c. 18th century
Elm, 18" dragon heartstring (presumably)
Septimus Malfoy was a pure-blood wizard who lived during the late 18th century. He was influential in the Ministry of Magic, and many claimed that the Minister for Magic Unctuous Osbert was little more than his puppet. He was in a position as Osbert's advisor.
Behind the scenes
- In 1992, Harry Potter, speaking about Draco Malfoy, said, "Look at his family... The whole lot of them have been in Slytherin, he's always boasting about it". This indicates that Septimus was most likely a Slytherin when he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, though it cannot be confirmed.
- In 1997 a portrait was hung in Malfoy Manor showing a wizard; Septimus may be that wizard.
- Oddly, Septimus is a name that also appears on the Weasley family tree, an almost rival family of the Malfoys in later years.
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)