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|alias=Monica Wilkins ([[1997]]-[[1998]])
 
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{{Dialogue a-b|Mr. Granger|Is this in [[Australia]]?|Mrs. Granger|Looks wonderful, doesn't it?|Mrs. Granger and her [[Granger|husband]] looking at houses.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Mr Granger|Is this in [[Australia]]?|Mrs Granger|Looks wonderful, doesn't it?|Mrs Granger and her [[Granger|husband]] looking at houses.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
'''Mrs. Granger''', '''LDS''', (temporarily known as '''Monica Wilkins'''<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>) was a [[Muggle]], the wife of [[Granger|Mr. Granger]], and mother of [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. Working as a [[dentist]] alongside her husband, she and her family lived in a [[Grangers' house|house]] somewhere in [[England]]<ref name="DHPO"/>.
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'''Mrs Granger''' (temporarily known as '''Monica Wilkins'''<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>) was a [[Muggle]], the wife of [[Granger|Mr Granger]], and mother of [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]]. Working as a [[dentist]] alongside her husband, she and her family lived in a [[Grangers' house|house]] somewhere in [[England]]<ref name="DHPO"/>.
   
 
She and her husband were proud and accepting of their daughter's identity as a [[wizards|witch]], which explained some strange things which happened around her when she was a child. They entered the magical world in [[1992]] to buy Hermione's school supplies, and were assisted by [[Arthur Weasley]]<ref name="COS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>. Several years later, however, Hermione was forced to alter her parents' memories and give them new identities as Wendell and Monica Wilkins, to protect them from the [[Death Eaters]]<ref name="DH"/>.
 
She and her husband were proud and accepting of their daughter's identity as a [[wizards|witch]], which explained some strange things which happened around her when she was a child. They entered the magical world in [[1992]] to buy Hermione's school supplies, and were assisted by [[Arthur Weasley]]<ref name="COS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>. Several years later, however, Hermione was forced to alter her parents' memories and give them new identities as Wendell and Monica Wilkins, to protect them from the [[Death Eaters]]<ref name="DH"/>.
   
After the [[Second Wizarding War]] ended, Hermione found Mrs. Granger and her husband in [[Australia]] and returned their memories. They gained grandchildren in Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]'s children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]<ref name="DH"/>.
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After the [[Second Wizarding War]] ended, Hermione found Mrs Granger and her husband in [[Australia]] and returned their memories. They gained grandchildren in Hermione and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]'s children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]]<ref name="DH"/>.
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Well, both my parents are dentists.|Slughorn|Fascinating, and is that considered a dangerous profession?|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] to [[Horace Slughorn]] on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Hermione|Well, both my parents are dentists.|Slughorn|Fascinating, and is that considered a dangerous profession?|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] to [[Horace Slughorn]] on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)}}
 
[[File:Granger parents.png|thumb|left|200px|The doctor with her husband.]]
 
[[File:Granger parents.png|thumb|left|200px|The doctor with her husband.]]
Mrs. Granger was born somewhere in [[Great Britain]] to [[Muggle]] parents, at least one of whom may have been descended from a [[Squib]].
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Mrs Granger was born somewhere in [[Great Britain]] to [[Muggle]] parents, at least one of whom may have been descended from a [[Squib]].
   
She studied for a career in [[dentistry]]. This was presumably how she met [[Granger|Mr. Granger]], who was in the same profession.
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She studied for a career in [[dentistry]]. This was presumably how she met [[Granger|Mr Granger]], who was in the same profession.
   
 
She and Mr. Granger both achieved a Licentiate in Dental Surgery, earning the prefix of "doctor", and married, living in a [[Grangers' house|house]] on a [[Grangers' street|street]] somewhere in [[England]].
 
She and Mr. Granger both achieved a Licentiate in Dental Surgery, earning the prefix of "doctor", and married, living in a [[Grangers' house|house]] on a [[Grangers' street|street]] somewhere in [[England]].
   
 
===Motherhood===
 
===Motherhood===
[[File:BabyHermioneandMrsGranger.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Mrs. Granger with Hermione.]]
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[[File:BabyHermioneandMrsGranger.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Mrs Granger with Hermione.]]
 
