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===Early life===
===Early life===
Basil Fronsac attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in his youth and was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]].<ref name="OPg">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> In his elderly years, Professor Fronsac was appointed [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts.<ref name="COSf"/>
Basil Fronsac attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in his youth and was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Ravenclaw]].<ref name="OPg">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''</ref> In his elderly years, Professor Fronsac was appointed [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts.<ref name="COSf"/>

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Basil Fronsac Old
Basil Fronsac
Biographical information

Mid-19th century (most likely)[1]


Before 1992

Physical information




Hair colour


Skin colour



Headmaster of Hogwarts School




Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"A healthy mind is an inquisitive mind."
—Basil Fronsac's portrait[src]

Professor Basil Fronsac was a wizard. A scholar and a supporter of Ravenclaw, he was appointed as Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry sometime before Armando Dippet. There is a portrait of him hung in the Headmaster's office, in order to give advice to the current Head,[2] and several others of a younger him on the Castle's main halls.


Basil Fronsac

A middle-aged Fronsac.

Early life

Basil Fronsac attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his youth and was Sorted into Ravenclaw.[3] In his elderly years, Professor Fronsac was appointed Headmaster of Hogwarts.[2]

1993–1994 school year

In 1993, Professor Fronsac had several portraits hung at Hogwarts Castle; quite a few of them at the Grand Staircase.[4]

1995–1996 school year

By 1995, his portrait was hung at the Grand Staircase. The portrait guarded a shortcut leading to the second-floor corridor, near the Library. He held a pocket watch and his password was "Studious Success". He would be happy to help any "inquisitive minds" that could find out where Rowena Ravenclaw came from.[3]

1996–1997 school year

In the next school year, the portrait was moved to the Dungeons. He still guarded a secret passage, this time leading to the Grand Staircase. His password became "Libraries Liberate".[5]

Behind the scenes


The name "Basil" is from the Greek name "Βασιλειος" ("Basileios"), which was derived from "βασιλευς" ("basileus"), meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.


Notes and references

  1. The clothing worn by Basil on his portrait reveals that he was portrayed during the 1910s. By the 1910s he was already a middle-aged wizard, as evidenced by his sparse, white hair.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) DVD (Disc 2 - Dumbledore's Office)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)

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Locations below ground floor

Boathouse · Boathouse passageway · Chamber of Secrets · Dark Hall · Deathday Party Hall · Detention escape route · Dungeons · Dungeon cave · Dungeon Corridor · Dungeon Five · Dungeon hall · Dungeon Pit · Dungeon Staircase · Entrance Dungeon · Forgotten Cavern · Hieroglyphic Hall · Hogwarts Basement · Hufflepuff Basement · Kitchens · Lever Rooms · Lost Tunnel · Lower Chambers Corridor North-East · Lower Chambers Corridor West · Lower Chambers Portrait Corridor · Poltergeist Passage · Porticus Circumscriptus · Porticus Periculum · Porticus Imago · Porticus Medius · Porticus Olidus · Potion-Mixing Room · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Prowling Passage · Quidditch cave · Room of Doom · Room of Runes · Severus Snape's office · Shop · Slug Pit · Slughorn's Stairs · Slytherin Boys' Dormitory · Slytherin Duelling Dungeon · Slytherin Dungeon · Slytherin Girls' Dormitory · Undercover route to the Kitchens · Underground Chambers · Vestibule of Mischief · Way to Courtyard

Portraits, statues and other artwork located below ground floor

Basil Fronsac · Bloody Baron · Cecilia Gallerani · Elizabeth Burke · Hooky · Mad old man · Mopsus · Old man · Percival Pratt · Salazar Slytherin · Sleeping hermit · Bearded man with book

Second-floor of Hogwarts Castle
Class 31
Gargoyle Corridor · Second-floor corridor
Halls and rooms
Potions storeroom · Second-floor arcade · Second-floor foyer · Second-floor hall · Second-floor secret storeroom
Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher's office
Other locations
No entry due to flooding - Mr. Filch
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Anne Boleyn · Bust of a medieval wizard · Basil Fronsac · Map of Argyllshire · Painting of apples · Temeritus Shanks ·Wizarding family
Staircase to the ground-floor · Staircase between the first and second-floor corridors · Staircase to the library corridor · Staircase to the third-floor

Third-floor of Hogwarts Castle
Advanced Arithmancy Studies classroom · Class 34 · Class 72 · Classroom 2E · Classroom 3C · Classroom 3D · Classroom 7A · Classroom off of the Charms corridor · Classroom off of the Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor · Ghoul Studies classroom
Charms corridor · Third-floor corridor · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor Corridor · Serpentine Corridor
Halls and rooms
Armoury · Clock Tower Entrance · Hesperius Hall · Storeroom · Trophy Room · Vastus Vestibule
Other locations
Trophy Secret Passage · Turret Stairwell
Portraits, statues and other artwork
Damara Dodderidge · Drunk Monks · Google Flange · Basil Fronsac · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Merwyn the Malicious · Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington · Valeria Myriadd · Helena Ravenclaw · Brutus Scrimgeour · Temeritus Shanks · Shepherdess · Witch in green · Witch in Pompadour hairstyle · Wizard in black · Wizard in red
Staircase to the courtyard corridor · Staircase to the first-floor corridor · Staircase to the second-floor arcade

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