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The following events occurred in the '''1950s''':
   
 
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*[[Wikipedia:1950|1950]] to [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Andrew Snowyowl]] captained the [[Slytherin Quidditch team]].<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The [[Swiftstick]] racing [[Broomstick|broom]] is released.<ref name="ReferenceA">[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] to [[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Jo King]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The first version of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' is published.<ref>It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The first version of ''[[Quidditch Through the Ages]]'' is published.<ref>It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: The [[Swiftstick]] racing [[Broomstick|broom]] is released.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: The seventy-ninth [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]] is held.<ref name="BoP">''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: Seventh-year [[Minerva McGonagall]] has a nasty fall during the [[Gryffindor Quidditch team|Gryffindor]] versus [[Slytherin Quidditch team|Slytherin]] match, which would decide the [[Quidditch Cup]] winner, which leaves her with a concussion, several broken ribs, and a lifelong desire to see Slytherin crushed on the Quidditch pitch.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with top grades on her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]]. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to [[Muggle]] [[Dougal McGregor]], but later turns him down and departs for [[London]] to start working for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] under [[Elphinstone Urquart]].<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] graduates from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with top grades on her [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]]. During the summer months she becomes briefly engaged to [[Muggle]] [[Dougal McGregor]], but later turns him down and departs for [[London]] to start working for the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] under [[Elphinstone Urquart]].<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] biography of [[Minerva McGonagall]] (transcription available [http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=4a2e751bddc00f9618a0b1bb6d9ce6fc&p=481284&postcount=443 here])</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: The [[Shooting Star]] [[Broomstick|broom]] is introduced.<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[June]], [[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: The [[Muggle]] magazine ''[[My Teeth]]'' is established.<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films''</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: The [[Caerphilly Catapults]] defeat the [[Karasjok Kites]] to win the [[European Cup]].<ref>[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: The [[Shooting Star]] [[Broomstick|broom]] is introduced.<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] is offered a prestigious promotion at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]] to apply for a teaching position.<ref name="pottermore"/> She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Minerva McGonagall]] is offered a prestigious promotion at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] but, dissatisfied with her job, quits and sends a letter to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]] to apply for a teaching position.<ref name="pottermore"/> She becomes part of the school faculty on December of this year.<ref name="OP15">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 15 (''The Hogwarts High Inquisitor'')</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: The [[Caerphilly Catapults]] defeat the [[Karasjok Kites]] to win the [[European Cup]].<ref name="ReferenceA"/>
*[[1956]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.
 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Hamish MacFarlan]] becomes captain of [[Montrose Magpies]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Hamish MacFarlan]] becomes captain of [[Montrose Magpies]].{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]] to [[Wikipedia:1960|1960]]: [[Rufus Winickus]] captained the Slytherin Quidditch team.<ref name="HPtE">''[[Harry Potter: The Exhibition]]'', {{see image|File:SlytherinHouseCaptainsPlaque.jpg}}</ref>
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Armando Dippet]]'s tenure as [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts ends and [[Albus Dumbledore]] becomes the new Headmaster.<ref name="DippetDeath">We know that [[Armando Dippet|Professor Dippet]] has to have died in office as Headmaster, since according to [[J.K. Rowling]] at the Edinburgh Book Festival ([http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0804-ebf.htm J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 August, 2004) source]) that's the only way he'd get his portrait hung in the [[headmaster's office]]. Voldemort's timeline laid out in ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' implies that Dumbledore suceeded Dippet in around 1957 (Riddle congratulates him on it when asking for the DADA job — this was ten years after killing [[Hepzibah Smith]], which was itself just a short period after he left Hogwarts in 1945); from this follows that Dippet died then. As well as this, while in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' we learn that McGonagall joined the faculty in December 1956, ''[[Pottermore]]'' clarifies that she was offered "''[https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/professor-mcgonagall a job in the Transfiguration department, under Head of Department, Albus Dumbledore]''", implying that he was not yet Headmaster at that time and that Dippet was still alive.</ref>
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Tom Riddle]], now known as Lord Voldemort, travels to [[Hogwarts Castle]] to appeal to [[Albus Dumbledore]] for the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher.<ref name="DippetDeath"/>
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*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Minister for Magic]] [[Wilhelmina Tuft]] dies in office after eating [[Alihotsy]]-flavoured fudge (which she was allergic to). She is succeeded by her son, [[Ignatius Tuft]], who gains election based on his mother's popularity.<ref name="PMministers">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book5/chapter7/moment1/ministers-for-magic New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"]</ref>
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*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Lyall Lupin]] and [[Hope Howell]] celebrate their [[Wedding of Lyall Lupin and Hope Howell|wedding]].<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter22/moment1/remus-lupin New from J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"]</ref>
   
