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'''Corvinus Gaunt''' (fl. [[18th century]]) was a [[wizardkind|wizard]], and a member of the [[Pure-blood]] [[House of Gaunt]]. As such, he was one of the direct descendants of [[Salazar Slytherin]] and was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]]. Gaunt knew about the [[Chamber of Secrets]], and he was instrumental in keeping the entrance to the Chamber a secret.
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'''Corvinus Gaunt''' (fl. [[18th century]]) was a [[wizardkind|wizard]], and a member of the [[pure-blood]] [[House of Gaunt]]. As such, he was one of the direct descendants of [[Salazar Slytherin]] and was a [[Parseltongue|Parselmouth]], as well as being presumably very inbred and rich (assuming their wealth has yet to be completely squandered from grandeur and lack of sense). Gaunt knew about the [[Chamber of Secrets]], and he was instrumental in keeping the entrance to the Chamber a secret.
   
In the [[18th century|1700s]], there was a proposal to install an elaborate [[plumbing|plumbing system]] at [[Hogwarts Castle]]. This, of course, threatened the secrecy around the entrance to the [[Chamber of Secrets]] which, at the time, still had its original appearance — a concealed trapdoor and a series of magical tunnels — and which was located on the site where a [[Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom|girls&apos; bathroom]] would be set up.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter17/moment1/chamber-of-secrets New from J.K. Rowling: Chamber of Secrets]</ref>
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== Biography ==
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In the [[18th century|1700s]], there was a proposal to install an elaborate [[plumbing|plumbing system]] at [[Hogwarts Castle]]. This, of course, threatened the secrecy around the entrance to the [[Chamber of Secrets]] which, at the time, still had its original appearance — a concealed trapdoor and a series of magical tunnels — and which was located on the site where a [[Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom|girls' bathroom]] would be set up.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter17/moment1/chamber-of-secrets New from J.K. Rowling: Chamber of Secrets]</ref>
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Corvinus Gaunt was, at the time, a student at Hogwarts and, as a descendant of [[Salazar Slytherin]] himself, knew where the entrance to the Chamber was and how to open it. Corvinus was responsible for secretly protecting the entrance, having concealed it behind plumbing fixtures and a sink (which today are part of [[Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom]]), so that those who knew how could still access the Chamber.<ref name="Pottermore" />
   
Corvinus Gaunt was, at the time, a student at Hogwarts and, as a descendant of [[Salazar Slytherin]] himself, knew where the entrance to the Chamber was and how to open it. Corvinus was responsible for secretly protecting the entrance, having concealed it behind plumbing fixtures and a sink (which today are part of [[Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom|Moaning Myrtle&apos;s Bathroom]]), so that those who knew how could still access the Chamber.<ref name="Pottermore" />
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*"Corvinus" is the diminutive of "Corvus", which derives from Latin ''corvus'', "raven". [[Wikipedia:Matthias Corvinus|Matthias Corvinus]] was a 15th century Hungarian king, possibly referring to Corvinus&apos;s status as a [[pure-blood]], as many pure-bloods consider themselves akin to royalty. Also, [[Wikipedia:Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus|Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus]] was a Roman general, author and patron of literature and art.
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*"Corvinus" is the diminutive of "Corvus", which derives from Latin ''corvus'', "raven". {{wplink|Matthias Corvinus}} was a 15th-century Hungarian king, possibly referring to Corvinus' status as a [[pure-blood]], as many pure-bloods consider themselves akin to royalty. Also, {{wplink|Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus}} was a Roman general, author and patron of literature and art.
 
*The word ''gaunt'' is defined as "haggard, drawn and emaciated" and "bleak, desolate".
 
*The word ''gaunt'' is defined as "haggard, drawn and emaciated" and "bleak, desolate".
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*As a member of the House of Gaunt, Corvinus presumably owned [[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]], and possibly owned [[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring]], assuming the latter had passed into the family's possession by this time.
   
 
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Corvinus Gaunt (fl. 18th century) was a wizard, and a member of the pure-blood House of Gaunt. As such, he was one of the direct descendants of Salazar Slytherin and was a Parselmouth, as well as being presumably very inbred and rich (assuming their wealth has yet to be completely squandered from grandeur and lack of sense). Gaunt knew about the Chamber of Secrets, and he was instrumental in keeping the entrance to the Chamber a secret.

Biography Edit

In the 1700s, there was a proposal to install an elaborate plumbing system at Hogwarts Castle. This, of course, threatened the secrecy around the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets which, at the time, still had its original appearance — a concealed trapdoor and a series of magical tunnels — and which was located on the site where a girls' bathroom would be set up.[2]

Corvinus Gaunt was, at the time, a student at Hogwarts and, as a descendant of Salazar Slytherin himself, knew where the entrance to the Chamber was and how to open it. Corvinus was responsible for secretly protecting the entrance, having concealed it behind plumbing fixtures and a sink (which today are part of Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom), so that those who knew how could still access the Chamber.[2]

EtymologyEdit

  • "Corvinus" is the diminutive of "Corvus", which derives from Latin corvus, "raven". Matthias Corvinus was a 15th-century Hungarian king, possibly referring to Corvinus' status as a pure-blood, as many pure-bloods consider themselves akin to royalty. Also, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus was a Roman general, author and patron of literature and art.
  • The word gaunt is defined as "haggard, drawn and emaciated" and "bleak, desolate".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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