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|born=[[1890s|1897]]<ref name="FB">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''</ref><br/>[[Great Britain]] or [[Ireland]]<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000]</ref>
|died=Between [[31 July]], [[1991]] and [[18 December]], [[1992]]<ref name="interviews">In interviews, J.K. Rowling has stated that "[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more all the portraits you see in the headmaster's study are all headmasters and mistresses who died]". Scamander's portrait is visible in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', in a scene happening on [[18 December]], [[1992]]. Also, in [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Harry Potter's copy of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'']] (bought in [[31 July]], [[1991]]) Scamander is said to be living in Dorset.</ref>
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|family=*[[Newton Scamander's mother|Mrs. Scamander]] (mother)<ref name="FB" ></ref>
 
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*At least one son<ref name="son">Since Rolf Scamander kept Newt's family name, it can be presumed that he is the son of a son of Newt's (if he were the son of a daughter of Newt's, he would bear whichever his father's surname was, and not Scamander).</ref>
 
*[[Rolf Scamander]] (grandson)<ref name="JK web chat">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript JK Rowling Web Chat transcript]</ref>
 
*[[Rolf Scamander]] (grandson)<ref name="JK web chat">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript JK Rowling Web Chat transcript]</ref>
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*[[Porpentina Scamander's mother|Mrs Goldstein]] (mother-in-law)
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|wand=[[Newton Scamander's wand|Unknown length, lime, elements of bone and shell]]<ref name="core">[https://twitter.com/MuggleNet/status/693556664985726977 EXCLUSIVE: Newt's wand has elements of BONE, LIME, and SHELL. #FantasticBeasts #HPCelebration] by MuggleNet.com on Twitter</ref>
 
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*[[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]<ref name="CoS DVD">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' DVD (Disc 2); His name is written on one of the portraits, identifying him as a previous School Headmaster. You might want to see [[:File:Newt Scamander.jpg|his portrait]].</ref>
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|house=[[Hufflepuff]]<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/9001123651/hufflepuff-spoilers here])</ref>
|house=*[[Hufflepuff]]<ref name="pottermore">[[Pottermore]] introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/9001123651/hufflepuff-spoilers here])</ref>
 
 
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{{Quote|I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle.|Newton Scamander|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)}}
 
{{Quote|I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle.|Newton Scamander|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)}}
   
'''Professor Newton Artemis Fido "Newt" Scamander''', <small>[[Order of Merlin|Order of Merlin, Second Class]]</small>, ([[1890s|1897]]—[[1991]]/[[1992]]),<ref name="interviews"/> was a famed [[Magizoologist]] and author of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''. Scamander developed an interest in magical [[creature]]s early in life, influenced by his [[Newton Scamander's mother|mother]]'s breeding of [[hippogriff]]s. After attending, and graduating from, [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Scamander joined the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. After spending two years in the [[Office for House-Elf Relocation]], Scamander joined the [[Beast Division]] and put his knowledge of magical beasts to good use. In [[1910s|1918]], Scamander was commissioned by [[Augustus Worme]] of [[Obscurus Books]] to write ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''. The book became a best seller, making Scamander a respected expert in the field of [[Magizoology]], which also led to an appointment as [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. In his personal life, Scamander married a woman named [[Porpentina Scamander|Porpentina]], and fathered at least one child. By the beginning of the [[1990s]], Scamander was retired and living in [[Dorset]]. Professor Scamander would eventually die between [[31 July]], [[1991]] and [[18 December]], [[1992]].<ref name="interviews"/>
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'''Newton Artemis Fido "Newt" Scamander''', <small>[[Order of Merlin|O.M. (Second Class)]]</small>, (b.&nbsp;[[1897]]) was a famed [[Magizoologist]] and author of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''. Scamander developed an interest in magical [[creature]]s early in life, influenced by his [[Newton Scamander's mother|mother]]'s breeding of [[hippogriff]]s. After attending and being expelled from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], Scamander joined the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], spending two years in the [[Office for House-Elf Relocation]] before joining the [[Beast Division]]. In [[1918]], he was commissioned by [[Augustus Worme]] of [[Obscurus Books]] to write ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''. The book became a best seller, making Scamander a respected expert in the field of [[Magizoology]]. In his personal life, Scamander married [[Porpentina Scamander|Porpentina Goldstein]], and fathered at least one child. By the beginning of the [[1990s]], Scamander was retired and living in [[Dorset]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life and schooling===
 
