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==Wizarding community==
 
==Wizarding community==
The [[Arithmancy|Arithmancer]] [[Bridget Wenlock]] ([[1200s|1202]]–[[1280s|1285]]) was the first witch to establish the magical properties of the number seven.<ref>''[[Wizard of the Month]]''</ref>
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The [[Arithmancy|Arithmancer]] [[Bridget Wenlock]] ([[1200s|1202]]–[[1280s|1285]]) was the first [[Wizardkind|witch]] to establish the magical properties of the number seven.<ref>''[[Wizard of the Month]]''</ref>
   
Seven is the age by which most experts believe that [[magic]] will reveal itself in a [[Wizards|wizard or witch]].<ref>{{DH}}, Ch. 11</ref> In the life of the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] community, it is the number of years students must attend Hogwarts before graduating. There were seven chambers protecting the Philosopher&apos;s Stone. [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] was such a believer in the magical properties of the number seven that he intended to split his soul into seven portions by creating six [[Horcrux]]es. Ironically, he instead succeeded in creating seven Horcruxes, thus splitting his soul eight ways - however, by pure chance, only six of his Horcruxes ever existed at one time (as the Diary was destroyed before Nagini became a Horcrux). [[Harry Potter]] and [[Neville Longbottom]] were born in July, the seventh month of the year; this made them both potential subjects of a [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]]. [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] had seven children; [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] is the seventh of them, and the only daughter. Also Ginny Weasley is the first girl to be born to the name Weasley in seven generations. There are also seven players on a standard [[Quidditch]] team, with seven also being the number on Harry Potter&apos;s Quidditch uniform. During the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], six others took [[Polyjuice Potion]] in order to take on Harry&apos;s appearance as a diversion, thus there were seven Potters.
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Seven is the age by which most experts believe that [[magic]] will reveal itself in a wizard or witch.<ref>{{DH}}, Ch. 11</ref> In the life of the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] community, it is the number of years students must attend Hogwarts before graduating. There were seven chambers protecting the Philosopher's Stone. [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] was such a believer in the magical properties of the number seven that he intended to split his soul into seven portions by creating six [[Horcrux]]es. Ironically, he instead succeeded in creating seven Horcruxes, thus splitting his soul eight ways - however, by pure chance, only six of his Horcruxes ever existed at one time (as the Diary was destroyed before Nagini became a Horcrux); regardless, this did not provide him with any significant magical protection as he believed the number would. [[Harry Potter]] and [[Neville Longbottom]] were born in July, the seventh month of the year; this made them both potential subjects of a [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]]. [[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] and [[Molly Weasley]] had seven children; [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] is the seventh of them, and the only daughter. Also Ginny Weasley is the first girl to be born to the name Weasley in seven generations. There are also seven players on a standard [[Quidditch]] team, with seven also being the number on Harry Potter&apos;s Quidditch uniform. During the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], six others took [[Polyjuice Potion]] in order to take on Harry's appearance as a diversion, thus there were seven Potters.
   
 
===Seven seen in the wizarding world===
 
===Seven seen in the wizarding world===
*H. Potter ([[Harry Potter]]) has seven letters.
 
 
*'''''S.P.T to A.P.W.B.D: '''"The [[Harry Potter|one]] with the power to vanquish [[Tom Riddle|the Dark Lord]] approaches ... born to [[James and Lily Potter|those who have thrice defied]] him, born as the '''<u>seventh</u>''' month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal......"''
 
*'''''S.P.T to A.P.W.B.D: '''"The [[Harry Potter|one]] with the power to vanquish [[Tom Riddle|the Dark Lord]] approaches ... born to [[James and Lily Potter|those who have thrice defied]] him, born as the '''<u>seventh</u>''' month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal......"''
 
*[[Molly Weasley|Molly]] and [[Arthur Weasley]] had seven children.
 
*[[Molly Weasley|Molly]] and [[Arthur Weasley]] had seven children.
 
*When Dumbledore first goes to Privet Drive, he puts out seven lights with his deluminator.
 
*When Dumbledore first goes to Privet Drive, he puts out seven lights with his deluminator.
*Weasley contains seven letters.
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*"Weasley" contains seven letters.
*Ron&apos;s full name has seven syllables.
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*"Granger" contains seven letters.
*''"Dragon liver, <u>seven</u>teen Sickles an ounce, they&apos;re mad..."'' - Diagon Alley witch
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*Ron's full name has seven syllables (Ronald Bilius Weasley).
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*There are seven syllables in "Regulus Arcturus Black" and "Albus Severus Potter."
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*[[Minerva McGonagall]] (whose name has seven syllables) was said to be 70 years old in 1995.
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*The names [[Lily Evans]] and [[James Potter I|James Potter]] have seven syllables altogether.
 
*Ginny Weasley is the first girl born to the Weasleys in seven generations and likewise she is the seventh child of a seventh daughter. Both of these are known to have contributed to her exceptional magical talent.<ref>http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm</ref>
 
*Ginny Weasley is the first girl born to the Weasleys in seven generations and likewise she is the seventh child of a seventh daughter. Both of these are known to have contributed to her exceptional magical talent.<ref>http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm</ref>
 
*[[Thaddeus Thurkell]] had seven children, all [[Squib]]s.
 