{{Quote|The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] mentioning her parents.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] mentioning her parents.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
Mrs. Granger later became pregnant with her husband's child around [[1978]], and gave birth to a [[Hermione Granger|baby girl]] on [[19 September]], [[1979]]. They named her "Hermione Jean Granger,"<ref name="DH"/> choosing "a nice, unusual" first name because they wanted to establish how educated and intelligent they were.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-pressclubtransc.htm J. K. Rowling 1999 National Press Club luncheon Q&A]</ref>
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Mrs Granger later became pregnant with her child around [[1978]], and gave birth to a [[Hermione Granger|baby girl]] on [[19 September]], [[1979]]. They named her "Hermione Jean Granger",<ref name="DH"/> choosing "a nice, unusual" first name because they wanted to establish how educated and intelligent they were.<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/1999/1099-pressclubtransc.htm J. K. Rowling 1999 National Press Club luncheon Q&A]</ref>
   
The couple gave Hermione a [[Hermione Granger's bedroom|bedroom]] on the first-floor<ref name="DHPO"/>, and they lived happily for many years.
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The couple gave Hermione a [[Hermione Granger's bedroom|bedroom]] on the first-floor,<ref name="DHPO"/> and they lived happily for many years.
   
At some point, Mr. and Mrs. Granger took Hermione camping in the [[Forest of Dean]]<ref name="DH"/>. They also went to a theatre on [[Shaftesbury Avenue]] in [[London]]<ref name="DHPO"/>, and at least once went to [[Tottenham Court Road]] with her<ref name="DH"/>.
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At some point, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione camping in the [[Forest of Dean]].<ref name="DH"/> They also went to a theatre on [[Shaftesbury Avenue]] in [[London]],<ref name="DHPO"/> and at least once went to [[Tottenham Court Road]] with her.<ref name="DH"/>
   
 
===1991-1992===
 
===1991-1992===
 
{{Quote|I've tried a few simple spells myself and they've all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, it's the best school of witchcraft there is I've heard-- I've learned all the course books by heart, of course.|Hermione on the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|acceptance letter]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|I've tried a few simple spells myself and they've all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, it's the best school of witchcraft there is I've heard-- I've learned all the course books by heart, of course.|Hermione on the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|acceptance letter]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
[[File:Mister Granger Hermione COS 1.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Mr. and Mrs. Granger with Hermione in [[Diagon Alley]].]]
 
In [[1991]], Mrs. Granger and her husband were visited by a [[professor|staff member]] from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], who gave them the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|letter]] inviting their daughter to the school.
 
   
Hermione, at least, was shocked, as her parents presumably were, but was pleased<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>. Mr. and Mrs. Granger went to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase her school supplies, including her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] from [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
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In [[1991]], Mrs Granger and her husband were visited by a [[professor|staff member]] from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], who gave them the [[Hogwarts acceptance letter|letter]] inviting their daughter to the school.
   
Mrs. and Mr. Granger were separated from their daughter after she took the [[Hogwarts Express]] to her new school. They were bemused by Hermione's new identity, but were proud of her, as she had memorised all of her school books before leaving<ref name="PS"/>.
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Hermione, at least, was shocked, as her parents presumably were, but was pleased.<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref> Mr and Mrs Granger went to [[Diagon Alley]] to purchase her school supplies, including her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] from [[Ollivanders Wand Shop]].
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Mrs and Mr Granger were separated from their daughter after she took the [[Hogwarts Express]] to her new school. They were bemused by Hermione's new identity, but were proud of her, as she had memorised all of her school books before leaving.<ref name="PS"/>
   
 
===1992-1993===
 
===1992-1993===
 
[[File:Mrsgranger1.PNG|thumb|right|250px|The Grangers in [[Diagon Alley]].]]
 
[[File:Mrsgranger1.PNG|thumb|right|250px|The Grangers in [[Diagon Alley]].]]
 
{{Quote| ''[...]'' he ''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Arthur Weasley]]<nowiki>]</nowiki>'' was distracted almost at once by the sight of Hermione's parents, who were standing nervously at the counter that ran all along the great marble hall, waiting for Hermione to introduce them.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote| ''[...]'' he ''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Arthur Weasley]]<nowiki>]</nowiki>'' was distracted almost at once by the sight of Hermione's parents, who were standing nervously at the counter that ran all along the great marble hall, waiting for Hermione to introduce them.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
For the [[1992–1993 school year]], Mr. and Mrs. Granger had to purchase more school equipment for their daughter. Firstly, in order to buy the supplies, they went to [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] to exchange [[Muggle]] [[Muggle money|money]] with the [[wizarding currency]].
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For the [[1992–1993 school year]], Mr and Mrs Granger had to purchase more school equipment for their daughter. Firstly, in order to buy the supplies, they went to [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] to exchange [[Muggle]] [[Muggle money|money]] with the [[wizarding currency]].
   