 
==Births==
 
==Births==
 
[[File:Bellatrixprofile.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Bellatrix Lestrange.]]
 
[[File:Bellatrixprofile.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Bellatrix Lestrange.]]
*[[Wikipedia:1950|1950]]: [[Arthur Weasley]] to [[Cedrella Black]] and [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="Arthur-Birthday">''[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/anniversary.cfm J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section]''</ref>
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*c. [[Wikipedia:1950|1950]]: [[Arthur Weasley]] to [[Cedrella Black]] and [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="Arthur-Birthday">''[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/anniversary.cfm J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section]''</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1950|c. 1950]]: [[Igor Karkaroff]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1950|c. 1950]]: [[Igor Karkaroff]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Rita Skeeter]]{{Fact}}
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*[[wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Rita Skeeter]] <ref>[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]], Chapter 18, "Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, 43, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations..."; Goblet of Fire takes place in 1994, which makes Rita's birth year 1951, unless, of course, she is lying about her age.</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1951|1951]]: [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*Between [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] and 1954: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*Between [[Wikipedia:1952|1952]] and 1954: [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Lucius Malfoy]] to [[Abraxas Malfoy]] and his wife.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Lucius Malfoy]] to [[Abraxas Malfoy]] and his wife.{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Oliver Wiseman]]<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department'' (see [[:File:TheGuardian.png|this image]])</ref>
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*[[1954]]: [[Quirinus Quirrell]]
 
*Mid-[[Wikipedia:1950s|1950s]]: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
 
*Mid-[[Wikipedia:1950s|1950s]]: [[Bertha Jorkins]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]] to [[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Tarquin McTavish]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Tarquin McTavish]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
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*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]] or [[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Sturgis Podmore]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Gaspard Shingleton]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Gaspard Shingleton]]{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Sirius Black]] to [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]].{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Sirius Black]] to [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]].{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Peter Pettigrew]]{{Fact}}
 
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1952]]: [[Sirius Black II]]<ref name="BFT">''[[House of Black|Black family tree]]''</ref>
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#[[Wikipedia:1953|1952]]: [[Sirius Black II]]<ref name="BFT">''[[House of Black|Black family tree]]''</ref>
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: [[Justus Pilliwickle]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1953|1953]]: [[Justus Pilliwickle]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Norvel Twonk]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Druella Rosier]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1953|1959]]: [[Regulus Black I]]{{Fact}}
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#c. [[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Armando Dippet]]<ref name="DippetDeath" />
*[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Arcturus Black II]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Norvel Twonk]]{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Druella Rosier]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Arcturus Black II]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Regulus Black I]]{{Fact}}
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#[[Wikipedia:1959|1959]]: [[Wilhelmina Tuft]]<ref name="PMministers" />{{Wizard_individual_infobox/DraftNewTool}}
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*[[1950]] [[Julie Walters]] who portrays [[Molly Weasley]] is born 
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*1951 Jeff Rawle who portrays Amos Diggory is born  
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Carolyn Pickles]], who portrays [[Charity Burbage]], is born.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681949/bio Internet Movie Database biography page]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1952|1952]]: [[Carolyn Pickles]], who portrays [[Charity Burbage]], is born.<ref>[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0681949/bio Internet Movie Database biography page]</ref>
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Mary GrandPré]], the illustrator of the US ''Harry Potter'' editions, is born in South Dakota, [[United States of America]]{{Fact}}.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1954|1954]]: [[Mary GrandPré]], the illustrator of the US ''Harry Potter'' editions, is born in South Dakota, [[United States of America]]{{Fact}}.
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*[[Wikipedia:1955|1955]]: [[Brendan Gleeson]], who portrays [[Alastor Moody|Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody]], is born.
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Kathryn Hunter]], who portrays [[Arabella Figg]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Kathryn Hunter]], who portrays [[Arabella Figg]], is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Struan Rodger]], who voices a [[Wizards|Wizard]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1956|1956]]: [[Struan Rodger]], who voices a [[Wizards|Wizard]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1956]] [[Imelda Staunton]] who portrays [[Dolores Jane Umbridge]] is born 
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Bruno Delbonnel]], the French cinematographer who worked on the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
 
