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'''Professor Amrose Swott'''<ref name="HPLE"/> (d. [[1720s|1724]]) was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]]. He was once a [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="cosdvd">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''Dumbledore's Office'') (see [[:File:Amberose.jpg|this image]])</ref>
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'''Professor Amrose Swott'''<ref name="HPLE"/> was a [[Wizardkind|wizard]]. He was once a [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].<ref name="cosdvd">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2 - ''Dumbledore's Office'') (see [[:File:Amberose.jpg|this image]])</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
[[File:AmberoseSwott.jpg|left|200px|thumb|Amrose Swott as a younger man.]]
 
[[File:AmberoseSwott.jpg|left|200px|thumb|Amrose Swott as a younger man.]]
 
===Lifetime===
 
===Lifetime===
Professor Swott lived in the early [[18th century]]. He became the [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at some point.
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Professor Swott lived in the early [[18th century]].<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets''</ref> He became the [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at some point.
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
Professor Swott died in [[1720s|1724]].<ref>In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated the portraits at Hogwarts are "[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0804-ebf.htm all of dead people]," and "[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died]." Swott's portrait is visible in the "Dumbledore's Office" tour on Disc 2 of the ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD, and it's dated 1724.</ref> Two [[portrait]]s of him hung at Hogwarts: one depicted a [[spectacles|bespectacled]] young man,<ref>See [[:File:AmberoseSwott.jpg|this image]].</ref> and another, hung in the [[Headmaster's office]], depicted an older wizard with a long ginger beard.<ref name="cosdvd" /> Swott's name was also carved into a wood panel on the wall of the school's [[Divination]] [[Divination Classroom|classroom]].<ref name="poapanel">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' - see [[:File:Amberose Swott.jpg|this image]]</ref>
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Professor Swott died sometime in or prior to [[1992]].<ref name="DOD" /> Two [[portrait]]s of him hung at Hogwarts: one depicted a [[spectacles|bespectacled]] young man,<ref>See [[:File:AmberoseSwott.jpg|this image]].</ref> and another, painted in [[1720s|1724]]<ref name="HPLE" /> and hung in the [[Headmaster's office]], depicted an older wizard with a long ginger beard.<ref name="cosdvd" /> Swott's name was also carved into a wood panel on the wall of the school's [[Divination]] [[Divination Classroom|classroom]].<ref name="poapanel">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' - see [[:File:Amberose Swott.jpg|this image]]</ref>
   
In the winter of [[1993]], Swott's name appeared on the [[Marauder's Map]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' - Chapter 16</ref> presumably indicating that he lingered at Hogwarts as a [[ghost]] after his [[death]],<ref>In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 24, Harry notices on the Marauder's Map that [[Draco Malfoy]] is in a boys' bathroom with [[Moaning Myrtle]], thereby confirming that the Map shows ghosts.</ref> or that there is a student named after him.
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In the winter of [[1993]], Swott's name appeared on the [[Marauder's Map]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' - Chapter 16</ref> presumably indicating that he lingered at Hogwarts as a [[ghost]] after his [[death]],<ref>In ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 24, Harry notices on the Marauder's Map that [[Draco Malfoy]] is in a boys' bathroom with [[Myrtle Warren]], thereby confirming that the Map shows ghosts.</ref> or that there is a student named after him.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*It is possible that Swott's portrait is a reference to [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/JKepler.png a portrait] of [[wikipedia:Johannes Kepler|Johannes Kepler]], a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer.
 
*It is possible that Swott's portrait is a reference to [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/JKepler.png a portrait] of [[wikipedia:Johannes Kepler|Johannes Kepler]], a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer.
*The motto inscribed on Swott's portrait, "''Ora et Labora''" (meaning "Pray and Work") was the motto of the Dominican friars.
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*The portrait depicting a younger Swott seems to have been based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Godfrey_Kneller_Selfportrait.jpg 1685 self-portrait] of [[Wikipedia:Godfrey Kneller|Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)]].
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*The motto inscribed on Swott's portrait, "''Ora et Labora''" (meaning "Pray and Work") was the motto of the Benedictine monks.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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"Ora et Labora."
—Professor Swott's motto, inscribed on his portrait.[src]

Professor Amrose Swott[2] was a wizard. He was once a Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[3]

BiographyEdit

AmberoseSwott

Amrose Swott as a younger man.

LifetimeEdit

Professor Swott lived in the early 18th century.[2] He became the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at some point.

Post-mortemEdit

Professor Swott died sometime in or prior to 1992.[1] Two portraits of him hung at Hogwarts: one depicted a bespectacled young man,[4] and another, painted in 1724[2] and hung in the Headmaster's office, depicted an older wizard with a long ginger beard.[3] Swott's name was also carved into a wood panel on the wall of the school's Divination classroom.[5]

In the winter of 1993, Swott's name appeared on the Marauder's Map,[6] presumably indicating that he lingered at Hogwarts as a ghost after his death,[7] or that there is a student named after him.

EtymologyEdit

"Ambrose" is a name, which ultimately derives from the Greek name Ambrosios, meaning "immortal".[8] Swott may have been based on swot, a British slang term, meaning "to study hard" or "one who studies hard."[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is possible that Swott's portrait is a reference to a portrait of Johannes Kepler, a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer.
  • The portrait depicting a younger Swott seems to have been based on a 1685 self-portrait of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).
  • The motto inscribed on Swott's portrait, "Ora et Labora" (meaning "Pray and Work") was the motto of the Benedictine monks.

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2014 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals. Thus, Wilkins must have died sometime in or before 1992, given his portrait is visible in the "Dumbledore's Office" tour on Disc 2 of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) DVD'.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) DVD (Disc 2 - Dumbledore's Office) (see this image)
  4. See this image.
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - see this image
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) - Chapter 16
  7. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24, Harry notices on the Marauder's Map that Draco Malfoy is in a boys' bathroom with Myrtle Warren, thereby confirming that the Map shows ghosts.
  8. "Ambrose" on Behind the Name
  9. "Swot" on Wiktionary


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