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The following events happened in the '''1740s'''.
 
The following events happened in the '''1740s'''.
   
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*[[Wikipedia:1741|1741]]: [[Dilys Derwent]] becomes [[Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="OP22">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 22 (''St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1741|1741]]: [[Dilys Derwent]] becomes [[Headmistress]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="OP22">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 22 (''St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1743|1743]]: [[Gideon Flatworthy]] leads the extremist anti-[[Muggle]] group, the [[Accionites]]. After being pursued by [[Goblin]] goldsmiths from whom they had stolen, the group hide in a remote cave in [[Pembrokeshire]]. Disillusioned with Flatworthy's leadership, the Accionites abandon him in the cave where, perhaps driven mad by hunger, on [[18 September]], he would [[Summoning Charm|Summon]] an entire farm, crushing him to death beneath cattle and haystacks.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1743|1743]]: [[Gideon Flatworthy]] leads the extremist anti-[[Muggle]] group, the [[Accionites]]. After being pursued by [[Goblin]] goldsmiths from whom they had stolen, the group hide in a remote cave in [[Pembrokeshire]]. Disillusioned with Flatworthy's leadership, the Accionites abandon him in the cave where, perhaps driven mad by hunger, on [[18 September]], he would [[Summoning Charm|Summon]] an entire farm, crushing him to death beneath cattle and haystacks.
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*[[Wikipedia:1743|1743]]: The forty-ninth [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] is held.<ref name="BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1749|1749]]: A breach in the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]] involving [[Vampire]]s is contained, and safety concerns are met with new laws.<ref name="OP31">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1749|1749]]: A breach in the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]] involving [[Vampire]]s is contained, and safety concerns are met with new laws.<ref name="OP31">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 31 (''O.W.L.s'')</ref>
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===Quidditch===
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*[[Wikipedia:1740|1740]] to [[Wikipedia:1744|1744]]: The [[Slytherin Quidditch team]] was captained by [[Russell Lucky]] for four consecutive school years.<ref name="HPPtS">''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p. 349 {{see image|File:SlytherinCaptainsPlaque2.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1744|1744]] to [[Wikipedia:1748|1748]]: The Slytherin Quidditch team was captained by [[Dan Darker]].<ref name="HPPtS">''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p. 349 {{see image|File:SlytherinCaptainsPlaque2.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1748|1748]]: The Slytherin team was captained by [[Jess Lafington]] for four consecutive school years, starting from 1748.<ref name="HPPtS">''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p. 349 {{see image|File:SlytherinCaptainsPlaque2.jpg}}</ref>
   
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
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*[[18 September]], [[Wikipedia:1743|1743]]: [[Gideon Flatworthy]]
 
*[[18 September]], [[Wikipedia:1743|1743]]: [[Gideon Flatworthy]]
   
==Behind the Scenes==
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==Behind the scenes==
*The breach in the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1749 involving vampires may be inspired by the real-world work of Benedictine monk [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Augustin_Calmet Antoine Augustin Calmet,] who is famous for being among the first to record stories about vampires in Western Europe. In 1746, Calmet suggested that vampires may actually exist, and in 1749, Calmet published a treatise that describes how to track them down in their lairs and destroy them. If so, Calmet (or his source) may be a wizard in the Harry Potter universe, since only wizards and witches can commit a breach.
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*The breach in the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1749 involving vampires may be inspired by the real-world work of Benedictine monk [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Augustin_Calmet Antoine Augustin Calmet,] who is famous for being among the first to record stories about vampires in Western Europe. In 1746, Calmet suggested that vampires may actually exist, and in 1749, Calmet published a treatise that describes how to track them down in their lairs and destroy them. If so, Calmet (or his source) may be a wizard in the ''Harry Potter'' universe, since only wizards and witches could possibly commit such a breach.
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==

Latest revision as of 23:05, October 22, 2014

The following events happened in the 1740s.

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Behind the scenesEdit

  • The breach in the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1749 involving vampires may be inspired by the real-world work of Benedictine monk Antoine Augustin Calmet, who is famous for being among the first to record stories about vampires in Western Europe. In 1746, Calmet suggested that vampires may actually exist, and in 1749, Calmet published a treatise that describes how to track them down in their lairs and destroy them. If so, Calmet (or his source) may be a wizard in the Harry Potter universe, since only wizards and witches could possibly commit such a breach.

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