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Wizard, Mona Lisa etc

I think there's a lot of clean up to do to this pages and others that have duality in both universes. The chocolate frog card only says that a wizard called Paracelsus is contemporary of Copernicus and Leonardo Da Vinci:

  • It's not said at all that Copernicus and Da Vinci are wizards, it's not implied.
  • All the other infos are not give in-universe: there's the case of a lot of pages: it's said that's in-universe, but it give only out-of-universe infos, we are not Wikipedia, it's not our job.
  • There's indeed a portrait who seems to be La Joconde / Mona Lisa, but both the portrait is not identified and her painter is not identified: furthermore we don't know how painting is considered in wizarding world and if there's "painters"... --   Famini    talk    contribs   13:37, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

There are painters like Magenta Comstock, but you´re right about the rest.--Rodolphus 13:40, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

I correct: we don't know if painting which represents died individuals with personality need to be done by painters. Magenta Comstock is an artist, the eyes of her portraits follow people, but are they really part of this type of painting? Claim that Leonardo Da Vinci painted the painting that is at Hogwarts is a very slippery slope. Already it is difficult to say what it is all paint films and games that represent characters not dead... --   Famini    talk    contribs   14:00, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

I've edited this article to remove the assumption that da Vinci was a wizard. The Chocolate Frog Card in the video game says he was a "contemporary" of Paracelsus (a known wizard in canon who is also a real-life historical figure), but that only means the two lived around the same time, not that they were both wizards. I've always thought that this wiki needs a policy for handling real-world individuals mentioned in an in-universe source. I basically think that we should assume they're Muggles unless it's explicitly stated they're not, as is the case with Paracelsus. Starstuff (Owl me!) 04:46, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

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