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|died=Between [[1975]] and [[31 October]], [[1981]]<ref>Mr. Potter and his wife took [[Sirius Black]] in when he was sixteen years old, around [[1975]] or [[1976]]. They died sometime before their grandson [[Harry Potter]] was orphaned on [[31 October]], [[1981]].</ref>
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|died=Between June [[1978]] and [[31 July]], [[1980]]<ref name="death">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family"]: "''Fleamont and Euphemia lived long enough to see [[Wedding of James Potter I and Lily Evans|James marry a Muggle-born girl called Lily Evans]], but not to meet their grandson, [[Harry Potter|Harry]].''"</ref>
|blood=[[Pure-blood]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 16</ref>
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|blood=[[Pure-blood]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 16 (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref>
 
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*[[Henry Potter]] (father-in-law) †
 
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*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] {{c|née [[Evans]]}} (daughter-in-law) †
 
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'''Mrs. Potter''' (died circa 1979/80) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|witch]]. She was married to [[James Potter's father|Mr. Potter]], with whom she had one son, [[James Potter I|James]]. She was the paternal grandmother of [[Harry Potter]].
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'''Euphemia Potter'''<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family"]</ref> (died c. [[1979]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|witch]]. She was married to [[Fleamont Potter]], with whom she had one son, [[James Potter I|James]]; she was, thus, the paternal grandmother of [[Harry Potter]], and the great-grandmother of [[James Potter II|James Sirius]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]], and [[Lily Potter II|Lily Luna Potter]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
She and her [[James Potter's father|husband]] did not become parents until later in their lives when she gave birth to her son [[James Potter I|James]] on [[27 March]], [[1960s|1960]]. As such, James was an only child, and was doted on quite a lot.<ref name=TLC>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview, 16th July 2005]</ref>
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Little is known about Euphemia's early life. She and her husband [[Fleamont Potter|Fleamont]] did not become parents until later in their lives when she gave birth to her son [[James Potter I|James]] on [[27 March]], [[1960s|1960]],<ref name="DH16">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 16 (''Godric's Hollow'')</ref> after having already given up hope of ever having a son or daughter.<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore" /> As such, James was an only child, and was doted on quite a lot.<ref name="TLC">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview, 16th July 2005]</ref>
   
When James's friend, [[Sirius Black]], ran away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at age sixteen, he found refuge in the [[Potter family|Potter]] household. Mrs. Potter and her husband came to regard Sirius as something of a second son. After Sirius moved into his own flat, he kept in touch with the [[Potter family|Potters]], and was always welcome to have lunch with them on Sunday.<ref name="op6">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 6</ref>
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When James's friend, [[Sirius Black]], ran away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at age sixteen, he found refuge in the [[Potter family|Potter]] household. Euphemia and her husband came to regard Sirius as something of a second son. After Sirius moved into his own flat, he kept in touch with the [[Potter family|Potters]], and was always welcome to have lunch with them on Sundays.<ref name="op6">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black'')</ref>
 
[[File:MirrorofErised.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|[[Harry Potter]] seeing his [[Lily Evans|mother]], [[James Potter I|father]], and other relatives in the [[Mirror of Erised]].]]
 
[[File:MirrorofErised.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|[[Harry Potter]] seeing his [[Lily Evans|mother]], [[James Potter I|father]], and other relatives in the [[Mirror of Erised]].]]
   
Mrs. Potter and her husband both succumbed to a fatal wizarding illness.<ref name=TLC /> They were elderly at the time, suggesting they might have contracted [[dragon pox]], which is known to be especially dangerous for older wizards.
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Advancing in age, both Euphemia and her husband Fleamont succumbed to [[dragon pox]] shortly after the marriage of their son James to [[Lily Evans]], in [[1978]]-[[1979]], dying within days of each other.<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore"/> Euphemia never got a chance to meet her grandson, who would only be born after his grandparents' deaths, on [[31 July]], [[1980]], but she was probably among the relatives who Harry saw when he looked into the [[Mirror of Erised]] in [[1991]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 13 (''The Mirror of Erised'')</ref>
   
Their deaths occurred at some point between when they took in Sirius and the night of [[31 October]], [[1981]]. On that fateful Halloween, James and his wife [[Lily Evans|Lily]] were murdered by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], and their son [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was sent to live with only [[Dursley family|surviving relatives]].
 
