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Anthony Goldstein
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Between 1 September, 1979 and 31 August, 1980
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

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Anthony: "Hiya, Harry. I heard you'd found somewhere for the DA to meet."
Harry Potter: "What!? This is supposed to be secret."
Anthony: "It's all right. I heard it from Ernie, who heard it from Neville."
Harry Potter: "We'll see you there then, yeah?"
Anthony: "How do I find the Room of Requirement?"
Harry Potter: "Come to the seventh floor and think about how much you really need to find the room and the door will appear."
Anthony: "Er, okay. I dunno if Terry or Michael knows. You'd better tell them. See you."
— Anthony and Harry Potter discussing the DA[src]

Anthony Goldstein (b. between 1 September, 1979 and 31 August, 1980) was a half-blood[2] wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1991 as a Ravenclaw student. In 1995, he was selected as one of his House's prefects,[3] and joined Dumbledore's Army later that school year.[7] In 1998, he fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.


Early life

Anthony was born into the Goldstein family between 1 September, 1979 and 31 August, 1980 in Great Britain or Ireland.[1] He had at least one magical parent,[2] and was distantly related to Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein.[5] He was also Jewish.[8]

In 1991, Anthony received his acceptance letter and began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, being sorted into Ravenclaw. He befriended dorm-mates Terry Boot and Michael Corner, and was also on speaking terms with Ernest Macmillan.[4]

Fifth year

Hermione Granger: "I had the idea — that it might be good if people who wanted to study Defence Against the Dark Arts — and I mean, really study it, you know, not the rubbish that Umbridge is doing with us because nobody could call that Defence Against the Dark Arts— "
Anthony: "Hear, hear."
— Anthony agreeing with Hermione Granger[src]
D.a. hogs head

The first D.A. meeting that Terry attended in the Hog's Head

In his fifth year, Anthony was made one of Ravenclaw's new prefects, alongside Padma Patil.[3] He, Michael and Terry attended the meeting in the Hog's Head to discuss learning defensive magic, with Anthony vocally agreeing with Hermione Granger that Dolores Umbridge's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes were useless.[9] He signed the Dumbledore's Army parchment and joined the group.[10]
Anthony golstein

Anthony speaking to Harry Potter about the location of the D.A.

Hermione, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley met Anthony outside of the hospital wing and told him of the location of the DA meetings — in the Room of Requirement — and how to access it.[4] He was paired with Zacharias Smith in one such meeting to practise the Disarming Charm. However, whenever Zacharias opened his mouth to cast the spell and disarm Anthony, Fred and George Weasley would slyly disarm him.[10]

Anthony took his practical Charms O.W.L.s at the same time as Gregory Goyle, Hermione and Daphne Greengrass.[11] He did well enough in his exams to stay on for N.E.W.T.s.

On the Hogwarts Express after the school year's conclusion, Anthony sat in a compartment with Terry, Michael, Hannah Abbott, Susan Bones, Justin Finch-Fletchley and Ernie Macmillan. Goyle, Vincent Crabbe and Draco Malfoy attempted to attack Harry on the train outside of their compartment, but the seven of them used a variety of jinxes and hexes that they had learnt as members of the DA, after which they resembled three gigantic slugs.[12]

Seventh year

"Both Patil twins were there, as were Terry Boot, Ernie Macmillan, Anthony Goldstein, and Michael Corner."
Voldemort's End Pottermore

Anthony and the other defenders of Hogwarts witness Harry Potter's final defeat of Voldemort

Anthony was part of the revived DA during the 1997-1998 school year, hiding in the Room of Requirement.[13] He presumably fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Physical description

Anthony was Caucasian with blond hair and blue eyes. He was slightly shorter than Harry Potter.[4]

Personality and traits

Anthony was friendly[4] and willing to risk being punished by Dolores Umbridge to arm himself with magic that could protect himself and others from the Death Eaters.

Magical skills and abilities


Anthony was an Egyptian ascetic monk considered to be the founder of Christian monasticism. Goldstein is a relatively common Jewish surname, which is a part of his Jewish heritage.[14]

Behind the scenes


The Harry Potter Wiki has 6 images related to Anthony Goldstein.
Antony lego

Anthony in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and Me
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hermione Granger: And Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil for Ravenclaw. (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 10)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein. posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 (any rlation to Anthony Goldstein) Yes (but distant). posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Harry moved off into the middle of the room. Something very odd was happening to Zacharias Smith; every time he opened his mouth to disarm Anthony Goldstein, his own wand would fly out of his hand, yet Anthony did not seem to be making a sound." (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 18)
  8. J.K. Rowling on Twitter: ".@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard."
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 16
  10. 10.0 10.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 18
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 31
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 38
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 29
  14. 14.0 14.1

Dumbledore's Army
Ravenclawcrest Gryffindorcrest Hufflepuffcrest
Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Ronald Weasley
Harry Potter (Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley were co-leaders) | Neville Longbottom | Luna Lovegood | Ginny Weasley
Katie Bell | Lavender Brown | Colin Creevey | Dennis Creevey | Seamus Finnigan | Angelina Johnson | Lee Jordan | Parvati Patil | Alicia Spinnet | Dean Thomas | Fred Weasley | George Weasley
Terry Boot | Cho Chang | Michael Corner | Marietta Edgecombe | Anthony Goldstein | Padma Patil
Hannah Abbott | Susan Bones | Justin Finch-Fletchley | Ernie Macmillan | Zacharias Smith

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