There, they met [[Arthur Weasley]], a [[wizards|wizard]] obsessed with Muggles, and his [[Weasley family|family]], who were friends of their daughter. Arthur was fascinated by the ten-pound notes that Mr. Granger had in his hand, and asked them all about their money.
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There, they met [[Arthur Weasley]], a [[wizards|wizard]] obsessed with Muggles, and his [[Weasley family|family]], who were friends of their daughter. Arthur was fascinated by the ten-pound notes that Mr Granger had in his hand, and asked them all about their money.
[[File:Weasleygranger.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Mr. and Mrs. Granger with [[Arthur Weasley]].]]
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[[File:Weasleygranger.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Mr and Mrs Granger with [[Arthur Weasley]].]]
{{Quote|They ''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]] and Hermione]'' each grabbed a copy of ''[[Break with a Banshee]]'', and sneaked up the line to where the rest of the Weasleys were standing with Mr. and Mrs. Granger.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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{{Quote|They ''<nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]] and Hermione]'' each grabbed a copy of ''[[Break with a Banshee]]'', and sneaked up the line to where the rest of the Weasleys were standing with Mr and Mrs Granger.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
The Grangers went with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] to [[Flourish and Blotts]] to purchase spellbooks with their new money. [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] was there doing book signings, which Mr. and Mrs. Granger queued up for with the Weasleys. After [[Lucius Malfoy]] approached Arthur and began arguing, Mrs. Granger and her husband watched apprehensively. Being a [[pure-blood supremacy|pure-blood supremacist]], Malfoy scorned Arthur for being in the Grangers' company, glancing at them. The two wizards proceeded to fight each other, before [[Rubeus Hagrid]] stopped them.
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The Grangers went with the [[Weasley family|Weasleys]] to [[Flourish and Blotts]] to purchase spellbooks with their new money. [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] was there doing book signings, which Mr and Mrs Granger queued up for with the Weasleys. After [[Lucius Malfoy]] approached Arthur and began arguing, Mrs Granger and her husband watched apprehensively. Being a [[pure-blood supremacy|pure-blood supremacist]], Malfoy scorned Arthur for being in the Grangers' company, glancing at them. The two wizards proceeded to fight each other, before [[Rubeus Hagrid]] stopped them.
[[File:Granger kiss.png|thumb|right|200px|Mrs. Granger kissing her daughter.]]
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[[File:Granger kiss.png|thumb|right|200px|Mrs Granger kissing her daughter.]]
{{Quote|They hurried up the street, the Grangers shaking with fright and Mrs. Weasley beside herself with fury.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
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{{Quote|They hurried up the street, the Grangers shaking with fright and Mrs Weasley beside herself with fury.|Description|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
The Grangers left with the Weasleys, shocked and frightened by what they had just watched. They went to the [[Leaky Cauldron|Leaky Cauldron Inn]], sitting by the fireplace, before saying farewell to the Weasleys and [[Harry Potter]] and leaving with their daughter for the Muggle world.
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The Grangers left with the Weasleys, shocked and frightened by what they had just witnessed. They went to the [[Leaky Cauldron|Leaky Cauldron Inn]], sitting by the fireplace, before saying farewell to the Weasleys and [[Harry Potter]] and leaving with their daughter for the Muggle world.
{{Quote|It's ''French''. I had it on holiday, summer before last, it's very nice.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on [[bouillabaisse]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Quote|It's ''French''. I had it on holiday, summer before last, it's very nice.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] on [[bouillabaisse]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
After the school term ended, Mr. and Mrs. Granger took Hermione on holiday to [[France]] during the summer holidays. There, Hermione ate [[bouillabaisse]], which she liked the taste of<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>.
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After the school term ended, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione on holiday to [[France]] during the summer holidays. There, Hermione ate [[bouillabaisse]], which she liked the taste of.<ref name="GOF">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
 
===1995-1996===
 
===1995-1996===
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|What are you doing here? I thought you were skiing with your mum and dad.|Hermione|Well, to tell the truth, skiing's not really my thing. So I've come for Christmas... Anyway, Mum and Dad are a bit disappointed, but I've told them that everyone who's serious about the exams is staying at Hogwarts to study. They want me to do well, they'll understand.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] speaking with [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry|What are you doing here? I thought you were skiing with your mum and dad.|Hermione|Well, to tell the truth, skiing's not really my thing. So I've come for Christmas... Anyway, Mum and Dad are a bit disappointed, but I've told them that everyone who's serious about the exams is staying at Hogwarts to study. They want me to do well, they'll understand.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] speaking with [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
During the [[1995–1996 school year]], Mr. and Mrs. Granger arranged a [[skiing]] trip over the [[Christmas holidays]], possibly in [[France]], where they had gone once before.
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During the [[1995–1996 school year]], Mr and Mrs Granger arranged a [[skiing]] trip over the [[Christmas holidays]], possibly in [[France]], where they had gone once before.
   
