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'''Arcturus Black''' ([[1900s|1901]] [[1991]]) was a [[pure-blood]] wizard and member of the noble [[House of Black]].
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{{Quote|It means he gave them a load of gold.|[[Sirius Black]], addressing his grandfather's [[Order of Merlin]], awarded for "Services to the Ministry".|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
== Biography ==
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'''Arcturus Black''' <small>[[Order of Merlin|O.M. (First Class)]]</small> ([[1900s|1901]] – [[1991]]) was a [[pure-blood]] wizard and member of the noble [[House of Black]].
He was born in [[1900s|1901]] as the eldest son of [[Sirius Black II]] and his wife [[Hesper Gamp]], and was the brother of [[Lycoris Black|Lycoris]] and [[Regulus Black I|Regulus I]].
 
   
He married a witch named [[Melania Macmillan]], who bore him daughter [[Lucretia Black|Lucretia]] and son [[Orion Black|Orion]].
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He was born in [[1900s|1901]] as the eldest son of [[Sirius Black II]] and his wife [[Hesper Gamp]], and was the brother of [[Lycoris Black|Lycoris]] and [[Regulus Black I|Regulus I]]. He married a witch named [[Melania Macmillan]], who bore him a daughter [[Lucretia Black|Lucretia]] and son [[Orion Black|Orion]]. Arcturus was, by extension, the grandfather of [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] and [[Regulus Black|Regulus]].
   
Arcturus was the grandfather of [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] and [[Regulus Black|Regulus]].
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Sometime in his day, Arcturus<ref name="PMordermerlin">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book6/chapter30/moment1/order-of-merlin New from J.K. Rowling: "Order of Merlin"]</ref> was awarded the [[Order of Merlin|Order of Merlin, First Class]], for "''Services to the Ministry''".<ref name="OP6">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black'')</ref> It was widely believed, however, that he had bought it by either giving or lending the Ministry a large amount of gold.<ref name="PMordermerlin"/><ref name="OP6"/> The medal was left at [[12 Grimmauld Place]] after his death; in [[1995]], his grandson [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] found the medal and threw it into the rubbish sack with contempt.<ref name="OP6"/>
   
 
He died in 1991 and had outlived his father, mother, brother, sister, son (second child), [[Walburga Black|daughter-in-law]], and second grandson.
 
He died in 1991 and had outlived his father, mother, brother, sister, son (second child), [[Walburga Black|daughter-in-law]], and second grandson.
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*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Arcturus may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. However, he attended Hogwarts c. [[1910s|1912]] - [[1910s|1919]], when Slughorn was not Potions teacher.
 
*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Arcturus may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. However, he attended Hogwarts c. [[1910s|1912]] - [[1910s|1919]], when Slughorn was not Potions teacher.
 
*Arcturus' second grandson was named [[Regulus Black|Regulus Arcturus Black]]; possibly his middle name originated from his grandfather.
 
*Arcturus' second grandson was named [[Regulus Black|Regulus Arcturus Black]]; possibly his middle name originated from his grandfather.
*[[Sirius Black|Sirius Black III]] (Arcturus' first grandson) once said to [[Harry Potter]] that his grandfather had a [[Order of Merlin]]. Sirius may have referred to Arcturus or possibly [[Pollux Black|Pollux]] (Sirius' other grandfather and Arcturus' cousin).
 
 
*Arcturus was survived by his [[Lucretia Black|daughter (first child)]] and [[Sirius Black|first grandson]].
 
*Arcturus was survived by his [[Lucretia Black|daughter (first child)]] and [[Sirius Black|first grandson]].
 
*On the Black family tree shown on the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Arcturus's name is misspelt "Arctorus".
 
*On the Black family tree shown on the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Arcturus's name is misspelt "Arctorus".
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==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{Indirect}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Appears on Black family tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Comment|Appears on Black family tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on [[House of Black|Black family]] tree tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on [[House of Black|Black family]] tree tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on [[House of Black|Black family]] tree tapestry}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]'' {{Comment|Seen on [[House of Black|Black family]] tree tapestry}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
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==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 12:38, August 23, 2015

Arcturus Black III
Arcturus Black
Biographical information
Born

1901[1]

Died

1991[1] (aged 90)

Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Marital status

Married

Also known as

Arctorus

Physical information
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Slytherin (possibly)

Loyalty
"It means he gave them a load of gold."
Sirius Black, addressing his grandfather's Order of Merlin, awarded for "Services to the Ministry".[src]

Arcturus Black O.M. (First Class) (19011991) was a pure-blood wizard and member of the noble House of Black.

BiographyEdit

He was born in 1901 as the eldest son of Sirius Black II and his wife Hesper Gamp, and was the brother of Lycoris and Regulus I. He married a witch named Melania Macmillan, who bore him a daughter Lucretia and son Orion. Arcturus was, by extension, the grandfather of Sirius and Regulus.

Sometime in his day, Arcturus[2] was awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, for "Services to the Ministry".[3] It was widely believed, however, that he had bought it by either giving or lending the Ministry a large amount of gold.[2][3] The medal was left at 12 Grimmauld Place after his death; in 1995, his grandson Sirius found the medal and threw it into the rubbish sack with contempt.[3]

He died in 1991 and had outlived his father, mother, brother, sister, son (second child), daughter-in-law, and second grandson.

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EtymologyEdit

Arcturus is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Boötes. Its name derives from Ancient Greek Αρκτοῦρος, meaning "bear guard"; this refers to the story in Greek mythology that Zeus placed Arcturus in the sky to look after Arcas and Callisto, who were turned into bears and then into the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor to protect them from Hera's wrath.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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