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Laverne de Montmorency

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Laverne de Montmorency (18231893) was a nineteenth-century potioneer, who invented a number of Love Potions. She appears on a Chocolate Frog Card.


Early life

"Ravenclaw house has an illustrious history. Most of the greatest wizarding inventors and innovators were in our house, including […] Laverne de Montmorency, a great pioneer of love potions […]."
Robert Hilliard.[src]

Laverne de Montmorency was born in 1823, somewhere in the British Isles.[2]

In her youth, she attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from around 1834 to 1841, and was Sorted into Ravenclaw.[1]


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A younger Laverne de Montmorency.

After her graduation from Hogwarts School, Laverne de Montmorency presumably studied further into Potion-making, becoming an accomplished potioneer and an expert in Love Potions. She became famous for her invention of many such potions.[2]

Death and post-mortem

Ms. de Montmorency died in 1893, aged around 70. In her honour, her invention of many Love Potions was recorded on a Chocolate Frog Card.[2]

On 1 September, 1991, Prefect Robert Hilliard welcomed the Ravenclaw first years to Ravenclaw Tower with a short speech, in which he mentioned potioneer Laverne de Montmorency as one of the many notable Hogwarts students, who had been Sorted, like them, into Ravenclaw.[1]

Behind the scenes


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pottermore introduction for Ravenclaws (transcription available here)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)

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Professors: 16th century Professor · Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
Textbooks: Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
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