However, Hermione told them at the last minute that she wanted to stay at Hogwarts in order to study hard for her [[fifth year]] exams, the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s, which are roughly equivalent to [[Muggle]] O-Levels. Mrs. Granger and her husband were both disappointed, but, because they wanted their daughter to achieve good grades, they understood.
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However, Hermione told them at the last minute that she wanted to stay at Hogwarts in order to study hard for her [[fifth year]] exams, the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s, which are roughly equivalent to [[Muggle]] O-Levels. Mrs Granger and her husband were both disappointed, but, because they wanted their daughter to achieve good grades, they understood.
   
 
===1997-1998===
 
===1997-1998===
{{Dialogue a-b|Mrs. Granger|Hermione. Tea's ready, darling.|Hermione|Coming, Mum!|Mrs. Granger shortly before becoming Monica Wilkins.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Mrs Granger|Hermione. Tea's ready, darling.|Hermione|Coming, Mum!|Mrs Granger shortly before becoming Monica Wilkins.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1}}
 
[[File:Modify.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Hermione modifying her parents' memories.]]
 
[[File:Modify.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Hermione modifying her parents' memories.]]
One afternoon, Mrs. Granger called upstairs to Hermione's [[Hermione Granger's bedroom|bedroom]], telling her that she had cooked her dinner. She and her husband were sat in the living room looking at a house in [[Australia]] on some television program<ref name="DHPO"/>.
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One afternoon, Mrs Granger called upstairs to Hermione's [[Hermione Granger's bedroom|bedroom]], telling her that she had cooked her dinner. She and her husband were sitting in the living room looking at a house in [[Australia]] on an unnamed television programme<ref name="DHPO"/>.
   
Hermione came downstairs with her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] and secretly cast a [[False Memory Charm]] on both of her parents. She made them believe that they were called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, a couple with a desire to go and live in [[Australia]]. She did this in order to keep them safe should the [[Death Eaters]] go after them.
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Hermione came downstairs with her [[Hermione Granger's wand|wand]] and secretly cast a [[False Memory Charm]] on both of her parents. She made them believe that they were called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, a couple with a desire to go to [[Australia]] and live there. She did this in order to keep them safe should the [[Death Eaters]] come after them.
 
{{Quote|I've also modified my parents' memories so that they're convinced they're really called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, and that their life's ambition is to move to Australia, which they have now done. That's to make it more difficult for Voldemort to track them down and interrogate them about me – or you, because unfortunately, I've told them quite a bit about you... Wendell and Monica Wilkins don't know that they’ve got a daughter, you see.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] talking about the spell she put on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Quote|I've also modified my parents' memories so that they're convinced they're really called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, and that their life's ambition is to move to Australia, which they have now done. That's to make it more difficult for Voldemort to track them down and interrogate them about me – or you, because unfortunately, I've told them quite a bit about you... Wendell and Monica Wilkins don't know that they’ve got a daughter, you see.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] talking about the spell she put on her parents.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
"Monica" and "Wendell" proceeded to act on their apparent ambition to move, and quickly packed up their belongings and left their [[Grangers' house|house]] just in time, as the Death Eater [[Yaxley]] later arrived at the house.
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"Monica" and "Wendell" proceeded to act on their apparent ambition to move, and quickly packed up their belongings and left their [[Grangers' house|house]] just in time, as the Death Eater [[Yaxley]] later arrived there.
[[File:Mrgrangerdh.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Mrs. Granger in her house.]]
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[[File:Mrgrangerdh.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Mrs Granger in her house.]]
   
 
It is possible that the "Wilkinses" moved into a house along Australia's coast which they had been admiring before their daughter bewitched them. Otherwise, it is unknown exactly where they went or what they did there.
 
It is possible that the "Wilkinses" moved into a house along Australia's coast which they had been admiring before their daughter bewitched them. Otherwise, it is unknown exactly where they went or what they did there.
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===Later life===
 
===Later life===
Mrs. Granger and her husband gained a son-in-law when Hermione married [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]. The two of them proceeded to have two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]].
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Mrs Granger and her husband gained a son-in-law when Hermione married [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]. The two of them proceeded to have two children, [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]].
   
