Silhouettes of the main family.

The Baudelaire family is one of the main families featured in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Before it was destroyed, the family resided in the Baudelaire Mansion. They also had an enormous fortune.

The family stems from Bertrand Baudelaire and his wife Beatrice, both of whom perished in the fire that destroyed the Baudelaire Mansion. Their children, who survived the fire, are Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Beatrice Snicket, Kit Snicket's daughter, is later adopted by the children.



The Baudelaire orphans.

Count Olaf is said to be a distant relative of the Baudelaires (their third cousin four times removed or their fourth cousin three times removed, though it is not revealed as to whether he is related through Bertrand or Beatrice). It is also possible this relation is a lie he fabricated so that he could adopt the Baudelaire orphans.

The Baudelaires have an uncle Elwyn who owns a farm (possibly the Valorous Farms Dairy) and is briefly mentioned in The Austere Academy.

Family tree

  • This family tree is based on conjuction through what is known in the series, and assumes that Beatrice took Bertrand's last name.


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