A young man and a rival of the Count whom he encounters at a birthday party for a princess. Due to a series of small incidents, the princess had favored the Count over the officer. In revenge, the officer had courted Helena only to break her heart by raping her handmaiden. The Count had then shot the officer in the arm, and he was subsequently sent to Paris as punishment, missing the death of his sister.
The Hussar Officer Character Timeline in A Gentleman in Moscow
The timeline below shows where the character The Hussar Officer appears in A Gentleman in Moscow. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2, 1926, Adieu
Book 3, An Alliance
...Count has an interesting background. After asking about the Count’s incident with the young Hussar officer and the Count’s travels to Paris, Osip wonders why the Count did not join either... (full context)