   
In all likelihood, Mrs. Potter never got a chance to meet her grandson, but she was probably among the relatives who Harry saw when he looked into the [[Mirror of Erised]] in [[1991]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 13</ref>.
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== Etymology ==
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Euphemia is a Greek name. "Eu" means good and "phemi" means to speak.<ref>http://www.behindthename.com/name/euphemia</ref>
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*[[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black]], who appear on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], have been speculated to be James Potter's parents. The couple had one child, a [[Charlus Potter's son|son]] whose name has not been revealed. If Dorea was in fact James's mother, she would have been forty when he was born<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>, which seems to align with [[J. K. Rowling]]'s revelation about the age of James' parents. However, Dorea died at fifty-seven, which conflicts with Rowling's statement that James' mother was "old in wizarding terms" when she died. (J.K. Rowling, however, has said that maths is not her strong point and this could just be a mistake)<ref name=TLC />. Also, when James was young, he stated that his father was in Gryffindor and he didn't mention his mother, which might be another hint, as almost all [[House of Black|Blacks]] have been Slytherins.
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*It was once presumed that [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black]], who appeared on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], might have been James's parents (since it was known that Charlus and Dorea also had [[Charlus Potter's son|one son]]). However, [[J. K. Rowling]] revealed via ''[[Pottermore]]'' that that was not the case. It is still more than likely, however, that Charlus Potter is somehow related to Fleamont.
**However, it is also unlikely that Dorea is James Potter's mother as James' parents took Sirius Black into their home after he ran away from his family. As Sirius' uncle Alphard was disowned for simply giving Sirius "a decent amount of gold" when he ran away, it is likely that Dorea would also have been disowned for allowing Sirius to live with them.
 
**Furthermore, as Dorea's name had not been removed from the tree, if she were James' mother then his name would have been on the tree as well, even if he were burned off later for marrying a muggleborn witch. However, Sirius never makes any mention of being related to James.
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Flashback}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Flashback}} {{Comment|Appears in [[Mirror of Erised]]}}
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{1stID}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 23:01, November 22, 2015

Euphemia Potter[3] (died c. 1979) was a pure-blood witch. She was married to Fleamont Potter, with whom she had one son, James; she was, thus, the paternal grandmother of Harry Potter, and the great-grandmother of James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter.

BiographyEdit

Little is known about Euphemia's early life. She and her husband Fleamont did not become parents until later in their lives when she gave birth to her son James on 27 March, 1960,[4] after having already given up hope of ever having a son or daughter.[3] As such, James was an only child, and was doted on quite a lot.[5]

When James's friend, Sirius Black, ran away from home at age sixteen, he found refuge in the Potter household. Euphemia and her husband came to regard Sirius as something of a second son. After Sirius moved into his own flat, he kept in touch with the Potters, and was always welcome to have lunch with them on Sundays.[6]

MirrorofErised

Harry Potter seeing his mother, father, and other relatives in the Mirror of Erised.

Advancing in age, both Euphemia and her husband Fleamont succumbed to dragon pox shortly after the marriage of their son James to Lily Evans, in 1978-1979, dying within days of each other.[3] Euphemia never got a chance to meet her grandson, who would only be born after his grandparents' deaths, on 31 July, 1980, but she was probably among the relatives who Harry saw when he looked into the Mirror of Erised in 1991.[7]


Etymology Edit

Euphemia is a Greek name. "Eu" means good and "phemi" means to speak.[8]


Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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