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'''Algie''' was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and the great-uncle of [[Neville Longbottom]].
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'''Algie''' (fl. 1991-1995) was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and the great-uncle of [[Neville Longbottom]].
   
Neville's [[Longbottom family|family]] initially believed he might have been a [[Squib]], but Algie was determined to catch Neville off his guard and "force some magic" from him. He once pushed Neville off the end of [[Blackpool pier]] however he nearly drowned. While over for tea one time when Neville was eight, Algie hung him out of an upstairs window by his ankles, and accidentally dropped him when he was offered a [[meringue]] by [[Enid]]. Instead of getting hurt, Neville bounced safely down the garden and out into the road, thereby proving that he was in fact a [[Wizardkind|wizard]].<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> They were all so happy and Nevilles' Grandmother Augusta Longbottom was crying.
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Neville's [[Longbottom family|family]] initially believed he might have been a [[Squib]], but Algie was determined to catch Neville off his guard and "force some magic" from him. He once pushed Neville off the end of [[Blackpool pier]] however he nearly drowned. While over for tea one time when Neville was eight, Algie hung him out of an upstairs window by his ankles, and accidentally dropped him when he was offered a [[meringue]] by [[Enid]]. Instead of getting hurt, Neville bounced safely down the garden and out into the road, thereby proving that he was in fact a [[Wizardkind|wizard]].<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> They were all so happy and Nevilles' grandmother Augusta Longbottom was crying.
   
[[File:Trevor.jpg|thumb|left|156px|Trevor]]
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[[File:Trevor.jpg|thumb|left|150px|Trevor]]
 
Algie gave Neville his pet toad [[Trevor]] as a present for gaining entrance into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]].<ref name="PS" /> In [[1995]], he traveled to [[Assyria]] and brought back a ''[[Mimbulus Mimbletonia]]'' plant, which he gave to Neville for his birthday.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
 
Algie gave Neville his pet toad [[Trevor]] as a present for gaining entrance into [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]].<ref name="PS" /> In [[1995]], he traveled to [[Assyria]] and brought back a ''[[Mimbulus Mimbletonia]]'' plant, which he gave to Neville for his birthday.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
 
==Notes==
 
The Black Family Tree shows that Harfang Longbottom, and his wife Callidora, had two children a son and a daughter. While not confirmed, it is likely that the son was Neville's grandfather (and the man married to Augusta) and the daughter was, most likely, Enid, making Algie Neville's great-uncle by marriage.
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Algie is a short form of the name ''Algernon'' (the original name of [[Augustus Rookwood]]), originally a Norman French name derived from ''aux gernons'', meaning "having a moustache"<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/Algernon Behind the Name: Algernon]</ref> This is the name of a main character in Oscar Wilde's ''The Importance of Being Earnest''. Algie is also a homophone of the plant-like organisms ''algae'', possibly referring to the interest in [[Herbology]] that Algie and his great-nephew seem to share.
 
Algie is a short form of the name ''Algernon'' (the original name of [[Augustus Rookwood]]), originally a Norman French name derived from ''aux gernons'', meaning "having a moustache"<ref>[http://www.behindthename.com/name/Algernon Behind the Name: Algernon]</ref> This is the name of a main character in Oscar Wilde's ''The Importance of Being Earnest''. Algie is also a homophone of the plant-like organisms ''algae'', possibly referring to the interest in [[Herbology]] that Algie and his great-nephew seem to share.
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==Notes and references==
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*The Black Family Tree shows that Harfang Longbottom, and his wife Callidora, had two children: a son and a daughter. While not confirmed, it is possible that the son was Neville's grandfather (and the man married to Augusta) and the daughter was, possibly, Enid, making Algie Neville's great-uncle by marriage.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Algie (fl. 1991-1995) was a wizard and the great-uncle of Neville Longbottom.

Neville's family initially believed he might have been a Squib, but Algie was determined to catch Neville off his guard and "force some magic" from him. He once pushed Neville off the end of Blackpool pier however he nearly drowned. While over for tea one time when Neville was eight, Algie hung him out of an upstairs window by his ankles, and accidentally dropped him when he was offered a meringue by Enid. Instead of getting hurt, Neville bounced safely down the garden and out into the road, thereby proving that he was in fact a wizard.[1] They were all so happy and Nevilles' grandmother Augusta Longbottom was crying.

Trevor

Trevor

Algie gave Neville his pet toad Trevor as a present for gaining entrance into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991.[1] In 1995, he traveled to Assyria and brought back a Mimbulus Mimbletonia plant, which he gave to Neville for his birthday.[2]

EtymologyEdit

Algie is a short form of the name Algernon (the original name of Augustus Rookwood), originally a Norman French name derived from aux gernons, meaning "having a moustache"[3] This is the name of a main character in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Algie is also a homophone of the plant-like organisms algae, possibly referring to the interest in Herbology that Algie and his great-nephew seem to share.

Notes and referencesEdit

  • The Black Family Tree shows that Harfang Longbottom, and his wife Callidora, had two children: a son and a daughter. While not confirmed, it is possible that the son was Neville's grandfather (and the man married to Augusta) and the daughter was, possibly, Enid, making Algie Neville's great-uncle by marriage.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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