===Early life and schooling===
[[File:NewtScamander2.jpg|thumb|200px|left|Scamander when he was a young man.]]
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[[File:NewtScamander2.jpg|thumb|203x203px|left|Scamander when he was a young man]]
Newton Scamander was born in [[1890s|1897]], and developed an interest in magical creatures at an early age as his [[Newton Scamander's mother|mother]] was a breeder of [[hippogriff]]s. As a seven year old, Scamander would regularly dismember [[Horklump]]s in his bedroom. From [[1900s|1908]] to [[1910s|1915]], he attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], where he was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff]].<ref name="pottermore" /> He most likely took [[Care of Magical Creatures]] as an elective in his third year.<ref name=FB />
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Newton Scamander was born in [[1897]], and developed an interest in magical creatures at an early age, as his [[Newton Scamander's mother|mother]] was a breeder of [[hippogriff|hippogriffs]]. As a seven year old, Scamander would regularly dismember [[Horklump]]s in his bedroom. Beginning in [[1908]], he attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], where he was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Hufflepuff]].<ref name="pottermore" /> He most likely took [[Care of Magical Creatures]] as an elective in his third year.<ref name=FB /> He was expelled for endangering a human life with a beast, though [[Albus Dumbledore]], his transfiguration teacher, argued strongly against it.<ref>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViuDsy7yb8M Second teaser trailer for ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'']</ref>
   
 
===Professional life===
 
===Professional life===
 
====Joining the Ministry of Magic====
 
====Joining the Ministry of Magic====
After graduating from Hogwarts, Scamander joined the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and worked for the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]]. He spent two years in the [[Office for House-Elf Relocation]] before transferring to the [[Beast Division]], where his extensive knowledge of magical creatures led to a rapid series of promotions.<ref name="FB" />
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{{Quote|...tedious to the extreme...|Newt Scamander on his years at the Office for House-Elf Relocation|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)}}
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After being expelled from Hogwarts, Scamander joined the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] and worked for the [[Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures]]. He spent two years in the [[Office for House-Elf Relocation]] before transferring to the [[Beast Division]], where his extensive knowledge of magical creatures led to a rapid series of promotions.<ref name="FB" />
   
 
====''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''====
 
====''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''====
[[File:Newt Scamander USA Card.jpg|right|200px|thumb|A younger Scamander, on one of his expeditions.]]
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{{Quote|I was then but a lowly Ministry of Magic employee and leapt at the chance both to augment my pitiful salary of two Sickles a week and to spend my holidays travelling the globe in search of new magical species.|Newt Scamander on Augustus Worme's offer for him to write ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)}}
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In [[1918]], [[Augustus Worme]] of [[Obscurus Books]] commissioned Scamander to write the first edition of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]].'' Scamander, earning only two [[Wizarding currency|Sickles]] a week working at the Ministry, jumped at the chance for extra money and the opportunity to spend his summers travelling the world.<ref name="FB" />
   
In [[1910s|1918]], [[Augustus Worme]] of [[Obscurus Books]] commissioned Scamander to write the first edition of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''. Scamander, earning only two [[Wizarding currency|Sickles]] a week working at the Ministry, jumped at the chance for extra money and the opportunity to spend his summers travelling the world. Scamander travelled to a hundred countries across five continents researching his book, observing many magical creatures. He learned about their abilities, gained their trust, and occasionally beat them with his travelling kettle if they got too dangerous. First published in [[1920s|1927]], ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' was a massive bestseller. It became an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and, by the mid-[[1990s]], was in its fifty-second edition.<ref name="FB" />
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Scamander travelled to a hundred countries across five continents researching his book, observing many magical creatures. He learned about their abilities, gained their trust, and occasionally beat them with his travelling kettle if they got too dangerous.<ref name="FB" />
   
