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Brian Gagwilde
Brian Gagwilde
Biographical information

Before 1991 (possibly)

Blood status

Pure-blood (possibly)[1]

Physical information




Hair colour


Skin colour


Family information
Family members

Professor Brian Gagwilde (ancestor)


Slytherin (possibly) [2]


Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Brian Gagwilde III[3] was a wizard and a descendant of Professor Brian Gagwilde, an Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There were portraits of him hung in the Hogwarts Castle's main halls: the Entrance Hall and the Grand Staircase.[4] A portrait of him also hung in the Malfoy Manor.[5]

Behind the scenes


The meaning of the name "Brian" is not known for certain, but it is possibly related to the old Celtic element bre, meaning "hill", or by extension "high", "noble". It was borne by the semi-legendary Irish king Brian Boru, who thwarted Viking attempts to conquer Ireland in the 11th century. He was slain in the Battle of Clontarf, though his forces were decisively victorious. The name was common in Ireland before his time, and even more so afterwards. It came into use in England in the Middle Ages, introduced by Breton settlers. It subsequently became rare, but was revived in the 20th century.


Notes and references

  1. A portrait of him hung at Malfoy Manor.
  2. As the portrait is hung in the Malfoy Manor, we can suppose that Brian Gagwikde III was sorted into Slytherin.
  3. Harry Potter Limited Edition
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PC version
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the ground floor

Astronomy Tower courtyard · Balcony around the Great Hall · Bean Bonus Room · Boys' toilets · Caretaker's office · Central tower courtyard · Chamber off the Great Hall · Chamber of Reception · Classroom 11 · Classroom 1B · Corridor off the Entrance Hall · Entrance Hall · Great Hall · Ground Floor Corridor · Herbology Store · House Point Ceremony Chamber · Marble Staircase · Middle Courtyard · Northern Courtyard · Northern Courtyard Annex · North Tower courtyard · Out Of Bounds · Oxford Corridor · Paved grounds · Portrait Room · Staffroom · Storage Cupboard · Storeroom · Storeroom courtyard · Suspension Bridge · Temporary Defence Against the Dark Arts Classroom · Transfiguration department · Viaduct Courtyard · Viaduct Entrance · Viaduct · Viaduct Courtyard checkpoint towers · West Tower courtyard · Suspension Bridge foyer · The Quad

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the ground floor

Brian Gagwilde · Circe · Gargoyles at the staff room entrance · George von Rheticus · Giffard Abbott · Glanmore Peakes · Godric Gryffindor · Google Stump · Greta Catchlove · Henry Bumblepuft · Lonely Male Gargoyle · Lonely Male Gargoyle's friend · Medieval couple · Merwyn the Malicious · Mirabella Plunkett · Miserable Female Gargoyle · Norvel Twonk · Old Posh Baron · People watching Quidditch · Staring Portrait · Professor Swoopstikes · Temeritus Shanks · Timothy the Timid · Violet · Architect of Hogwarts · First Headmaster of Hogwarts · Jocunda Sykes · Sarcastic Male Gargoyle · Portrait of a girl with flowers · Wizard with a walrus moustache

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