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The Wizards' Council was the longest-serving (though not the only) body to govern the wizarding community of Britain, before the establishment of the Ministry of Magic[1]

Upon the signature of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, the wizarding community needed a more highly structured, organised and complex government structure, to support and regulate the community in hiding. Thus, in 1707, the Wizards' Council disbanded to be replaced by the Ministry of Magic. The first Minister was Ulick Gamp, who, in the days of the Council, had served as Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot.[1]

Known Wizards' Council membersEdit

Known Wizard's Council ActionsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is known that the Department of Mysteries was already in operation in at least 1672,[4] so it is probable that before the inception of the Ministry of Magic in 1707, it was a division of the Wizards' Council.
  • In Elfrida Clagg's entry on Pottermore's Timeline of the Wizarding World, the Wizards' Council was originally incorrectly referred to as the "Warlock's Councils". The mistake has since been corrected.[5]
  • The Wizard's Council likely governed Ireland as well as Great Britain.

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