====More work at the Ministry====
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[[File:Fantastic-beasts-03.jpg|thumb|235x235px|Newt meets his future wife, Porpentina Goldstein in New York, 1926<ref name="EWcover">[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/04/fantastic-beasts-and-where-find-them-ew-cover "This Week's Cover: Inside the magical world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"] at [http://www.ew.com/ Entertainment Weekly]</ref>]]
In [[1940s|1947]], Scamander was responsible for the inception of the [[Werewolf Register]], and, in [[1960s|1965]], created the [[Ban on Experimental Breeding]], which he considered his proudest moment. Scamander also worked extensively with the [[Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau]], which led him on expeditions all over the world, allowing him to collect information for new editions of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''.<ref name="FB" />
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Shortly after he completed his global excursion to document magical creatures and their natural habitats, in [[1926]], Scamander arrived in [[New York]] for what was supposed to be a brief stopover.<ref name="FBsynopsis">[http://www.hypable.com/fantastic-beasts-trailer-release-date/ "First 'Fantastic Beasts' trailer arriving December 15, first synopsis released!"] at [http://www.hypable.com/ Hypable]</ref> However, when a [[Muggle]] by the name of [[Jacob Kowalski]] accidentally opened [[Newton Scamander's suitcase|his magically-expanded suitcase]], containing several creatures inside, the episode turned into an incident of major proportions (since magical and non-magical relations in the United States were already frail due to the presence of a Muggle fanatical extremist group, the [[New Salem Philanthropic Society]]), requiring the intervention of the [[Magical Congress of the United States of America]].<ref name="FBsynopsis"/> Once in New York, Scamander met his future wife, [[Porpentina Scamander|Porpentina Goldstein]] as well as her sister, [[Queenie Goldstein|Queenie]].
   
====As Headmaster of Hogwarts====
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First published in [[1927]], ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' was a bestseller. It became an approved textbook at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and, by the mid-[[1990s]], was in its fifty-second edition.<ref name="FB" />
[[File:NewtScamander.png|left|150px|thumb|Scamander writes ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''.]]
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At some point in his life, Scamander was appointed as [[Headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], the school from which he studied.
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At some point, Scamander authored ''[[A Children's Anthology of Monsters]]'', for younger readers.<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' - ''A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films''</ref>
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====More work at the Ministry====
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In [[1947]], Scamander was responsible for the inception of the [[Werewolf Register]], and, in [[1960s|1965]], created the [[Ban on Experimental Breeding]], which he considered his proudest moment. Scamander also worked extensively with the [[Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau]], which led him on expeditions all over the world, allowing him to collect information for new editions of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them''.<ref name="FB" />
   
 
====Awards and Honours====
 
====Awards and Honours====
 
{{Quote|Regarded as the world authority on magical creatures, Newt Scamander is the author of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'', which has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts since its publication in 1927 and can be found in most wizarding households.|Scamander's Chocolate Frog Card.|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|Regarded as the world authority on magical creatures, Newt Scamander is the author of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'', which has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts since its publication in 1927 and can be found in most wizarding households.|Scamander's Chocolate Frog Card.|Pottermore}}
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In [[1979]], he was awarded the [[Order of Merlin]], Second Class, for services to [[Magizoology]]. He was also honoured with a [[Chocolate Frog Cards|Chocolate Frog Card]] named after him.
 
In [[1979]], he was awarded the [[Order of Merlin]], Second Class, for services to [[Magizoology]]. He was also honoured with a [[Chocolate Frog Cards|Chocolate Frog Card]] named after him.
   