*[[Thaddeus Thurkell]] had seven children, all [[Squib]]s.
 
*[[Walter Parkin]] has seven [[Walter Parkin's children|children]].
 
*[[Walter Parkin]] has seven [[Walter Parkin's children|children]].
*Before Harry Potter and [[Ronald Weasley]] came of age, seven people owned the [[pocket watch]].
 
 
*Children go to school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] for seven years.
 
*Children go to school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] for seven years.
 
*There are seven floors at Hogwarts.
 
*There are seven floors at Hogwarts.
*The Arithmancy professor, of Hogwarts, is named Septima Vector. Additionally, there was a [[Malfoy family|Malfoy]] in the [[18th century]] named [[Septimus Malfoy|Septimus]]. In Latin, ''septimus'' means "seven."
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*The Arithmancy professor, of Hogwarts, is named Septima Vector. Additionally, there was a [[Malfoy family|Malfoy]] in the [[18th century]] named [[Septimus Malfoy|Septimus]]; and [[Arthur Weasley]]'s father, [[Septimus Weasley]]. In Latin, ''septimus'' means "seventh."
*The [[Gryffindor Tower|Gryffindor common room]] (probably), the [[Headmaster's office|Headmaster&apos;s office]] and the [[Room of Requirement]] are all located in the [[Seventh Floor Corridor]].
 
 
*In the [[wizarding world]], [[Wizards|wizards and witches]] come of age at the age of ''seven''teen, instead of eighteen.
 
*In the [[wizarding world]], [[Wizards|wizards and witches]] come of age at the age of ''seven''teen, instead of eighteen.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] paid seven [[Galleon]]s for his [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]].
 
*[[Harry Potter]] paid seven [[Galleon]]s for his [[Harry Potter's wand|wand]].
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*There are seven players on a [[Quidditch]] team
 
*There are seven players on a [[Quidditch]] team
 
*The [[wolfsbane potion]] must be drunk every seven days before full moon.
 
*The [[wolfsbane potion]] must be drunk every seven days before full moon.
*The found index finger of [[Peter Pettigrew]] is the seventh finger if you count from one to 10.
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*Seven people come out of the [[Shrieking Shack]] in 1994 after Peter Pettigrew's crimes are uncovered:
*Seven people come out of the [[Shrieking Shack]] in 1994 after Peter Pettigrew&apos;s crimes are uncovered:
 
 
:#[[Harry Potter]]
 
:#[[Harry Potter]]
 
:#[[Ronald Weasley]]
 
:#[[Ronald Weasley]]
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:#[[Severus Snape]]
 
:#[[Severus Snape]]
 
:#[[Peter Pettigrew]]
 
:#[[Peter Pettigrew]]
*There are seven obstacles leading up to the [[Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher&apos;s Stone]]:
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*There are seven obstacles leading up to the [[Philosopher's Stone]]:
:#[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]&apos;s pet, [[Fluffy]]
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:#[[Rubeus Hagrid|Hagrid]]'s pet, [[Fluffy]]
:#[[Pomona Sprout|Sprout]]&apos;s [[Devil's Snare|Devil&apos;s Snare]]
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:#[[Pomona Sprout|Sprout]]'s [[Devil's Snare]]
:#[[Filius Flitwick|Flitwick]]&apos;s [[flying keys]]
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:#[[Filius Flitwick|Flitwick]]'s [[flying keys]]
:#[[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]]&apos;s [[Wizard's Chess|giant chess set]]
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:#[[Minerva McGonagall|McGonagall]]'s [[Wizard's Chess|giant chess set]]
:#[[Quirinus Quirrell|Quirrell]]&apos;s [[Quirinus Quirrell's second mountain troll|troll]]
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:#[[Quirinus Quirrell|Quirrell]]'s [[Quirinus Quirrell's second mountain troll|troll]]
:#[[Severus Snape|Snape&apos;s]] [[Potion]]s
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:#[[Severus Snape|Snape's]] [[Potion]]s
 
:#The [[Mirror of Erised]]
 
:#The [[Mirror of Erised]]
 
*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] assigned seven books for his students:
 
*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] assigned seven books for his students:
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#[[Wanderings with Werewolves]]
 
#[[Wanderings with Werewolves]]
 
#[[Year with the Yeti]]
 
#[[Year with the Yeti]]
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*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher's Stone]]'', Hermione says that the spell '[[Alohomora]] ' was in chapter 7 of ''The Standard Book of Spells''.
*Seven [[Ghost]]s of Hogwarts are mentioned more than once:
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*The [[Philosopher's Stone]] was kept in [[Vault 713]] in [[Gringotts Bank]].
:#[[Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington|Nearly Headless Nick]]
 
:#The [[Helena Ravenclaw|Grey Lady]]
 
:#The [[Fat Friar]]
 
:#The [[Bloody Baron]]
 
:#[[Peeves]] the [[Poltergeist]]
 
:#[[Cuthbert Binns|Professor Binns]]
 
:#[[Myrtle|Moaning Myrtle]]
 
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher&apos;s Stone]]'', Hermione says that the spell &apos;[[Alohomora]] &apos; was in chapter 7 of ''The Standard Book of Spells''.
 
