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Walter Aragon

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"Mens sana in corpore sano."
—Aragon's motto, as inscribed on the portrait depicting him and Professor Gagwilde playing chess[src]

Professor Walter Aragon [2] was a wizard. Professor Aragon worked in the capacity of Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at some point during his life.[3]



At some point in his life, Professor Aragon became the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[3] He also seemed to have an interest in Care of Magical Creatures, as he authored at least one title on the subject, Newts of Bognor.[4]


Professor Aragon died sometime before 1943.[1] There were portraits of the professor hung at the Grand Staircase[5] and one at the Headmaster's office[3] in order to give advice to the current headmaster. The solo portrait of Aragon was based on a 1896 portrait of The Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).[6]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2004 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals. Thus, Aragon must have died sometime in or before 1995, given his portrait's appearance in the Headmaster's office in the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.
  2. His portrait bears his name.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  4. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PC version
  6. Harry Potter Limited Edition - The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets
  7. WP favicon Mens sana in corpore sano on Wikipedia
  8. He appears in a portrait in Hogsmeade most likely because he had fled from his portrait at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the Battle.

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