 
===Private life===
 
===Private life===
Scamander married a woman named [[Porpentina Scamander|Porpentina]], and the union produced at least one child, who produced at least one grandson named [[Rolf Scamander|Rolf]].<ref name="JK web chat" />
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[[File:Newt Scamander USA Card.jpg|213x213px|thumb|left|Scamander studies a [[hippogriff]]]]
By the beginning of the [[1990s]], he was retired and living in [[Dorset]] with his wife and their three pet [[Kneazle]]s, [[Hoppy]], [[Milly]], and [[Mauler]],<ref name=FB /> but was known to study [[Fire Slug]]s in the Brazilian rainforest.<ref name=FW>''[[Chocolate Frog Cards|Famous Wizard Card]]''</ref> Following his grandson's marriage to [[Luna Lovegood]], Scamander became the great-grandfather of twin boys, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]].<ref name="Year">''[[J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life]]''</ref>
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Scamander married a woman named [[Porpentina Scamander|Porpentina]], and the union produced at least one son,<ref name="son"/> who produced at least one grandson named [[Rolf Scamander|Rolf]].<ref name="JK web chat" />
   
===Death and post-mortem===
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By the beginning of the [[1990s]], he was retired and living in [[Dorset]] with his wife and their three pet [[Kneazle|Kneazles]], [[Hoppy]], [[Milly]], and [[Mauler]],<ref name=FB /> but was known to study [[Fire Slug]]s in the Brazilian rainforest.<ref name=FW>''[[Chocolate Frog Cards|Famous Wizard Card]]''</ref> At some point during the [[1993-1994 school year]], he visited Hogwarts,<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref> possibly to discuss the printing of a version of ''Fantastic Beasts'' for [[Muggle]] audiences.<ref name="FB" /> Following his grandson's marriage to [[Luna Lovegood]], Scamander became the great-grandfather of twin boys, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]].<ref name="Year">''[[J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life]]''</ref>
[[File:Scamander.jpg|thumb|right|180px|Newton Scamander]]
 
Professor Scamander passed away in the early [[1990s]] (sometime between [[31 July]], [[1991]] and [[18 December]], [[1992]]).<ref name="interviews"/> Following his death, his portrait was hung alongside those of other former Heads of the school in the [[Headmaster's office|Head's office]].<ref name="CoS DVD" />
 
 
In the winter of [[1993]], Scamander's name appeared on the [[Marauder's Map]],<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' - Chapter 16</ref> possibly indicating that he lingered at Hogwarts as a [[ghost]] after his [[death]].<ref>Despite Sirius Black and Remus Lupin indicating in the third film that the Map does not show not living beings, it actually does show not-living beings like Poltergeists, [http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=67 according to the books.]</ref>
 
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Scamander was a dedicated individual who tirelessly researched new information for his book ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'',<ref name="FB" /> even when he was supposedly retired.<ref name="FW" /> Considered an authority in the field of Magizoology, his works were respected throughout the wizarding community.<ref name="FB" />
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Scamander was a dedicated individual who tirelessly researched new information for his book ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'',<ref name="FB" /> even when he was supposedly retired.<ref name="FW" /> Considered an authority in the field of Magizoology, his works were respected throughout the wizarding community.<ref name="FB" /> Newton was described as eccentric and felt more comfortable around creatures than he did around humans.<ref>http://www.ew.com/gallery/fantastic-beasts-characters/2368718_eddie-redmayne-newt-scamander</ref>
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==Magical abilities and skills==
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[[File:Newton Scamander.jpg|thumb|right|225px|A portrait of Newt Scamander in old age.]]
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*'''[[Care of Magical Creatures]]''': Newt was interested in Magizoology from a young age and throughout the years, he gained knowledge of a wide variety of creatures from all over the world. He was awarded a famous Wizard Card and an Order of Merlin for services to Magizoology.
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*'''[[Potions]]''': In his books, he wrote down hints how parts of magical creatures could be used in potions. It's unknown if this knowledge was theoretical or if he could brew some of the potions himself.
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*'''[[History of Magic]]''': Newt also had knowledge of magical History, especially Magizoology. A whole chapter in his book was devoted to the definitions of beasts, beings and spirits and how the definitions were developed in past centuries.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Scamander's full name is drawn from a variety of sources; Newton refers to the [[Wikipedia:Newt|newt]] creature, which in turn is used as Scamander's nickname, the surname is possibly also taken from the known English mathematician [[Wikipedia:Isaac Newton|Isaac Newton]]; [[Wikipedia:Artemis|Artemis]] is the name of the Greek goddess of the hunt; [[Wikipedia:Fido|Fido]] is a common dog name, from the Latin for faithful; and Scamander sounds like "[[Wikipedia:Salamander|salamander]]". His nickname "Newt" is a small, brightly coloured salamander.
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Scamander's full name is drawn from a variety of sources; Newton refers to the [[Wikipedia:Newt|newt]] creature, which in turn is used as Scamander's nickname, the surname is possibly also taken from the known English mathematician [[Wikipedia:Isaac Newton|Isaac Newton]]; [[Artemis]] is the name of the Greek goddess of the hunt; [[Wikipedia:Fido|Fido]] is a common dog name, from the Latin for faithful; and Scamander sounds like "[[Wikipedia:Salamander|salamander]]". His nickname "Newt" is a small, brightly coloured salamander.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
[[File:Newt Map.jpg|thumb|left|Newt Scamanders's name, as depicted on the Marauder's Map]]
 
