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1940s staff

The Hogwarts staff of the 1940s.

The following events occurred in the 1940s:


Tom Riddle accused Rubeus Hagrid (Concept Artwork for HP2 movie 01)

1943: Tom Riddle frames Rubeus Hagrid.




Tom Riddle Sr. grave

The grave of Tom Riddle Sr.

Behind the scenes

  • 27 January, 1947: Peter Burroughs born.
  • 31 July, 1947: Richard Griffiths who plays who plays Vernon Dursley is born
  • According to the mini-adventure The Queen's Handbag, Augusta Longbottom, grandmother of Neville Longbottom, was the victim of a prank by her husband involving her handbag and a fanged gerbil in 1947, leading her to booby-trap her handbags from then on (leading to some pain for Ron Weasley). The Queen's Handbag breaks from canon in several places (not least of which by being set in 2006), so therefore whether anything included in the adventure actually counts as continuity is a matter of debate. This piece of information regarding Longbottom is listed here, however, as the only piece of new Potter Universe backstory offered in the mini-adventure.

See also

External links

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  2. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real) - Chapter 1 (About the Author)
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real) - Chapter 3 (A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts)
  5. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  6. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) - Chapter Nine (The Development of the Racing Broom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  8. MugglenetBirthday archive: Pomona Sprout (information retrieved from J.K. Rowling's Official Site)
  9. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  10. Mugglenet - JKR Birthday Archive
  11. Bill Weasley is the oldest Weasley child and was born 29 November 1970.(Pottermore - Bill Weasley & HPL Lexicon - The Age of the Weasleys). Molly says that the Whomping Willow (planted 1971) was after her time at Hogwarts (GOF, Ch. 31) and that Molly and Arthur eloped soon after graduation. (HBP - Ch. 5). In order for Bill to be conceived in wedlock, Molly must have graduated by June 1969. Given her October birthday, this graduation date requires she started Hogwarts in 1962 and was born 1950. However, as Arthur Weasley was born 6 February 1950( Pottermore) he would have graduated June 1968, so if he and Molly were in the same year, she would have been born in 1949
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