Fifty Years of Terry Pratchett

Albert

Albert, DEATH’S manservant but also known as Alberto Malich the Wise, the founder of Unseen University (1222-1289 by the city count of that time)

Although in real years he is only about sixty-seven, he has been alive while two thousand years have passed on the disc.

The generally held belief is that Albert, one of the most powerful wizards alive at the time, tried to outwit Death by performing the Rite of ASHKENTA backwards.

In appearance, Albert is a small hunched old man, Second impressions suggest quite a tall, wiry man who merely walks like the third illustrationalong in the usual How Man Evolved diagram.