[[File:Newt Map.jpg|thumb|left|Newt Scamanders's name, as depicted on the Marauder's Map]]
*Newton Scamander was first referenced in the first novel of the Harry Potter series, ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''.
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*Newt will be portrayed by [[Eddie Redmayne]] in the ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' film trilogy.
*In [[2000s|2001]], [[J. K. Rowling]] published a [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|real]] version of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' for [[Wikipedia:Comic Relief|Comic Relief]], a UK based charity event. The book was written from an in-universe perspective, and Scamander was credited as the "author" of the work.
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*In the [[Harry Potter (film series)|''Harry Potter'' films]], a [[Portraits|portrait]] of Scamander is present in the [[Headmaster's office]], thus implying that he was a past [[Headmaster]] of Hogwarts and that he was dead by [[1992]], as the portrait first appears in ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|Chamber of Secrets]]''. However, the ''Pottermore'' Timeline of the Wizarding World (see it [[:File:Timeline of the Wizarding World.png|here]]) establishes that Scamander was still alive by [[2015]], thus making this [[Canon|non-canon]].
*In [[1993]], Newton Scamander's name appeared on the [[Marauder's Map]] possibily indicating that he lingered at Hogwarts as a [[ghost]] after his [[death]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref>
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*Interestingly, the portrait of Newt Scamander mentioned above bears the monogram of [[Wikipedia:Albrecht Dürer|Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)]]. Dürer's dates to not match those of Scamander the slightest.
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*In [[2001]], [[J. K. Rowling]] published a [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|real]] version of ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' for [[Wikipedia:Comic Relief|Comic Relief]], a UK based charity event. The book was written from an in-universe perspective, and Scamander was credited as the "author" of the work. He is also slated to appear as the star character in a series of films based on this work, beginning with one [[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)|named after it directly]].
 
*Newt was the first known Hufflepuff introduced in the series, although this information was not revealed until ''[[Pottermore]]''.
 
*Newt was the first known Hufflepuff introduced in the series, although this information was not revealed until ''[[Pottermore]]''.
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*When ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' was originally translated into German, Newt's name was translated as "Lurch" Scamander. Lurch is a German word for amphibians, a family of animals the newt is also part of. When ''Fantastic Beasts'' was translated, his original first name was untranslated instead and Lurch was one of his middle names. This makes his full name in the German version "Newton Artemis Fido Lurch Scamander".
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**Similarly, in the French version of the Harry Potter books, he is named "Norbert Dragonneau" (Dragonneau meaning baby dragon), a possible foreshadowing to [[Norberta]]. In the translation of ''Fantastic Beasts'', however, it is said that this is actually a pen name, and the book uses his original name the rest of the time. Even though it's a pen name, the name "Monsieur Dragonneau" is also used in the French trailer for the first film in the ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' trilogy.
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*The "about the author" section of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'' claims that Newt graduated from Hogwarts. It is possible that Newt lied, not wanting to tell all his readers about his expulsion. It is also possible that he may have been readmitted, and allowed to graduate at a later date.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'' {{Portrait}}
 
