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Antonia Creaseworthy was a witch who lived in the 17th century.[2]. There were two portraits of her at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2][3] She served as Headmistress of Hogwarts at an unknown point in time.[4][5]

Biography

Creaseworthy lived during the 17th century.[2] During her life, she earned the title "Dame,"[3] the female equivalent of the honour of knighthood in Great Britain.[6]

Her name was carved into a wood panel on the wall of Professor Trelawney's Divination classroom at some point.[7]

In the winter of 1993, Creaseworthy's name appeared on the Marauder's Map,[8] possibly indicating that she was still alive at this point, or lingering at Hogwarts as a ghost.[9]

Two portraits of Creaseworthy were hung within Hogwarts Castle sometime after her death.[1][2][3] One was a full-body portrait painted in 1624, in which Creaseworthy was depicted as wearing an orange robe and leaning on a chair.[2] The other was a small portrait in which Creaseworthy was depicted as wearing a blue dress, green shawl/robe, and feathered headdress.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 J. K. Rowling explained at the 2004 Edinburgh Book Festival that all of the portraits at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets (see this image)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Making of Harry Potter (see this image)
  4. Her full-body portrait is included in the Headmasters section of The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
  5. Her portrait has hung in the Headmaster's (see this image)
  6. "Dame (title)" on Wikipedia
  7. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) (see this image)
  9. 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.

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