*The [[Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher&apos;s Stone]] was kept in [[Vault 713]] in [[Gringotts Bank]].
 
 
*Seven entities were attacked by the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] during the [[1992–1993 school year]]:
 
*Seven entities were attacked by the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]] during the [[1992–1993 school year]]:
 
:#[[Mrs. Norris]]
 
:#[[Mrs. Norris]]
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:#[[Harry Potter]]
 
:#[[Harry Potter]]
 
*There are seven snakes on the door of the Chamber of Secrets.
 
*There are seven snakes on the door of the Chamber of Secrets.
*There are seven locks on [[Alastor Moody|Professor Moody]]&apos;s [[Alastor Moody's trunk|trunk]]
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*There are seven locks on [[Alastor Moody|Professor Moody]]'s [[Alastor Moody's trunk|trunk]]
 
*[[Broomstick]] named [[Cleansweep Seven]]
 
*[[Broomstick]] named [[Cleansweep Seven]]
*Seven bottles in the last task in the [[Philosopher's Stone chambers|Philosopher&apos;s Stone chambers]]
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*Seven bottles in the last task in the [[Philosopher's Stone chambers]]
 
*Seven [[Muggle]]s saw Ron and Harry in the [[Flying Ford Anglia]]
 
*Seven [[Muggle]]s saw Ron and Harry in the [[Flying Ford Anglia]]
 
*Seven [[keeper]]s for every [[dragon]] for the first task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]
 
*Seven [[keeper]]s for every [[dragon]] for the first task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]]
 
*Mr. Weasley won seven hundred Galleons in the [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw|''Daily Prophet'' drawing]]
 
*Mr. Weasley won seven hundred Galleons in the [[Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw|''Daily Prophet'' drawing]]
 
*Harry helped [[Gryffindor]] beat [[Slytherin]] for the [[House Cup]] for the first time in seven years
 
*Harry helped [[Gryffindor]] beat [[Slytherin]] for the [[House Cup]] for the first time in seven years
*Only seven people knew where the entrance to the [[Chamber of Secrets]] was before the [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|basilisk]] within was killed.
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*The [[Marauder's Map]] shows seven secret passages out of the school (the map does not show the Room of Requirement).
:#[[Salazar Slytherin]]
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*From the [[Great Hall]], Harry, Ron, and Hermione climb seven staircases to reach the tower that houses [[Professor Trelawney]]'s classroom at the top.
:#[[Tom Riddle]]
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*Out of the nine members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] in the [[Advance Guard]] Harry hadn't already been acquainted with seven of them beforehand.
:#[[Myrtle]]
 
:#[[Harry Potter]]
 
:#[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
 
:#[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]
 
:#[[Gilderoy Lockhart]]
 
*There are seven registered [[Animagus|Animagi]] of the [[20th century]]:
 
:*[[Minerva McGonagall]] — Tabby cat
 
:*[[Unidentified registered Animagus|Unidentified witch]] — Cat
 
:*Five unknown animagi — Forms unknown
 
*The [[Marauder's Map|Marauder&apos;s Map]] shows seven secret passages out of the school (the map does not show the Room of Requirement, and therefore nor its passage to Hogsmeade).
 
*From the [[Great Hall]], Harry, Ron, and Hermione climb seven staircases to reach the tower that houses [[Professor Trelawney]]&apos;s classroom at the top.
 
*Out of the nine members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] in the [[Advance Guard]] Harry hadn&apos;t already been acquainted with seven of them beforehand.
 
 
*The [[Blaise Zabini's mother|mother]] of [[Blaise Zabini]] had been married seven times as of [[1996]].
 
*The [[Blaise Zabini's mother|mother]] of [[Blaise Zabini]] had been married seven times as of [[1996]].
*Snape removes ''seven''ty points from Gryffindor when Harry shows up at Hogwarts late (fifty for lateness and twenty for Harry&apos;s Muggle attire).
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*Snape removes ''seven''ty points from Gryffindor when Harry shows up at Hogwarts late (fifty for lateness and twenty for Harry's Muggle attire).
*In [[1996]], while brewing the [[Draught of Living Death]] in a [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class, Harry followed the alternate instructions in the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince&apos;s copy]] of ''[[Advanced Potion-Making]]'', by stirring his potion once clockwise after every seventh stir counter-clockwise. This helped him achieve much better results than the standard instructions, and earn Slughorn&apos;s praise.
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*In [[1996]], while brewing the [[Draught of Living Death]] in a [[Potions (class)|Potions]] class, Harry followed the alternate instructions in the [[Severus Snape's copy of Advanced Potion-Making|Half-Blood Prince's copy]] of ''[[Advanced Potion-Making]]'', by stirring his potion once clockwise after every seventh stir anti-clockwise. This helped him achieve much better results than the standard instructions, and earn Slughorn's praise.
 
