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If professor Slughorn was born in 1939 or a bit earlier, and Voldemort was born in 1926 then how is it possible for Slughorn to be older than Voldemort in the books? -The other Weasley.

He´s older.--Rodolphus 12:21, September 9, 2009 (UTC)

I think he's referring to a bit of conjecture I just removed from Slughorn's article concerning his age. All that's known for certain is that he's older than Voldemort and younger than Dumbledore. I added that under "Behind the scenes". - Nick O'Demus 12:40, September 9, 2009 (UTC)

Oh. This conjecture "1939 OR EARLIER" was added by me. Sorry. Can we add "after 1881" to the infobox?--Rodolphus 14:13, September 9, 2009 (UTC)

I don't see why not. The reference comes from HBP, ch.4, p.67, when Slughorn calls himself "a tired old man", and Dumbledore replies "You're not yet as old as I am, Horace." - Nick O'Demus 14:24, September 9, 2009 (UTC)

I'd put Slughorn year of birth between 1900 and 1910. He had to be at least 30-32 when he taught the 16 year-old Riddle in 1942 judging by his appearance described that time and he is probably not as old as 90 in 1990 judging again by the appearance although we know wizards age slower than muggles. --Herpon 21:47, September 9, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks everyone. I'm glad i could help point that out. -The other Weasley.