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Balthazar (also spelled Balthasar or Balthassar), is the name commonly attributed to one of the "Three Wise Men", at least in the west. Though no names are given in the Gospel of Matthew, this was one of the names the Western church settled on in the 8th century, though other names were used by Eastern churches (for more information see Biblical Magi). It is an alternate form of the Babylonian king "Belshazzar", mentioned in the "Book of Daniel".

Balthazar may also be:
* "Balthazar" (novel), a 1958 novel by Lawrence Durrell
* "Balthazar", a 1909 book by Anatole France
* "Balthazar" (film), a 1966 film by Robert Bresson
* "Professor Balthazar", a Croatian cartoon series for children about an old inventor
* "The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B" (novel), a 1968 novel by J.P. Donleavy

Balthazar may also refer to:
* Balthazar, the name given to Runo Rimac, a native Amerindian prince enslaved by Gonzalo Pizarro in the 1972 film
* Balthasar Behem Codex, a 1505 lawbook from Kraków
* A supporting character in Ben-Hur.
* Part of the "MAGI Super Computer System" in the Japanese animated series "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
* One of a series of wine and champagne bottle sizes named for biblical figures, equal to 16 standard bottles, or 12 litres
* A demon played by Gavin Rossdale in the film "Constantine"
* A supporting character in the movie "The Scorpion King" played by actor Michael Clarke Duncan
* Romeo's manservant in the William Shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet"
* Portia's manservant in the William Shakespeare play "The Merchant of Venice"
* A follower of Don Pedro, a singer, from the William Shakespeare play "Much Ado about Nothing"
* A merchant in the William Shakespeare play "The Comedy of Errors"
* Belthazor, a demon, played by actor Julian McMahon on the television show "Charmed"
* Balthazar, a demon who led a cult of swordsman vampires, in the episode "Bad Girls" on the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer
* A wolf-like Faerie hunter on "Neopets"
* A character in the English-language releases of "Chrono Trigger", Belthasar
* The god of war, divine punishment and fire in the online game "Guild Wars"
* The god of Spanish Learning Games in the game Zanahoria
* Popular restaurants in New York City's "SoHo" district; also in Zagreb, Croatia; and a popular wine bar and restaurant on the Cape Town waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa
* A fictional monk from "Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal"
* The Godfather of Gargamel in Peyo's "Smurfs"
* The name of Jolyon Forsyte's dog in "The Forsyte Saga"
* Mentioned in "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)" a song off the Blue Öyster Cult album Agents of Fortune
* Balthazar, a character in "The Death Gate Cycle" books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
* Balthazar, Belgian band.
* Father Balthazar- The school priest in the novel 'heroes' by Robert Cormier

People with this name:
* Hans Urs von Balthasar, a 20th century Roman Catholic theologian
* Joseph Balthasar, Comte Siméon, 19th century French politician
* Balthasar Bekker, 17th century Dutch philosopher
* Balthasar Castiglione, Italian Renaissance author
* Baltasar Corrada del Río, Puerto Rican politician
* Baltasar Garzón, Spanish judge
* Balthasar Gérard, assassin of William I of Orange
* Balthazar Getty, American actor and great grandson of J. Paul Getty
* Baltasar Gracián y Morales, 17th century Spanish author
* Balthasar Hubmaier, German Anabaptist leader
* Balthus, a twentieth century artist, whose birth name is Balthazar Klossowski de Rola
* Baltasar Lopes da Silva, Cape Verdean writer
* Balthazaar Neil, Canadian Quarterback (University of Guelph Gryphons, Bristol Aztecs)
* Balthasar Ferdinand Moll, Baroque sculptor
* Balthazar, Francisco, the "Prince of Filipino poets"
* Balthasar de Monconys, 17th century French magistrate
* Balthasar Neumann 18th century German architect
* Balthasar Oomkens von Esens, 16th century Frisian rebel (two of whose brothers were named Caspar and Melchior)
* Balthasar Russow, Estonian chronicler
* Balthazar Johannes Vorster apartheid-era South African Prime Minister and President
* Balthazar Alvarez of France or Father Balthazar Alvarez, French 17th Century Jesuit who shaped “that special type of spirituality which characterized the Spanish Jesuits”
* Baltazar (footballer), Brazilian footballer
* Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior, Brazilian footballer

References in pop culture:A character named Balthazar is included in lyrics to Placebo's "Centrefolds": "Come on, Balthazar, I refuse to let you die..."

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