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Encyclopedia > Albert (Discworld)
Characters from
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
Character details
Full name: Alberto "Albert" Malich
Description: Death's butler, formerly a wizard.
Associations: Death
Mort
Susan Sto Helit
Location: Death's Domain
Story appearances
First seen: Mort
Also in: Reaper Man
Soul Music
Hogfather
Other details
Notes: Must remain in Death's Domain after his hourglass of life broke, leaving just 5 seconds of life left

Albert is a character from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of novels, first appearing in Mort. Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... Cover art of The Colour of Magic by Josh Kirby Discworld is a series of thirty-four fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world on the back of a giant turtle that adheres (loosely) to the conventions of classical... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... // For other uses see Butler (disambiguation) The butler is a senior servant in a large household. ... Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... Cover art of The Colour of Magic by Josh Kirby Discworld is a series of thirty-four fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world on the back of a giant turtle that adheres (loosely) to the conventions of classical... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ...


Albert, known as Alberto Malich when he founded the Unseen University, tried to perform the Rite of AshkEnte backwards in order to gain immortality. It worked, in a way, since Malich was sent to Death's Domain, where Time does not flow the same as on the Discworld. Death now employs him as his butler. He had 91 days, three hours and five minutes of Time left on the Disc, most of which he spent shopping and using the soap and bath at the Young Men's Reformed Cultist of the Ichor-God-Bel-Shamharoth's Association (Death is not very good at making plumbing). The Coat of Arms of Unseen University. ... In the fictional Discworld universe as described in the book series of the same name by Terry Pratchett, the Rite of AshkEnte is the ancient magic ritual that summons and binds Death to the circle and prevents him from leaving until invited to do so by the summoning wizard. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... The Discworld gods are the fictional deities from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...


There was a statue of Alberto in the hallway of Unseen University, inscribed (apart from the usual student scribbles) with We Shall Not See His Like Again. This, of course, turned out to be entirely wrong. After the destruction of the statue in Mort, and the wizards' belief the returned Albert was the statue, it was suggested that a new one was built in a very secure place, such as the dungeon. The Coat of Arms of Unseen University. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ...


When Death was missing in Soul Music, Albert tried to find him on the Disc but got robbed and his life-timer (hourglass of life) was broken. After this incident, Albert has approximately 5 seconds left, and thus cannot return back to the world of the living anymore, as Death cannot make his life longer. The remaining sand is now kept in a bottle in Albert's bedroom. Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. ...


While Death and Albert seem to get on, it is a very fragile relationship. In Mort Albert returned to the world to help Death, but seemed ready to attack him when it looked like he had got his former job as Archchancellor back. He also seemed not to trust Death with his life-timer, which is why he took it with him in Soul Music. Frequently Albert finds himself trying to keep Death "on course" when his master is becoming too human. He and Susan do not get on very well. Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ...


Albert is also a highly idiosyncratic cook, believing everything needs to be fried to get rid of the germs, including porridge.


Albert is said to be named after philosopher and theologian Albertus Magnus. Albertus Magnus (fresco, 1352, Treviso, Italy) Albertus Magnus (1193? – November 15, 1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a Dominican friar who became famous for his universal knowledge and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion. ...


Other media

In Cosgrove Hall's 1996 animated Soul Music, Albert was voiced by Bryan Pringle. In BBC Radio 4's 2004 adaption of Mort, he was voiced by Philip Jackson. Cosgrove Hall Films is an animation studio based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester that is a major producer of childrens television programmes. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... Bryan Pringle (19 January 1935 - 15 May 2002) was a long serving British actor who appeared in a number of television, film and theatre productions throughout a career which spanned almost four decades. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Philip Jackson (b. ...


In Sky One's upcoming live-action version of Hogfather, he is to be played by David Jason. Sky One is British Sky Broadcastings flagship entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ...

The Discworld
Characters:

Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus - Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind - Twoflower - Havelock Vetinari - Samuel Vimes - The Witches - Ysabell - Discworld gods - more... The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Delphine Angua von Ãœberwald is a character from the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Carrot Ironfoundersson is a corporal in, and later captain of, the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Cohen the Barbarian is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Fred Colon is a fictional character in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ... Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Detritus is a fictional character in Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Gaspode is a small terrier-like dog featured in seven of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... This article refers to the Discworld character. ... Igor is a recurring set of characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Johnson, Bergholt Stuttley, known as Bloody Stupid Johnson, is a landscape gardener and inventor on the Discworld (a fictional world created by author Terry Pratchett), and is mentioned in a number of books. ... Leonard of Quirm is a fictional character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Librarian of Unseen University is one of the most popular characters in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Lu-Tze is a character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a fictional character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Cecil Wormsborough St. ... Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time. ... Rincewind is a fictional character appearing in the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, several of which feature him as the central character. ... Twoflower is a fictional character featuring in some of Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Lord Havelock Vetinari is the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, the head of the fictional city state of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Sam Vimes is a fictional policeman from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... Ysabell is a fictional character who lives on Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld. ... The Discworld gods are the fictional deities from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ...

Locations:

Ankh-Morpork - Agatean Empire - Borogravia - Death's Domain - Dungeon Dimensions - Ephebe - Genua - Klatch - Lancre - Muntab - Quirm - Sto Lat - Ɯberwald - Unseen University - XXXX - more... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... The Agatean Empire is a fictitous country that occupies the Counterweight Continent of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Borogravia is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of novels. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, the Dungeon Dimensions are the endless wastelands outside of space and time. ... Ephebe is one of the countries of the Discworld, a fictional world created by Terry Pratchett in a series of novels of the same name. ... Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, Klatch is both a country and a continent. ... Lancre (pronounced Lanker) is a fictional country from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Muntab is a fictional country in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Quirm is a fictional city in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Sto Lat is a fictional town in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... In Terry Pratchetts fictional Discworld universe, Ãœberwald is a region located in near the foot of the Ramtops, farther from Ankh-Morpork than Lancre is. ... The Coat of Arms of Unseen University. ... XXXX or FourEcks (previously known as Terror Incognita) is the name of the Australia-like continent seen in the Discworld novel The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett. ... This is a list of fictional locations in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...

Other:

Calendar - City Watch - Clacks - Guilds - Magic - Post Office - Stealth Chess - Minor Discworld concepts The Discworld calendar was first defined in a footnote in The Colour of Magic, and has been expanded upon in later novels and the Discworld Almanack (2004). ... Coat of arms of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. ... The clacks in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels is a network of semaphore towers stretching along the Sto Plains, into the Ramtops and across the Unnamed Continent to Genua. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels, there are almost 300 Guilds in the city of Ankh-Morpork. ... The Discworld in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels runs on magic. ... The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is featured in the book Going Postal, the most recent addition to British fantasy author Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of books. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the Discworld of novels by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out. ...


 
 

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