character in Shakespeare's The Tempest
1797 Hamilton Prospero & Ariel anagoria.JPG

Prospero (/ˈprɒspər/ PROS-pər-o) is a fictional character and the hero of William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

Prospero is the rightful Duke of Milan. He has learned sorcery from books.[1]


  1. "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 2017-09-20.