*Harry caught seven Golden Snitches during his time as Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch team:
 
*Harry caught seven Golden Snitches during his time as Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch team:
 
#[[First year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. [[Slytherin]]
 
#[[First year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. [[Slytherin]]
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#[[Fifth year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. Slytherin
 
#[[Fifth year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. Slytherin
 
#[[Sixth year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. Slytherin
 
#[[Sixth year]] : [[Gryffindor]] vs. Slytherin
(Note that Harry was in the hospital wing for the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw match in his first year. Quidditch was cancelled before Gryffindor could play Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw due to the basilisk attacks in Harry&apos;s second year. Harry fell off his broom due to because of dementors and Cedric Diggory got the Snitch in Harry&apos;s third year match of Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff. There were no Hogwarts Quidditch matches in Harry&apos;s fourth year because Hogwarts was hosting the Triwizard Tournament. Harry earned a "lifelong" ban from Quidditch after beating up Draco Malfoy, and therefore, Ginny Weasley played Seeker in the Gryffindor matches against Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. During Gryffindor&apos;s match against Hufflepuff in Harry&apos;s sixth year, the reserve Keeper, Cormac McLaggen, knocked Harry unconscious with a misaimed Bludger before Harry could get the Snitch, and Harry was put in detention by Professor Snape during the final match against Ravenclaw. Harry did not return to Hogwarts for his seventh year, and therefore could not play Seeker.)
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(Note that Harry was in the hospital wing for the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw match in his first year. Quidditch was cancelled before Gryffindor could play Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw due to the basilisk attacks in Harry's second year. Harry fell off his broom due to because of dementors and Cedric Diggory got the Snitch in Harry's third year match of Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff. There were no Hogwarts Quidditch matches in Harry's fourth year because Hogwarts was hosting the Triwizard Tournament. Harry earned a "lifelong" ban from Quidditch after beating up Draco Malfoy, and therefore, Ginny Weasley played Seeker in the Gryffindor matches against Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. During Gryffindor's match against Hufflepuff in Harry's sixth year, the reserve Keeper, Cormac McLaggen, knocked Harry unconscious with a misaimed Bludger before Harry could get the Snitch, and Harry was put in detention by Professor Snape during the final match against Ravenclaw. Harry did not return to Hogwarts for his seventh year, and therefore could not play Seeker.)
*[[Dumbledore]] shows [[Harry]] seven memories about [[Voldemort]] &apos;s past (including both the fake and real [[Horcrux]] memory).
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*[[Dumbledore]] shows [[Harry]] seven memories about [[Voldemort]] 's past (including both the fake and real [[Horcrux]] memory).
*[[Marvolo Gaunt|Marvolo]], [[Tom Riddle]] &apos;s middle name, has seven letters in it.
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*[[Marvolo Gaunt|Marvolo]], [[Tom Riddle]] 's middle name, has seven letters in it.
 
*There are (possibly) seven Standard Book of Spells.
 
*There are (possibly) seven Standard Book of Spells.
 
*[[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] made seven [[Horcrux]]es, even though he believed that six Horcruxes would create a seven-fragment soul (including the piece of soul in his body).
 
*[[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] made seven [[Horcrux]]es, even though he believed that six Horcruxes would create a seven-fragment soul (including the piece of soul in his body).
:#[[Tom Riddle's Diary|Tom Riddle&apos;s Diary]]
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:#[[Tom Riddle's Diary]]
:#[[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring|Marvolo Gaunt&apos;s Ring]]
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:#[[Marvolo Gaunt's Ring]]
:#[[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem|Rowena Ravenclaw&apos;s Diadem]]
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:#[[Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem]]
:#[[Salazar Slytherin's Locket|Salazar Slytherin&apos;s Locket]]
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:#[[Salazar Slytherin's Locket]]
:#[[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup|Helga Hufflepuff&apos;s Cup]]
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:#[[Helga Hufflepuff's Cup]]
 
:#[[Harry Potter]] (unintentionally and unknown to [[Voldemort]] )
 
:#[[Harry Potter]] (unintentionally and unknown to [[Voldemort]] )
 
:#[[Nagini]]
 
:#[[Nagini]]
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:#The [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]
 
:#The [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]
 
:#[[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic]]
 
:#[[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic]]
:#The [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)|Attack at Godric&apos;s Hollow (1997)]]
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:#The [[Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)]]
 
:#[[Ambush at the Lovegood House]]
 
:#[[Ambush at the Lovegood House]]
 
:#The [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]]
 
:#The [[Battle of Malfoy Manor]]
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:#[[Ronald Weasley]]
 
:#[[Ronald Weasley]]
 
*[[Harry Potter]] escaped death at the hands of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] seven times before finishing him off:
 
*[[Harry Potter]] escaped death at the hands of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] seven times before finishing him off:
:#In [[Godric's Hollow|Godric&apos;s Hollow]] in [[1981]]
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:#In [[Godric's Hollow]] in [[1981]]
:#Over the [[Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher&apos;s Stone]] while [[Voldemort]] was in control of [[Quirinus Quirrell]]
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:#Over the [[Philosopher's Stone]] while [[Voldemort]] was in control of [[Quirinus Quirrell]]
 
:#In the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in [[1993]]
 
:#In the [[Chamber of Secrets]] in [[1993]]
 
:#In [[Little Hangleton]] in [[1995]]
 
:#In [[Little Hangleton]] in [[1995]]
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* The [[Unforgivable Curses]] were first classified as Unforgivable in 1717.
 