The Grangers were presumably close to their grandchildren, as Ron referred to his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] as "Granddad Weasley", implying that Mr. Granger was "Granddad Granger".
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The Grangers were presumably close to their grandchildren, as Ron referred to his [[Arthur Weasley|father]] as "Granddad Weasley", implying that Mr Granger was "Granddad Granger".
   
 
==Physical description==
 
==Physical description==
Mrs. Granger had dark brown hair, green eyes and white skin. She was only slightly shorter than her husband and appeared to favour dark clothing, such as black and blue, especially when she was younger<ref>As evident from the photographs seen in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''.</ref>.
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Mrs Granger had dark brown hair, green eyes and pale skin. She was only slightly shorter than her husband and appeared to favour dark clothing, such as black and blue, especially when she was younger<ref>As evident from the photographs seen in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''.</ref>.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
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{{Quote|They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same.|A description of the Grangers' relationship with Hermione.|J. K. Rowling}}
 
{{Quote|They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same.|A description of the Grangers' relationship with Hermione.|J. K. Rowling}}
 
[[File:Granger smile.png|thumb|left|250px|The Granger family.]]
 
[[File:Granger smile.png|thumb|left|250px|The Granger family.]]
Mrs. Granger's relationship with her husband is largely unknown, though they were presumably happy together. They both worked as [[dentistry|dentists]] together, and frequently went on holidays, such as the one to [[France]]. The two of them appeared to have a shared taste in real estate, as they both commented on a house in [[Australia]] that was being shown on [[television]].
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Mrs Granger's relationship with her husband is largely unknown, though they were presumably happy together. They both worked as [[dentistry|dentists]] together, and frequently went on holidays, such as the one to [[France]]. The two of them appeared to have a shared taste in real estate, as they both commented on a house in [[Australia]] that was being shown on [[television]].
   
Her relationship with Hermione was presumably a good one. They kissed each other as a greeting in [[Diagon Alley]], and Hermione was deeply upset about the [[False Memory Charm]] that she put on her parents. Mrs. Granger was also disappointed when she did not come with her and her husband to [[France]], but she wanted her to do well in her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s and accepted that.
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Her relationship with Hermione was presumably a good one. They kissed each other as a greeting in [[Diagon Alley]], and Hermione was deeply upset about the [[False Memory Charm]] that she put on her parents. Mrs Granger was also disappointed when she did not come with her and her husband to [[France]], but she wanted her to do well in her [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]]s and accepted that.
   
 
===Weasley family===
 
===Weasley family===
 
{{Quote|But you're ''Muggles''! We must have a drink! What's that you've got there? Oh, you're changing Muggle money? Molly, look!|[[Arthur Weasley]] looking at Mr. Granger's money.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|But you're ''Muggles''! We must have a drink! What's that you've got there? Oh, you're changing Muggle money? Molly, look!|[[Arthur Weasley]] looking at Mr. Granger's money.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
[[File:The Weasley Family at Egypt.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Weasleys.]]
 
[[File:The Weasley Family at Egypt.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Weasleys.]]
Mr. and Mrs. Granger first met the [[Weasley family]] in [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], where they stood nervously waiting for their daughter to introduce them.
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Mr and Mrs Granger first met the [[Weasley family]] in [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]], where they stood nervously waiting for their daughter to introduce them.
   
 
The couple came to trust the Weasleys very much, allowing their daughter to stay at their house over the holidays, prior to the school term, and to go to the [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]].
 