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
 
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"I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle."
—Newton Scamander[src]

Newton Artemis Fido "Newt" Scamander, O.M. (Second Class), (b. 1897) was a famed Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Scamander developed an interest in magical creatures early in life, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. After attending and being expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic, spending two years in the Office for House-Elf Relocation before joining the Beast Division. In 1918, he was commissioned by Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books to write Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The book became a best seller, making Scamander a respected expert in the field of Magizoology. In his personal life, Scamander married Porpentina Goldstein, and fathered at least one child. By the beginning of the 1990s, Scamander was retired and living in Dorset.

BiographyEdit

Early life and schoolingEdit

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Scamander when he was a young man

Newton Scamander was born in 1897, and developed an interest in magical creatures at an early age, as his mother was a breeder of hippogriffs. As a seven year old, Scamander would regularly dismember Horklumps in his bedroom. Beginning in 1908, he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff.[7] He most likely took Care of Magical Creatures as an elective in his third year.[1] He was expelled for endangering a human life with a beast, though Albus Dumbledore, his transfiguration teacher, argued strongly against it.[8]

Professional lifeEdit

Joining the Ministry of MagicEdit

"...tedious to the extreme..."
—Newt Scamander on his years at the Office for House-Elf Relocation[src]

After being expelled from Hogwarts, Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic and worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. He spent two years in the Office for House-Elf Relocation before transferring to the Beast Division, where his extensive knowledge of magical creatures led to a rapid series of promotions.[1]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemEdit

"I was then but a lowly Ministry of Magic employee and leapt at the chance both to augment my pitiful salary of two Sickles a week and to spend my holidays travelling the globe in search of new magical species."
—Newt Scamander on Augustus Worme's offer for him to write Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]

In 1918, Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books commissioned Scamander to write the first edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Scamander, earning only two Sickles a week working at the Ministry, jumped at the chance for extra money and the opportunity to spend his summers travelling the world.[1]

Scamander travelled to a hundred countries across five continents researching his book, observing many magical creatures. He learned about their abilities, gained their trust, and occasionally beat them with his travelling kettle if they got too dangerous.[1]

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Newt meets his future wife, Porpentina Goldstein in New York, 1926[9]

Shortly after he completed his global excursion to document magical creatures and their natural habitats, in 1926, Scamander arrived in New York for what was supposed to be a brief stopover.[10] However, when a Muggle by the name of Jacob Kowalski accidentally opened his magically-expanded suitcase, containing several creatures inside, the episode turned into an incident of major proportions (since magical and non-magical relations in the United States were already frail due to the presence of a Muggle fanatical extremist group, the New Salem Philanthropic Society), requiring the intervention of the Magical Congress of the United States of America.[10] Once in New York, Scamander met his future wife, Porpentina Goldstein as well as her sister, Queenie.

First published in 1927, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a bestseller. It became an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and, by the mid-1990s, was in its fifty-second edition.[1]

At some point, Scamander authored A Children's Anthology of Monsters, for younger readers.[11]

More work at the MinistryEdit

In 1947, Scamander was responsible for the inception of the Werewolf Register, and, in 1965, created the Ban on Experimental Breeding, which he considered his proudest moment. Scamander also worked extensively with the Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau, which led him on expeditions all over the world, allowing him to collect information for new editions of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[1]

Awards and HonoursEdit

"Regarded as the world authority on magical creatures, Newt Scamander is the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts since its publication in 1927 and can be found in most wizarding households."
—Scamander's Chocolate Frog Card.[src]

In 1979, he was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, for services to Magizoology. He was also honoured with a Chocolate Frog Card named after him.