* The [[Unforgivable Curses]] were first classified as Unforgivable in 1717.
 
* Many spells such as [[Protego]], [[Reducto]], [[Imperio]], [[Expulso]], [[Depulso]], [[Anapneo]], and [[Stupefy]] have seven letters.
 
* Many spells such as [[Protego]], [[Reducto]], [[Imperio]], [[Expulso]], [[Depulso]], [[Anapneo]], and [[Stupefy]] have seven letters.
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* There are seven ingriedients of [[Polyjuice potion]].
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# [[Lacewing flies]]
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# [[Knotgrass]]
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# [[Fluxweed]]
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# [[Leech]]es
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# [[Bicorn horn|Powdered Horn of a Bicorn]]
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# [[Boomslang Skin|Shredded Skin of a Boomslang]]
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# A piece of the person you want to turn into.
 
* There are seven known spell types:
 
* There are seven known spell types:
 
# [[Transfiguration]]
 
# [[Transfiguration]]
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* The [[Triwizard Tournament]] in 1994 took place 7 centuries after the first one.
 
* The [[Triwizard Tournament]] in 1994 took place 7 centuries after the first one.
 
* On Christmas Day of 1994, after receiving socks as a present from Harry, [[Dobby]] told him that he now had seven pairs of socks.
 
* On Christmas Day of 1994, after receiving socks as a present from Harry, [[Dobby]] told him that he now had seven pairs of socks.
* Seven letters in both &apos;Sickles&apos; and &apos;Galleon&apos;
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* Seven letters in both 'Sickles' and 'Galleon'
* "Tom Riddle" and "Lord Voldemort" have 7 syllables altogether
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* "Tom Riddle" and "Lord Voldemort" have 7 syllables altogether.
* There were 7 true Death Eaters present when Albus Dumbledore was murdered by Severus Snape
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* "Lily Evans" and "Severus Snape" have 7 syllables altogether.
# Alecto Carrow
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* In [[1992]], [[Minerva McGonagall]] taught second years ''[[Vera Verto]]'' in her seventh lesson. This was the only [[Transfiguration (class)|Transfiguration]] class in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''.
# Amycus Carrow
 
# Yaxley
 
# Thorfinn Rowle
 
# Gibbon
 
# Fenrir Greyback
 
# Bellatrix Lestrange
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*The epilogue itself is set in 2017.
 
*The epilogue itself is set in 2017.
 
*The [[first year]]s enter the [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]] in the seventh chapter of the first book.
 
*The [[first year]]s enter the [[Hogwarts Castle|castle]] in the seventh chapter of the first book.
*Many fans expected ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' (the seventh book) to be released on 07/07/2007, which also happened to be a Saturday, the day upon which Harry Potter books had previously been released. However, it was released on July 21<sup>st</sup> of that year instead, two weeks later. It is thought that the more &apos;magical&apos; date was rejected due to it also being the second anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings in 2005. (21 is still a multiple of 7 though.)
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*Many fans expected ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' (the seventh book) to be released on 07/07/2007, which also happened to be a Saturday, the day upon which Harry Potter books had previously been released. However, it was released on July 21<sup>st</sup> of that year instead, two weeks later. It is thought that the more 'magical' date was rejected due to it also being the second anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings in 2005. (21 is still a multiple of 7 though.)
*The number on the back of Harry Potter&apos;s [[Quidditch]] robes in the films is seven (this could be a reference to the fact that usually the best player/captain in a football team, has the number 7 shirt).
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*The number on the back of Harry Potter's [[Quidditch]] robes in the films is seven (this could be a reference to the fact that usually the best player/captain in a football team, has the number 7 shirt).
 
*Chapter four of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' is entitled "The Seven Potters".
 
*Chapter four of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' is entitled "The Seven Potters".
*In the films, Daniel Radcliffe has played seven roles- Harry in all eight films, and Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Mundungus, and Fleur as Harry in ''Deathly Hallows Part 1''.
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*In ''Deathly Hallows Part 1''  Daniel Radcliffe played seven roles- Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Mundungus, and Fleur during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]].
*In the films, [[Voldemort]] is played by seven actors: [[Richard Bremmer]], [[Ian Hart]], [[Christian Coulson]], [[Ralph Fiennes]], [[Hero Fiennes-Tiffin]], [[Frank Dillane]] and by [[Michael Berendt]] although the latter&apos;s scenes were cut and never seen.<ref>[http://www.michaelberendt.com/cv.htm Michael Berendt's website].</ref>
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*In the films, [[Voldemort]] is played by seven actors: [[Richard Bremmer]], [[Ian Hart]], [[Christian Coulson]], [[Ralph Fiennes]], [[Hero Fiennes-Tiffin]], [[Frank Dillane]] and by [[Michael Berendt]] although the latter's scenes were cut and never seen.<ref>[http://www.michaelberendt.com/cv.htm Michael Berendt's website].</ref>
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] stated in interview that she chose to write seven books in total because she spent seven years in secondary school. Also, she wanted Harry to come of age at seventeen because it "just seems a good number for a wizard to come of age."
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] stated in interview that she chose to write seven books in total because she spent seven years in secondary school. Also, she wanted Harry to come of age at seventeen because it "just seems a good number for a wizard to come of age."
 