The couple came to trust the Weasleys very much, allowing their daughter to stay at their house over the holidays, prior to the school term, and to go to the [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]].
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Mrs. Granger was portrayed by [[Heather Bleasdale]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. She was replaced by [[Michelle Fairley]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''<ref>[http://harrypotterupdate.multiply.com/journal/item/140/Actress_Michelle_Fairley_confirmed_as_Mrs._Granger_on_Deathly_Hallows_movies Daily Potter: Actress "Michelle Fairley" confirmed as Mrs. Granger on "Deathly Hallows" movies]</ref>
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*Mrs Granger was portrayed by [[Heather Bleasdale]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''. She was replaced by [[Michelle Fairley]] for ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''.<ref>[http://harrypotterupdate.multiply.com/journal/item/140/Actress_Michelle_Fairley_confirmed_as_Mrs._Granger_on_Deathly_Hallows_movies Daily Potter: Actress "Michelle Fairley" confirmed as Mrs. Granger on "Deathly Hallows" movies]</ref>
[[File:MrsGranger.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Heather Bleasdale]] as Mrs. Granger.]]
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[[File:MrsGranger.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Heather Bleasdale]] as Mrs Granger.]]
*It is possible that Mrs. Granger's name is "Dr. Jean Granger", as [[J. K. Rowling]] has some sort of "passion" for naming her characters after a relative of them. Notable examples include [[Harry Potter|Harry James]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ronald Bilius]], [[William Weasley|William Arthur]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy Ignatius]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginevra Molly]].
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*It is possible that Mrs Granger's name is Jean Granger, as [[J. K. Rowling]] has some sort of "passion" for naming her characters after a relative of them. Notable examples include [[Harry Potter|Harry James]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ronald Bilius]], [[William Weasley|William Arthur]], [[Percy Weasley|Percy Ignatius]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginevra Molly]].
*In the earliest draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' the Potters lived on an island, and the Grangers lived on the shore nearby. When Voldemort killed James and Lily, Mr. Granger noticed an explosion. He got on his boat and rowed out to the island to see what had happened, and found Harry.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=1 J.K.Rowling Official Site]</ref>
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*In the earliest draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' the Potters lived on an island, and the Grangers lived on the shore nearby. When Voldemort killed James and Lily, Mr Granger noticed an explosion. He got on his boat and rowed out to the island to see what had happened, and found Harry.<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/extrastuff_view.cfm?id=1 J.K.Rowling Official Site]</ref>
*Mrs. Granger was originally intended to have another [[Hermione Granger's sister|daughter]], but she was cut because, by ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', she still had not made an appearance and [[J. K. Rowling]] felt that it was too late to introduce her.
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*Mrs Granger was originally intended to have another [[Hermione Granger's sister|daughter]], but she was cut because, by ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', she still had not made an appearance and [[J. K. Rowling]] felt that it was too late to introduce her.
 
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On Mr. and Mrs. Granger, [[J. K. Rowling]] said "''I have deliberately kept Hermione's family in the background. You see so much of Ron’s family so I thought that I would keep Hermione's family, by contrast, quite ordinary. They are dentists, as you know. They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same''"<ref name="HPL">[http://hp-lexicon.org/?d6b118c375924cd658a2cb3f65846ce3=325467165&6fa970d50480e816942b6fab7c4e7a23=506683626&5f17a83ba43604eb3d1c06f73d82e119=634393955241675761 Harry Potter Lexicon]</ref>.
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On Mr and Mrs Granger, [[J. K. Rowling]] said "''I have deliberately kept Hermione's family in the background. You see so much of Ron’s family so I thought that I would keep Hermione's family, by contrast, quite ordinary. They are dentists, as you know. They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same''"<ref name="HPL">[http://hp-lexicon.org/?d6b118c375924cd658a2cb3f65846ce3=325467165&6fa970d50480e816942b6fab7c4e7a23=506683626&5f17a83ba43604eb3d1c06f73d82e119=634393955241675761 Harry Potter Lexicon]</ref>.
   
 
After a ''[[Harry Potter series|Harry Potter]]'' fan asked if the Grangers would appear again, Rowling said, "''Well we've seen them very briefly, but they're dentists so they're not that interesting''"<ref name="HPL"/>.
 
After a ''[[Harry Potter series|Harry Potter]]'' fan asked if the Grangers would appear again, Rowling said, "''Well we've seen them very briefly, but they're dentists so they're not that interesting''"<ref name="HPL"/>.
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Hermione's mother
Mrs Granger
Biographical information
Blood status

Muggle

Marital status

Married

Also known as

Monica Wilkins (1997-1998)

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Brown[1]

Eye colour

Green[1]

Skin colour

White[1]

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation

Dentist

Loyalty

Granger family

Mr Granger: "Is this in Australia?"
Mrs Granger: "Looks wonderful, doesn't it?"
— Mrs Granger and her husband looking at houses.[src]

Mrs Granger (temporarily known as Monica Wilkins[2]) was a Muggle, the wife of Mr Granger, and mother of Hermione. Working as a dentist alongside her husband, she and her family lived in a house somewhere in England[1].

She and her husband were proud and accepting of their daughter's identity as a witch, which explained some strange things which happened around her when she was a child. They entered the magical world in 1992 to buy Hermione's school supplies, and were assisted by Arthur Weasley[3]. Several years later, however, Hermione was forced to alter her parents' memories and give them new identities as Wendell and Monica Wilkins, to protect them from the Death Eaters[2].

After the Second Wizarding War ended, Hermione found Mrs Granger and her husband in Australia and returned their memories. They gained grandchildren in Hermione and Ron Weasley's children, Rose and Hugo[2].

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Hermione: "Well, both my parents are dentists."
Slughorn: "Fascinating, and is that considered a dangerous profession?"
Hermione to Horace Slughorn on her parents.[src]
Granger parents

The doctor with her husband.