Private lifeEdit

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Scamander studies a hippogriff

Scamander married a woman named Porpentina, and the union produced at least one son,[4] who produced at least one grandson named Rolf.[5]

By the beginning of the 1990s, he was retired and living in Dorset with his wife and their three pet Kneazles, Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler,[1] but was known to study Fire Slugs in the Brazilian rainforest.[3] At some point during the 1993-1994 school year, he visited Hogwarts,[12] possibly to discuss the printing of a version of Fantastic Beasts for Muggle audiences.[1] Following his grandson's marriage to Luna Lovegood, Scamander became the great-grandfather of twin boys, Lorcan and Lysander Scamander.[13]

Personality and traitsEdit

Scamander was a dedicated individual who tirelessly researched new information for his book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,[1] even when he was supposedly retired.[3] Considered an authority in the field of Magizoology, his works were respected throughout the wizarding community.[1] Newton was described as eccentric and felt more comfortable around creatures than he did around humans.[14]

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

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A portrait of Newt Scamander in old age.

  • Care of Magical Creatures: Newt was interested in Magizoology from a young age and throughout the years, he gained knowledge of a wide variety of creatures from all over the world. He was awarded a famous Wizard Card and an Order of Merlin for services to Magizoology.
  • Potions: In his books, he wrote down hints how parts of magical creatures could be used in potions. It's unknown if this knowledge was theoretical or if he could brew some of the potions himself.
  • History of Magic: Newt also had knowledge of magical History, especially Magizoology. A whole chapter in his book was devoted to the definitions of beasts, beings and spirits and how the definitions were developed in past centuries.

EtymologyEdit

Scamander's full name is drawn from a variety of sources; Newton refers to the newt creature, which in turn is used as Scamander's nickname, the surname is possibly also taken from the known English mathematician Isaac Newton; Artemis is the name of the Greek goddess of the hunt; Fido is a common dog name, from the Latin for faithful; and Scamander sounds like "salamander". His nickname "Newt" is a small, brightly coloured salamander.

Behind the scenesEdit

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Newt Scamanders's name, as depicted on the Marauder's Map

  • Newt will be portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film trilogy.
  • In the Harry Potter films, a portrait of Scamander is present in the Headmaster's office, thus implying that he was a past Headmaster of Hogwarts and that he was dead by 1992, as the portrait first appears in Chamber of Secrets. However, the Pottermore Timeline of the Wizarding World (see it here) establishes that Scamander was still alive by 2015, thus making this non-canon.
  • Interestingly, the portrait of Newt Scamander mentioned above bears the monogram of Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). Dürer's dates to not match those of Scamander the slightest.
  • In 2001, J. K. Rowling published a real version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Comic Relief, a UK based charity event. The book was written from an in-universe perspective, and Scamander was credited as the "author" of the work. He is also slated to appear as the star character in a series of films based on this work, beginning with one named after it directly.
  • Newt was the first known Hufflepuff introduced in the series, although this information was not revealed until Pottermore.
  • When Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was originally translated into German, Newt's name was translated as "Lurch" Scamander. Lurch is a German word for amphibians, a family of animals the newt is also part of. When Fantastic Beasts was translated, his original first name was untranslated instead and Lurch was one of his middle names. This makes his full name in the German version "Newton Artemis Fido Lurch Scamander".
    • Similarly, in the French version of the Harry Potter books, he is named "Norbert Dragonneau" (Dragonneau meaning baby dragon), a possible foreshadowing to Norberta. In the translation of Fantastic Beasts, however, it is said that this is actually a pen name, and the book uses his original name the rest of the time. Even though it's a pen name, the name "Monsieur Dragonneau" is also used in the French trailer for the first film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy.
  • The "about the author" section of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them claims that Newt graduated from Hogwarts. It is possible that Newt lied, not wanting to tell all his readers about his expulsion. It is also possible that he may have been readmitted, and allowed to graduate at a later date.

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