*In the seventh Harry Potter book, J.K. split the dedication in seven parts.
 
*In the seventh Harry Potter book, J.K. split the dedication in seven parts.
 
*J. K. Rowling stated in interview that the "big seven" in the Harry Potter series are: [[Harry Potter]] ([[Daniel Radcliffe]]), [[Hermione Granger]] ([[Emma Watson]]), [[Ron Weasley]] ([[Rupert Grint]]), [[Ginny Weasley]] ([[Bonnie Wright]]), [[Neville Longbottom]] ([[Matthew Lewis|Matt Lewis]]), [[Luna Lovegood]] ([[Evanna Lynch]]), and [[Draco Malfoy]] ([[Tom Felton]]).<ref name="rowlingtalksdeathly2">[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/video-j-k-rowling-talks-deathly-hallows-part-2-film-production-lead-characters-82483/ SnitchSeeker - J.K. Rowling Talks Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]</ref>
 
*J. K. Rowling stated in interview that the "big seven" in the Harry Potter series are: [[Harry Potter]] ([[Daniel Radcliffe]]), [[Hermione Granger]] ([[Emma Watson]]), [[Ron Weasley]] ([[Rupert Grint]]), [[Ginny Weasley]] ([[Bonnie Wright]]), [[Neville Longbottom]] ([[Matthew Lewis|Matt Lewis]]), [[Luna Lovegood]] ([[Evanna Lynch]]), and [[Draco Malfoy]] ([[Tom Felton]]).<ref name="rowlingtalksdeathly2">[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/video-j-k-rowling-talks-deathly-hallows-part-2-film-production-lead-characters-82483/ SnitchSeeker - J.K. Rowling Talks Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]</ref>
*There were seven clues and seven opportunities to sign up and register for the [[Pottermore]] beta. The first clue was on 31 July 2011 (Harry&apos;s birthday) and the final was 6 August 2011. A clue was released each day and each clue was from a book in the series corresponding to the day. For example, day one&apos;s clue was from [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher&apos;s Stone]] and the final clue was from [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]].
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*There were seven clues and seven opportunities to sign up and register for the [[Pottermore]] beta. The first clue was on 31 July 2011 (Harry's birthday) and the final was 6 August 2011. A clue was released each day and each clue was from a book in the series corresponding to the day. For example, day one's clue was from [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone|Philosopher's Stone]] and the final clue was from [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|Deathly Hallows]].
 
*On 7 August, the Harry Potter series won seven awards at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards for [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]] and [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]].
 
*On 7 August, the Harry Potter series won seven awards at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards for [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]] and [[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]].
*[[Battle of Hogwarts|The battle of Hogwarts]] in on 2 May, the 2nd day of the 5th month. 2+5=7
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*The [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in on 2 May, the 2nd day of the 5th month. 2+5=7
 
*If the letters of the alphabet were turned into numbers (A=1, B=2, etc...), the letters in the name Harry would equal 70.
 
*If the letters of the alphabet were turned into numbers (A=1, B=2, etc...), the letters in the name Harry would equal 70.
*Nicholas Flamel&apos;s wife&apos;s age subtracted by Nicholas Flamel&apos;s equals 7
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*Nicholas Flamel's wife's age subtracted by Nicholas Flamel's equals 7
*During Harry&apos;s hearing in the Ministry (in 1995), Dumbledore states that clause 7 of the Decree for Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery allows the use of magic in life-threatening situations.
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*During Harry's hearing in the Ministry (in 1995), Dumbledore states that clause 7 of the Decree for Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery allows the use of magic in life-threatening situations.
*In Harry&apos;s copy of ''Fantastical Creatures and Where to Find Them,'' he states in the Pixie section for the classification, "or ''XXXXXXX'' if you&apos;re Lockhart." He actually mentions seven X&apos;s.
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*In Harry's copy of ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,'' he states in the Pixie section for the classification, "or ''XXXXXXX'' if you're Lockhart." He actually mentions seven X's.
   
