Ramballe is a gregarious French officer who chooses Bazdeev’s house for his quarters upon invading Moscow. When Pierre saves him from being shot by the madman Makar Alexeevich, Ramballe decides Pierre is an honorary Frenchman and spends the night drinking wine and telling stories with him. Ramballe is next seen at the end of the war, staggering weakly out of the woods and cared for by Russian soldiers.
Captain Ramballe Character Timeline in War and Peace
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Volume 3, Part 3: Chapters 27–29
...honorary Frenchman, and Pierre can’t resist the man’s friendly nature. He introduces himself as Captain Ramballe, and though he tries to withhold his identity at first, Pierre gives in and offers... (full context)
...to the French, but because he’s aware of his own weakness. After one meal with Ramballe, Pierre’s resolve to kill Napoleon has faded. He now feels disgust toward the French officer,... (full context)
Volume 3, Part 3: Chapters 33–34
Volume 4, Part 4: Chapters 4–9