Pierre d'Anton is the French nobleman who stages a kidnapping of Rebekah bat-Leah Hauberger so that they could marry against her grandfather's wishes.

Personal HistoryEdit

When Rebekah was 14 she fell in love with 16-year-old Pierre d'Anton and they were betrothed. But Rebekah's father died and she went to live with her grandfather, Dr. Hasdi, and embraced her Jewish heritage. Pierre vowed that he would convert to Judaism so he could still marry Rebekah, but her grandfather did not believe that Pierre would be prepared to give up his title and property which would happen if he became a Jew. He feared that Pierre would revert to being Christian and Rebekah with him once they were married. Rebekah and Pierre made plans for Rebekah to be abducted by Pierre on the journey to Paris and she is taken back to Pierre's home.

Events of the NovelsEdit


Pierre attacks the coach carrying Rebekah Hauberger but fails to abduct her due to Jamie and Ian defending it. Rebekah escapes and flees to Pierre's house, closely followed by Jamie and Ian. Jamie and Ian are ushered in at knife-point and Ian sees that the rug which was stolen from their wagon is on the floor. Pierre explains to them that Rebekah is his betrothed. Rebekah is supposed to marry the son of the chief rabbi of the Paris synagogue in a marriage arranged by her grandfather, but she is determined not too. Pierre tells them that he and Rebekah arranged for Pierre to abduct her on the journey to Paris and that Rebekah had told him that the rug was part of her dowry and she had had some men deliver it.

Pierre locks Jamie and Ian in the wine cellar where they help themselves to the wine. That night Rebekah and Pierre are married in his garden in accordance with proper Jewish custom and the Law. They get Jamie and Ian to witness the wedding so they can tell Dr. Hasdi.


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Physical AppearanceEdit

Pierre has blond hair.


  • Pierre is the French form of Peter[2], derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone".[3]
  • Robert is from the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright".[4]



  1. Rebekah's mother's name is identified through Rebekah's name; 'bat-Leah' means 'daughter of Leah' from the Hebrew patronymic.
  2. Behind the Name: Pierre - accessed 24 May 2016
  3. Behind the Name: Peter - accessed 24 May 2016
  4. Behind the Name: Robert - accessed 24 May 2016

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