 
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"...isn't seven the most powerfully magical number, wouldn't seven-?"
Tom Riddle discusses the power of the number seven[src]
Seven is the most powerful magical number,[1] based on centuries of mythology, science, and mathematics.
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Bridget Wenlock.
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Wizarding communityEdit

The Arithmancer Bridget Wenlock (12021285) was the first witch to establish the magical properties of the number seven.[2]

Seven is the age by which most experts believe that magic will reveal itself in a wizard or witch.[3] In the life of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry community, it is the number of years students must attend Hogwarts before graduating. There were seven chambers protecting the Philosopher's Stone. Lord Voldemort was such a believer in the magical properties of the number seven that he intended to split his soul into seven portions by creating six Horcruxes. Ironically, he instead succeeded in creating seven Horcruxes, thus splitting his soul eight ways - however, by pure chance, only six of his Horcruxes ever existed at one time (as the Diary was destroyed before Nagini became a Horcrux); regardless, this did not provide him with any significant magical protection as he believed the number would. Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom were born in July, the seventh month of the year; this made them both potential subjects of a prophecy. Arthur and Molly Weasley had seven children; Ginny Weasley is the seventh of them, and the only daughter. Also Ginny Weasley is the first girl to be born to the name Weasley in seven generations. There are also seven players on a standard Quidditch team, with seven also being the number on Harry Potter's Quidditch uniform. During the Battle of the Seven Potters, six others took Polyjuice Potion in order to take on Harry's appearance as a diversion, thus there were seven Potters.

Seven seen in the wizarding worldEdit

  • S.P.T to A.P.W.B.D: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches ... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ... and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal......"
  • Molly and Arthur Weasley had seven children.
  • When Dumbledore first goes to Privet Drive, he puts out seven lights with his deluminator.
  • "Weasley" contains seven letters.
  • "Granger" contains seven letters.
  • Ron's full name has seven syllables (Ronald Bilius Weasley).
  • There are seven syllables in "Regulus Arcturus Black" and "Albus Severus Potter."
  • Minerva McGonagall (whose name has seven syllables) was said to be 70 years old in 1995.
  • The names Lily Evans and James Potter have seven syllables altogether.
  • Ginny Weasley is the first girl born to the Weasleys in seven generations and likewise she is the seventh child of a seventh daughter. Both of these are known to have contributed to her exceptional magical talent.[4]
  • Thaddeus Thurkell had seven children, all Squibs.
  • Walter Parkin has seven children.
  • Children go to school at Hogwarts for seven years.
  • There are seven floors at Hogwarts.
  • The Arithmancy professor, of Hogwarts, is named Septima Vector. Additionally, there was a Malfoy in the 18th century named Septimus; and Arthur Weasley's father, Septimus Weasley. In Latin, septimus means "seventh."
  • In the wizarding world, wizards and witches come of age at the age of seventeen, instead of eighteen.
  • Harry Potter paid seven Galleons for his wand.
  • There are seven hundred fouls in Quidditch.
  • There are seven players on a Quidditch team
  • The wolfsbane potion must be drunk every seven days before full moon.
  • Seven people come out of the Shrieking Shack in 1994 after Peter Pettigrew's crimes are uncovered:
  1. Harry Potter
  2. Ronald Weasley
  3. Hermione Granger
  4. Remus Lupin
  5. Sirius Black
  6. Severus Snape
  7. Peter Pettigrew
  1. Hagrid's pet, Fluffy
  2. Sprout's Devil's Snare
  3. Flitwick's flying keys
  4. McGonagall's giant chess set
  5. Quirrell's troll
  6. Snape's Potions
  7. The Mirror of Erised
  1. Break with a Banshee
  2. Gadding with Ghouls
  3. Holidays with Hags
  4. Travels with Trolls
  5. Voyages with Vampires
  6. Wanderings with Werewolves
  7. Year with the Yeti
  1. Mrs. Norris
  2. Colin Creevey
  3. Justin Finch-Fletchley
  4. Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
  5. Hermione Granger
  6. Penelope Clearwater
  7. Harry Potter
  1. First year : Gryffindor vs. Slytherin
  2. First year : Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff
  3. Second year : Gryffindor vs. Slytherin
  4. Third year : Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw
  5. Third year :Gryffindor vs. Slytherin
  6. Fifth year : Gryffindor vs. Slytherin
  7. Sixth year : Gryffindor vs. Slytherin

(Note that Harry was in the hospital wing for the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw match in his first year. Quidditch was cancelled before Gryffindor could play Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw due to the basilisk attacks in Harry's second year. Harry fell off his broom due to because of dementors and Cedric Diggory got the Snitch in Harry's third year match of Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff. There were no Hogwarts Quidditch matches in Harry's fourth year because Hogwarts was hosting the Triwizard Tournament. Harry earned a "lifelong" ban from Quidditch after beating up Draco Malfoy, and therefore, Ginny Weasley played Seeker in the Gryffindor matches against Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. During Gryffindor's match against Hufflepuff in Harry's sixth year, the reserve Keeper, Cormac McLaggen, knocked Harry unconscious with a misaimed Bludger before Harry could get the Snitch, and Harry was put in detention by Professor Snape during the final match against Ravenclaw. Harry did not return to Hogwarts for his seventh year, and therefore could not play Seeker.)

