In working through each book to better understand the timeline of events in J. K. Rowling's Wizaring World, two facts have become clear to me. One - Rowling has mapped out many of her events quite meticulously, fitting dates and days of the week into a very complete and cohesive calendar. Two - that calendar most often bears little to no relationship to the real world calendar for that year.
As is well understood within the Fandom, the Harry Potter timeline was originally established around one primary date - Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 500th Deathday party, which celebrated the anniversary of his death on 31 October 1492. From this date, the events of could be deduced to have taken place starting in 1992 and given other peoples' ages, bi…Read more >