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'''Sirius Black''' ([[1870s|1877]] – [[1950s|1952]]) was a [[pure-blood]] wizard, the eldest son of [[Phineas Nigellus Black|Phineas Nigellus]] and [[Ursula Flint|Ursula]], and brother of [[Phineas Black|Phineas]], [[Cygnus Black II|Cygnus]], [[Belvina Black|Belvina]] and [[Arcturus Black II|Arcturus]], husband of [[Hesper Gamp]], father of [[Arcturus Black III|Arcturus]], [[Lycoris Black|Lycoris]], and [[Regulus Black I|Regulus]], and great-grandfather (and namesake) of [[Sirius Black|Sirius Black III]].<ref name="BFT" />
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'''Sirius Black''' ([[1870s|1877]] – [[1950s|1952]]) was a [[pure-blood]] wizard, the eldest son of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]] and [[Ursula Flint]], and brother of [[Phineas Black|Phineas]], [[Cygnus Black II]], [[Belvina Black|Belvina]] and [[Arcturus Black II|Arcturus]]; husband of [[Hesper Gamp]], father of [[Arcturus Black III]], [[Lycoris Black|Lycoris]], and [[Regulus Black I|Regulus]], and great-grandfather (and namesake) of [[Sirius Black|Sirius Black III]].<ref name="BFT" />
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He is depicted on the [[Black family tree tapestry]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Sirius may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. That would make him the only Sirius Black who was sorted into Slytherin house; [[Sirius Black I]] died before going to Hogwarts and [[Sirius Black|Sirius Black III]] was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. However, he attended Hogwarts c. [[1880s|1888]] - [[1890s|1895]], when Slughorn was not Potions teacher.
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*Based on a statement by [[Horace Slughorn]], Sirius may have been a member of the [[Slytherin]] House. That would make him the only Sirius Black who was sorted into Slytherin house; his uncle [[Sirius Black I]] died before going to Hogwarts and [[Sirius Black|Sirius Black III]] was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. However, he attended Hogwarts c. [[1880s|1888]] - [[1890s|1895]], when Slughorn was not the Potions teacher.
 
*Sirius II had the same name as his [[Sirius Black I|paternal uncle]] who died very young.
 
*Sirius II had the same name as his [[Sirius Black I|paternal uncle]] who died very young.
 
*Sirius II named his son Arcturus, the same as [[Arcturus Black II|his brother]] and [[Arcturus Black I|his great uncle]].
 
*Sirius II named his son Arcturus, the same as [[Arcturus Black II|his brother]] and [[Arcturus Black I|his great uncle]].
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Sirius'' is the name of the Dog Star (''Alpha Canis Majoris''), which with an apparent magnitude of -1.46 is the brightest star in the night sky.
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''Sirius'' is the name of the [[Wikipedia:Sirius|Dog Star]] (''Alpha Canis Majoris''), which with an apparent magnitude of -1.46 is the brightest star in the night sky.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Revision as of 17:12, December 25, 2012

Sirius Black 1877-1952
Sirius Black
Biographical information
Born

1877[1]

Died

1952[1] (aged 75)

Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Marital status

Married

Physical information
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

possibly Slytherin

Loyalty

House of Black[1]

Sirius Black (18771952) was a pure-blood wizard, the eldest son of Phineas Nigellus Black and Ursula Flint, and brother of Phineas, Cygnus Black II, Belvina and Arcturus; husband of Hesper Gamp, father of Arcturus Black III, Lycoris, and Regulus, and great-grandfather (and namesake) of Sirius Black III.[1]

He is depicted on the Black family tree tapestry.

Behind the scenes

Etymology

Sirius is the name of the Dog Star (Alpha Canis Majoris), which with an apparent magnitude of -1.46 is the brightest star in the night sky.

Appearances

Notes and references

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