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The Marauders in the 1970s

The 1970s was the time of Lord Voldemort's first rise to power. Though Muggles, of course, remain oblivious to the war, this time is remembered by the wizarding world as a violent time of terror and bloodshed.

Voldemort's followers, the Death Eaters, tortured and murdered many Muggles and Muggle-borns for sport. Due to extensive use of the Imperius Curse, it was hard to tell who was on which side and many who served Voldemort later claimed to have been under the influence of the Imperius Curse.

Barty Crouch, the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, fought the Death Eaters with an iron fist, often sending innocent people to Azkaban without a trial.

With Harry Potter's defeat of Voldemort in October of 1981, the war seemed to be over, but this, unfortunately, was not the case. With Voldemort's return to full power in 1995, much of the second half of the 1990s became Voldemort's second, albeit shorter, but much more violent reign of terror.

This was also the time period when James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Lily Evans, Severus Snape, and Peter Pettigrew were attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Additionally, many of the combatants of the Second Wizarding War were born during the war in this decade including: Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Percy Weasley, Fred and George Weasley, Hermione Granger, Cho Chang, and among numerous others.

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References

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 1 - (The Boy Who Lived) - Albus Dumbledore says in reaction to Voldemort's first downfall "We've had precious little to celebrate for eleven years" (at the time it is November 1981)
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18- (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs) - Based on Lupin's birthyear
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18- (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs) - "It took them the best part of three years to figure out how to [become animagi]... Finally, in our fifth year, they managed it."
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 - (The Woes of Mrs. Weasley) - "Lupin was the good boy, he got the [prefect's] badge"
  7. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 18 - (Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs) - Remus Lupin reveals that they wrote the map a little after they became animagi, somewhere in this year
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 - (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black) - "'You ran away from home?' 'When I was about sixteen,' said Sirius. 'I'd had enough.' 'Where did you go?' asked Harry... 'Your dad's place,' said Sirius."
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 - (The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black) "I haven't seen [Bellatrix] since I was [15], unless you count a glimpse of her coming in to Azkaban"
  12. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 - (The Keeper of the Keys) - "Head boy and girl in their day,"
  13. This happened sometime between Lily and James leaving Hogwarts in 1977, and Harry Potter being born in 1980
  14. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 -(The Development of the Racing Broom)
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 19 -(The Servant of Lord Voldemort)- "DON'T LIE!" bellowed Black. "YOU'D BEEN PASSING INFORMATION TO [Lord Voldemort] FOR A YEAR BEFORE LILY AND JAMES DIED! YOU WERE HIS SPY!"
  16. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Harry Potter: The Exhibition, (see this image)
  18. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 - (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  19. 16 October 2000 Scholastic Chat with J.K. Rowling
  20. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 14 - (Snape's Grudge) - Severus Snape states that James Potter felt "rules were for lesser mortals, not Quidditch Cup winners."
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  22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 - (The Advance Guard) - "'You're an Auror?' said Harry... 'Yeah,' said Tonks...'I only qualified a year ago'" Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 29 - (Career Advice) - "'...Auror training takes an additional three years...' [said Professor McGonagall] Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix begins in 1995, so Tonks must have finished Hogwarts in 1991, putting her birthdate in 1972 or 1973
  23. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 - (The Midnight Duel) "But Wood turned out to be a person, a burly fifth year boy..."
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Black Family Tree, as drawn by JK Rowling
  25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6 -(The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black)-"Sirius jabbed a finger at the very bottom of the tree, at the name 'Regulus Black'. A date of death (some fifteen years previously) followed the date of birth."
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