created by Justin Kirk Nevins in 2004. "Cryptex" is a registered trademark of Justin Kirk Nevins.