The following events occurred in the 1540s:
- 1540: The twentieth Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held.
- 16 July, 1544: Jarleth Hobart makes a public demonstration of his Levitation Charm, having leapt from the roof of his local church before a large crowd of wizards and remaining suspended in mid-air. The charm was cast on his clothes, however, and when the wizard removed them (as he believed they were making him heavy and impeding his movements in mid-air) he fell to the ground, breaking sixteen bones.
- 1547: The twenty-first Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held.
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