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Faris Spavin
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood or Half-blood[1]

Also known as

Spout-Hole

Title(s)

Minister

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Affiliation
Occupation

Minister for Magic (formerly)

Loyalty

Ministry of Magic

Minister Faris "Spout-Hole" Spavin was Minister for Magic from 1865 to 1903. He was most likely [2] the Minister against whom there was an assassination attempt made by a centaur. [3]

Behind the scenes

  • He is known to have served the longest known term as Minister: thirty-eight years.

Etymology

The name "Faris" means "knight" in Arabic.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office)
  2. Although unconfirmed this is the most likely answer to the 6-3 question of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T.; the nickname "Spout-Hole" Spavin seems to suggest that he wasn't a friend of the centaurs. Besides, the rest of his name has equine connotations: on a horse, a spavin is a swelling of the hock joint that results in lameness, while 'Faris' is a Muslim name meaning 'horseman,' or 'knight.'
  3. Sixth question of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T. at J. K. Rowling's Official Site.


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