Mrs Granger was born somewhere in Great Britain to Muggle parents, at least one of whom may have been descended from a Squib.

She studied for a career in dentistry. This was presumably how she met Mr Granger, who was in the same profession.

She and Mr. Granger both achieved a Licentiate in Dental Surgery, earning the prefix of "doctor", and married, living in a house on a street somewhere in England.

MotherhoodEdit

BabyHermioneandMrsGranger

Mrs Granger with Hermione.

"The Forest of Dean. I came camping here once, with my mum and dad."
Hermione mentioning her parents.[src]

Mrs Granger later became pregnant with her child around 1978, and gave birth to a baby girl on 19 September, 1979. They named her "Hermione Jean Granger",[2] choosing "a nice, unusual" first name because they wanted to establish how educated and intelligent they were.[4]

The couple gave Hermione a bedroom on the first-floor,[1] and they lived happily for many years.

At some point, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione camping in the Forest of Dean.[2] They also went to a theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London,[1] and at least once went to Tottenham Court Road with her.[2]

1991-1992Edit

"I've tried a few simple spells myself and they've all worked for me. Nobody in my family's magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, it's the best school of witchcraft there is I've heard-- I've learned all the course books by heart, of course."
—Hermione on the acceptance letter.[src]

In 1991, Mrs Granger and her husband were visited by a staff member from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, who gave them the letter inviting their daughter to the school.

Hermione, at least, was shocked, as her parents presumably were, but was pleased.[5] Mr and Mrs Granger went to Diagon Alley to purchase her school supplies, including her wand from Ollivanders Wand Shop.

Mrs and Mr Granger were separated from their daughter after she took the Hogwarts Express to her new school. They were bemused by Hermione's new identity, but were proud of her, as she had memorised all of her school books before leaving.[5]

1992-1993Edit

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The Grangers in Diagon Alley.

" [...] he [Arthur Weasley] was distracted almost at once by the sight of Hermione's parents, who were standing nervously at the counter that ran all along the great marble hall, waiting for Hermione to introduce them."
—Description[src]

For the 1992–1993 school year, Mr and Mrs Granger had to purchase more school equipment for their daughter. Firstly, in order to buy the supplies, they went to Gringotts Wizarding Bank to exchange Muggle money with the wizarding currency.

There, they met Arthur Weasley, a wizard obsessed with Muggles, and his family, who were friends of their daughter. Arthur was fascinated by the ten-pound notes that Mr Granger had in his hand, and asked them all about their money.

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Mr and Mrs Granger with Arthur Weasley.

"They [Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione] each grabbed a copy of Break with a Banshee, and sneaked up the line to where the rest of the Weasleys were standing with Mr and Mrs Granger."
—Description[src]

The Grangers went with the Weasleys to Flourish and Blotts to purchase spellbooks with their new money. Gilderoy Lockhart was there doing book signings, which Mr and Mrs Granger queued up for with the Weasleys. After Lucius Malfoy approached Arthur and began arguing, Mrs Granger and her husband watched apprehensively. Being a pure-blood supremacist, Malfoy scorned Arthur for being in the Grangers' company, glancing at them. The two wizards proceeded to fight each other, before Rubeus Hagrid stopped them.

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Mrs Granger kissing her daughter.

"They hurried up the street, the Grangers shaking with fright and Mrs Weasley beside herself with fury."
—Description[src]

The Grangers left with the Weasleys, shocked and frightened by what they had just witnessed. They went to the Leaky Cauldron Inn, sitting by the fireplace, before saying farewell to the Weasleys and Harry Potter and leaving with their daughter for the Muggle world.

"It's French. I had it on holiday, summer before last, it's very nice."
Hermione on bouillabaisse[src]

After the school term ended, Mr and Mrs Granger took Hermione on holiday to France during the summer holidays. There, Hermione ate bouillabaisse, which she liked the taste of.[6]

1995-1996Edit

Harry: "What are you doing here? I thought you were skiing with your mum and dad."
Hermione: "Well, to tell the truth, skiing's not really my thing. So I've come for Christmas... Anyway, Mum and Dad are a bit disappointed, but I've told them that everyone who's serious about the exams is staying at Hogwarts to study. They want me to do well, they'll understand."
Hermione speaking with Harry Potter.[src]

During the 1995–1996 school year, Mr and Mrs Granger arranged a skiing trip over the Christmas holidays, possibly in France, where they had gone once before.

