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Who do you reckon was the DADA teacher when the Marauders (James, Remus, Sirius, Peter...) were in their school years? We only know those in Harry's time, but I don't recall it was ever mentionned who he (or they) might be. Any idea? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Myrddin75 (talkcontribs).

It hasn't been mentioned yet. Hopefully Pottermore will clear this up. - Nick O'Demus 20:26, August 7, 2011 (UTC)
I don't know, but could it be Professor Merrythought? (I'm not sure if that's spelled right.) Merrythought taught something during Tom Riddle's years at Hogwarts. 14:32, August 13, 2012 (UTC)Laura
Tom Riddle heard in his schooltime that she will retire. The Marauders went to school after Tom had already left, so I think she was not teaching any more.  Harry granger   Talk  contribs 14:38, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Galatea Merrythought retired in 1945, after having been Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher for 50 years, since 1895. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 14:42, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Lord Voldemort cursed the DADA teacher job, so every teacher from around 1956 until 1998, and therefore also during the marauders' school time, would only hold the position for a year, so a lot of different teachers were teaching the marauders DADA. SorenaJ (talk) 16:53, August 13, 2012 (UTC)