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Minister Unctuous Osbert was a British wizard who became Minister for Magic in the late eighteenth century. His term in office was somewhat controversial, as he was accused of having been a puppet in the hands of Septimus Malfoy.


Early life

Unctuous was born a wizard into the Pure-blood or Half-blood Osbert family,[1] somewhere in the British Isles. It is likely he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in his youth.

Minister for Magic

Unctuous Osbert was elected Minister for Magic of Great Britain sometime into the late eighteenth century.[2]

Septimus Malfoy, a member of the powerful and wealthy Malfoy family, was an enormously influential wizard at the Ministry in the day, and Minister Osbert was, during the course of his tenure, influenced to some degree by Malfoy's interests. Many claimed that Minister Osbert was little more than a puppet of Malfoy's, who would have been the de facto head of the Ministry.[2]

By 1798, Osbert either left the office or had already left the office, as Artemisia Lufkin, the first woman ever to hold the post, became Minister for Magic.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pottermore - "The Malfoy Family"
  3. Sixth question of the Third W.O.M.B.A.T. at J. K. Rowling's Official Site.

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