*[[Wikipedia:1957|1957]]: [[Bruno Delbonnel]], the French cinematographer who worked on the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', is born.{{Fact}}
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Klaus Fritz]], the German translator of the series, is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1957]] [[Timothy Spall]] who portrays [[Peter Pettigrew]] is born
*[[Wikipedia:1958|1958]]: [[Fiona Shaw]], who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1957]] [[Dawn French]] who portrays [[Fat Lady]] is born 
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*[[1958]] [[Klaus Fritz]], the German translator of the series, is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1958]] [[Fiona Shaw]], who portrays [[Harry Potter]]'s [[Petunia Dursley|Aunt Petunia]], is born.{{Fact}}
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*[[1958]] [[Adrian Rawlins]] who portrays [[James Potter]] is born 
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*[[1958]] [[Gary Oldman]] who portrays [[Sirius Black]] is born 
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*[[1958]] [[Miranda Richardson]] who portrays [[Rita Skeeter]] is born
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*[[1959]]  [[Emma Thompson]] who portrays [[Sybill Trelawney]] is born
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*[[1959]]  [[Mark Williams]] who portrays [[Arthur Weasley]] is born
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 12:16, January 13, 2016

The following events occurred in the 1950s:

EventsEdit

BirthsEdit

Bellatrixprofile

Bellatrix Lestrange.

DeathsEdit

  1. 1952: Sirius Black II[14]
  2. 1953: Justus Pilliwickle[citation needed]
  3. 1955: Druella Rosier[citation needed]
  4. c. 1957: Armando Dippet[9]
  5. 1957: Norvel Twonk[citation needed]
  6. 1959: Arcturus Black II[citation needed]
  7. 1959: Regulus Black I[citation needed]
  8. 1959: Wilhelmina Tuft[10]

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Quidditch Through the Ages (real)
  3. It's in Fantastic Beasts, in one of the footnotes: "Anyone interested in the role played by the Golden Snidget in the development of the game of Quidditch is advised to consult Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (Whizz Hard Books, 1952)."
  4. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  5. Pottermore
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
  8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 15 (The Hogwarts High Inquisitor)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 We know that Professor Dippet has to have died in office as Headmaster, since according to J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival (15 August, 2004) source) that's the only way he'd get his portrait hung in the headmaster's office. Voldemort's timeline laid out in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince implies that Dumbledore suceeded Dippet in around 1957 (Riddle congratulates him on it when asking for the DADA job — this was ten years after killing Hepzibah Smith, which was itself just a short period after he left Hogwarts in 1945); from this follows that Dippet died then. As well as this, while in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix we learn that McGonagall joined the faculty in December 1956, Pottermore clarifies that she was offered "a job in the Transfiguration department, under Head of Department, Albus Dumbledore", implying that he was not yet Headmaster at that time and that Dippet was still alive.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  11. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"
  12. J.K. Rowling Official Site: Birthday Section
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18, "Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, 43, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations..."; Goblet of Fire takes place in 1994, which makes Rita's birth year 1951, unless, of course, she is lying about her age.
  14. Black family tree
  15. Internet Movie Database biography page
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