  • Dumbledore shows Harry seven memories about Voldemort 's past (including both the fake and real Horcrux memory).
  • Marvolo, Tom Riddle 's middle name, has seven letters in it.
  • There are (possibly) seven Standard Book of Spells.
  • Voldemort made seven Horcruxes, even though he believed that six Horcruxes would create a seven-fragment soul (including the piece of soul in his body).
  1. Tom Riddle's Diary
  2. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring
  3. Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem
  4. Salazar Slytherin's Locket
  5. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup
  6. Harry Potter (unintentionally and unknown to Voldemort )
  7. Nagini
  1. Harry Potter
  2. Ron Weasley
  3. Hermione Granger
  4. Fred Weasley
  5. George Weasley
  6. Fleur Delacour
  7. Mundungus Fletcher
  1. The Battle of the Seven Potters
  2. Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic
  3. The Attack at Godric's Hollow (1997)
  4. Ambush at the Lovegood House
  5. The Battle of Malfoy Manor
  6. 1998 Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank
  7. The Battle of Hogwarts
  1. Mr. Ollivander
  2. Luna Lovegood
  3. Dean Thomas
  4. Griphook
  5. Harry Potter
  6. Hermione Granger
  7. Ronald Weasley
  1. In Godric's Hollow in 1981
  2. Over the Philosopher's Stone while Voldemort was in control of Quirinus Quirrell
  3. In the Chamber of Secrets in 1993
  4. In Little Hangleton in 1995
  5. During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries
  6. During the Battle of the Seven Potters
  7. During the Battle of Hogwarts
  1. Hiding objects, as performed by Tom Marvolo Riddle, Harry Potter, and Draco Malfoy
  2. A restroom, as used unwittingly by Dumbledore
  3. Recuperating from drunkenness, as used by Winky
  4. Finding cleaning materials, as used by Filch
  5. Hosting D.A. meetings
  6. Hiding from Filch, as used by Fred and George
  7. Hiding from the Carrows, as demonstrated first by Neville
  1. Lacewing flies
  2. Knotgrass
  3. Fluxweed
  4. Leeches
  5. Powdered Horn of a Bicorn
  6. Shredded Skin of a Boomslang
  7. A piece of the person you want to turn into.
  • There are seven known spell types:
  1. Transfiguration
  2. Charm
  3. Jinx
  4. Hex
  5. Curse
  6. Counter-spell
  7. Healing spell

Behind the scenesEdit

  • There are seven books in the Harry Potter series, and eight movies.
  • The first book was released in 1997, and the final book was released in 2007.
  • There are seventeen chapters in the first book.
  • If you count the epilogue, there are thirty-seven chapters in the seventh book.
  • The epilogue itself is set in 2017.
  • The first years enter the castle in the seventh chapter of the first book.
  • Many fans expected Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (the seventh book) to be released on 07/07/2007, which also happened to be a Saturday, the day upon which Harry Potter books had previously been released. However, it was released on July 21st of that year instead, two weeks later. It is thought that the more 'magical' date was rejected due to it also being the second anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings in 2005. (21 is still a multiple of 7 though.)
  • The number on the back of Harry Potter's Quidditch robes in the films is seven (this could be a reference to the fact that usually the best player/captain in a football team, has the number 7 shirt).
  • Chapter four of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is entitled "The Seven Potters".
  • In Deathly Hallows Part 1  Daniel Radcliffe played seven roles- Harry, Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Mundungus, and Fleur during the Battle of the Seven Potters.
  • In the films, Voldemort is played by seven actors: Richard Bremmer, Ian Hart, Christian Coulson, Ralph Fiennes, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Frank Dillane and by Michael Berendt although the latter's scenes were cut and never seen.[5]
  • J. K. Rowling stated in interview that she chose to write seven books in total because she spent seven years in secondary school. Also, she wanted Harry to come of age at seventeen because it "just seems a good number for a wizard to come of age."
  • In the seventh Harry Potter book, J.K. split the dedication in seven parts.
  • J. K. Rowling stated in interview that the "big seven" in the Harry Potter series are: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Neville Longbottom (Matt Lewis), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch), and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton).[6]
  • There were seven clues and seven opportunities to sign up and register for the Pottermore beta. The first clue was on 31 July 2011 (Harry's birthday) and the final was 6 August 2011. A clue was released each day and each clue was from a book in the series corresponding to the day. For example, day one's clue was from Philosopher's Stone and the final clue was from Deathly Hallows.
  • On 7 August, the Harry Potter series won seven awards at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards for Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.
  • The Battle of Hogwarts in on 2 May, the 2nd day of the 5th month. 2+5=7
  • If the letters of the alphabet were turned into numbers (A=1, B=2, etc...), the letters in the name Harry would equal 70.
  • Nicholas Flamel's wife's age subtracted by Nicholas Flamel's equals 7
  • During Harry's hearing in the Ministry (in 1995), Dumbledore states that clause 7 of the Decree for Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery allows the use of magic in life-threatening situations.
  • In Harry's copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he states in the Pixie section for the classification, "or XXXXXXX if you're Lockhart." He actually mentions seven X's.

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