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Revision as of 21:57, July 17, 2012 by Nick O'Demus (Talk | contribs)

Wouldn't he be a Tom Riddle Jr. if his father had the same name and his son (Tom Marvolo Riddle),has a different middle name? Thai420 15:29, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

date of Death

Tom Riddle Sr. death was in 1943, is it not? In the death section I put it as 1943, but was changed to 1941, why? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ratneer (talkcontribs).

Also, his grave reads 1905-1943. And his age at the time of death is 38, but couldn't it also be 37, depending on when his birthday was? MUDBL00D 11:25, May 4, 2011 (UTC)

IT WAS IN 1944

Tom Riddle, Sr. died in 1944, not 1943. The book canon comes first to the movie canon. And in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, it reads "Half a century ago, something strange had happened there..." and "Fifty years before, at daybreak, on a fine summer's morning.... a maid had entered the drawing room to find all three Riddles dead." The present is August 1994. Thus Tom Riddle, Sr. and his parents were killed in 1944, not 1943.

Also, in the Harry Potter Companion book, it says that they died in July/August 1944.

http://books.google.com/books?id=K5zOroHn_LYC&pg=PA421&lpg=PA421&dq=Tom+Riddle,+Sr.+died+1944&source=bl&ots=4sV-q6lcv6&sig=lIfgLZJ83mJ40ZGPDfUHv5rWxf8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wNQFUKuVJMq8rQHG2uXECA&ved=0CFEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Tom%20Riddle%2C%20Sr.%20died%201944&f=false

You make a valid point about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (which takes place from 1992-1993) it is also stated the events of Voldemort's time took place fifty years earlier, and the Diary Horcrux states it is the preservation of Voldemort's sixteen-year old self. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Dumbledore states that Voldemort murdered the Riddles in the summer when he was sixteen years old, which would support the 1943 death date. As for the Harry Potter Companion book, it is an unofficial guidebook and cannot be taken as canononical. - Nick O'Demus 21:57, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

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