However, Hermione told them at the last minute that she wanted to stay at Hogwarts in order to study hard for her fifth year exams, the Ordinary Wizarding Levels, which are roughly equivalent to Muggle O-Levels. Mrs Granger and her husband were both disappointed, but, because they wanted their daughter to achieve good grades, they understood.

1997-1998Edit

Mrs Granger: "Hermione. Tea's ready, darling."
Hermione: "Coming, Mum!"
— Mrs Granger shortly before becoming Monica Wilkins.[src]
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Hermione modifying her parents' memories.

One afternoon, Mrs Granger called upstairs to Hermione's bedroom, telling her that she had cooked her dinner. She and her husband were sitting in the living room looking at a house in Australia on an unnamed television programme[1].

Hermione came downstairs with her wand and secretly cast a False Memory Charm on both of her parents. She made them believe that they were called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, a couple with a desire to go to Australia and live there. She did this in order to keep them safe should the Death Eaters come after them.

"I've also modified my parents' memories so that they're convinced they're really called Wendell and Monica Wilkins, and that their life's ambition is to move to Australia, which they have now done. That's to make it more difficult for Voldemort to track them down and interrogate them about me – or you, because unfortunately, I've told them quite a bit about you... Wendell and Monica Wilkins don't know that they’ve got a daughter, you see."
Hermione talking about the spell she put on her parents.[src]

"Monica" and "Wendell" proceeded to act on their apparent ambition to move, and quickly packed up their belongings and left their house just in time, as the Death Eater Yaxley later arrived there.

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Mrs Granger in her house.

It is possible that the "Wilkinses" moved into a house along Australia's coast which they had been admiring before their daughter bewitched them. Otherwise, it is unknown exactly where they went or what they did there.

Immediately after the conclusion of the Second Wizarding War, Hermione sought out her parents and returned their memories. They presumably then returned to England.

Later lifeEdit

Mrs Granger and her husband gained a son-in-law when Hermione married Ron Weasley. The two of them proceeded to have two children, Rose and Hugo.

The Grangers were presumably close to their grandchildren, as Ron referred to his father as "Granddad Weasley", implying that Mr Granger was "Granddad Granger".

Physical descriptionEdit

Mrs Granger had dark brown hair, green eyes and pale skin. She was only slightly shorter than her husband and appeared to favour dark clothing, such as black and blue, especially when she was younger[7].

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

"They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same."
—A description of the Grangers' relationship with Hermione.[src]
Granger smile

The Granger family.

Mrs Granger's relationship with her husband is largely unknown, though they were presumably happy together. They both worked as dentists together, and frequently went on holidays, such as the one to France. The two of them appeared to have a shared taste in real estate, as they both commented on a house in Australia that was being shown on television.

Her relationship with Hermione was presumably a good one. They kissed each other as a greeting in Diagon Alley, and Hermione was deeply upset about the False Memory Charm that she put on her parents. Mrs Granger was also disappointed when she did not come with her and her husband to France, but she wanted her to do well in her Ordinary Wizarding Levels and accepted that.

Weasley familyEdit

"But you're Muggles! We must have a drink! What's that you've got there? Oh, you're changing Muggle money? Molly, look!"
Arthur Weasley looking at Mr. Granger's money.[src]
The Weasley Family at Egypt

The Weasleys.

Mr and Mrs Granger first met the Weasley family in Gringotts Wizarding Bank, where they stood nervously waiting for their daughter to introduce them.

The couple came to trust the Weasleys very much, allowing their daughter to stay at their house over the holidays, prior to the school term, and to go to the Quidditch World Cup in 1994.

The two families were brought even closer when Hermione married Ronald Weasley and had Rose and Hugo.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Heather Bleasdale as Mrs Granger.

Name etymologyEdit

"Granger" is derived from grange, a barn or farm with buildings that store grain, thus "granger" is a term for a farm bailiff. Also, "Granger" is a member of the Grange Movement of the United States, which involved agricultural activism in the nineteenth century.

The name "Monica" is of unknown meaning, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. In the 4th century this name was borne by the North African saint Monica of Hippo, the mother of Saint Augustine, whom she converted to Christianity. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek monos "one". As an English name, Monica has been in general use since the 18th century.

J. K. RowlingEdit

On Mr and Mrs Granger, J. K. Rowling said "I have deliberately kept Hermione's family in the background. You see so much of Ron’s family so I thought that I would keep Hermione's family, by contrast, quite ordinary. They are dentists, as you know. They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same"[10].

After a Harry Potter fan asked if the Grangers would appear again, Rowling said, "Well we've seen them very briefly, but they're dentists so they're not that interesting"[10].

AppearancesEdit

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