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    Wizarding Through the Ages - the complete Timeline of the Harry Potter Universe


Timeline of the Wizarding World




Wizarding Through the Ages
3000 B.C. through 19th Century A.D.
3000 BC-1000 AD | 1000 BC-0 AD | 1-1000 | 1000-1100 | 1100-1200 | 1200-1300 | 1300-1400 | 1400-1500 | 1500-1600 | 1600-1700 | 1700-1800 | 1800-1900


Introduction:
These early years tell the tale of two communities of people who took divergent paths. Wizardkind lived side by side with Muggles over many centuries. In ancient Egypt, wizards were respected members of society, for example. However, the two communities began to separate and Muggles began to mistrust and eventually mistreat their magical brothers and sisters. As this enmity grew, four of the most powerful wizards in the world decided to set up a school where they could train young people of their kind far from interference and persecution from Muggles. Thus, Hogwarts was founded toward the end of the first millenium.

The struggle between the two communities continued to grow worse as the years went by, and by the 1600s and 1700s, wizards took steps to completely remove themselves from Muggle society. These years, then, show that progression from mutual friendship to complete separation of the Muggle and Wizarding worlds.


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3000 through 1000 B.C.


Ancient Egypt
History of Magicblank spaceEgyptian magic
Magic is integrated into society and wizards are held in esteem. Egyptian wizards put curses on tombs; nowadays curse-breakers for Gringotts try to regain the treasure locked in those tombs. One pyramid has mutant skeletons of Muggles who'd broken in and "grown extra heads and stuff" (as Ron puts it) (PA1).
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1000 through 0 B.C.

382 B.C.
History of Magicblank spaceOllivanders opens for business, selling fine wands (PS5)

c. 4 B.C.
Jesus Christ is born

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1 through 1000 A.D.

900s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacebeginning of the annual broom race in Sweden from Kopparberg to Arjeplog, a distance of about 300 miles (QA2)

962
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceWitches and wizards were using primitive broomsticks for transportation, but these broomsticks were far from perfect; a German illuminated manuscript shows wizards dismounting early flying broomsticks in pain (QA1)

before 993 (c. Y-1000)
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceHistory of Magicblank spaceHogwarts founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin
Growing distrust on the part of Muggles for wizards and witches compels the four greatest witches and wizards of the age to found Hogwarts. Salazar Slytherin builds the Chamber of Secrets after his point of view that only pure-blood wizards should be allowed into Hogwarts was dismissed. The Wizarding World begins to withdraw and hide itself from the Muggle World.
The official timeline (CS/DVD) lists this year as "before 993" because it is based on Y0 = 1980. Canon states that this happened "over a thousand years ago." (CS9, GF12)
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1000 through 1100 A.D.

1000s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe beginnings of Quidditch
Gertie Keddle, living near Queerditch Marsh, writes about some local witches and wizards playing a new game on broomsticks; this game evolves over the next few centuries into the game of Quidditch (QA1)
early 1000s (a few years after the founding of Hogwarts)
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceHistory of Magicblank spaceGrowing friction between Gryffindor and Slytherin erupts into violence, with the result that Slytherin leaves the school after creating the Chamber of Secrets
1014
Fulbert the Fearful born (fw20)

1066
Battle of Hastings; the Norman Conquest of Britain

1097
Fulbert the Fearful dies when a Defensive Charm he cast backfires (fw20)

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1100 through 1200 A.D.

1105
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacefamous painting Günther der Gewlttätige is der Gewinner shows a game of Stichstock (QA2)

1107
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceGuthrie Lochrin of Scotland wrote of the discomfort of riding broomsticks (QA1)

1112
Magical Creaturesblank spaceWilfred Elphick is born (fw21)

1163
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacePuddlemere United is formed, the oldest team in the British and Irish League (QA7)

1199
Magical Creaturesblank spaceWilfred Elphick dies (fw21)

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1200 through 1300 A.D.

before 1269
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceBarberus Bragge: Chief of Wizards' Council
1202
Bridget Wenlock is born (fw22)

1203
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceHolyhead Harpies Quidditch team is formed; they hire only witches (QA7)

1227
Ignatia Wildsmith, inventor of Floo Powder, is born (fw23)

1269
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceIntroduction of the Golden Snidget to the game of Quidditch
At a Quidditch match, Chief Barberus Bragge of the Wizards' Council released a Golden Snidget and offered 150 Galleons to whichever player caught it; this proved so popular that a new position was added to Quidditch teams, the "Hunter," whose sole task was to catch a Golden Snidget released onto the pitch during the game
1285
Bridget Wenlock, famous Arithmancer, dies (fw22)
1289
History of Magicblank spaceInternational Warlock Convention (CS9)
 
1291
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceKenmare Kestrals team is founded (QA7)

1292
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe Pride of Portree team is founded (QA7)

c. 1294
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceTriwizard Tournament established between Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang schools of wizardry
 
1296
Magical Creaturesblank spaceA manticore savaged someone but was let off because no one dared go near it (PA11).
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1300 through 1400 A.D.

1300s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe German broom game Stichstock dies out (QA2)

Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spacethe population of Golden Snidgets in Britain is falling due to hunting and Quidditch

History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceBurdock Muldoon: Chief of the Wizards' Council

Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceHistory of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spaceElfrida Clagg becomes Chief of the Wizards' Council
she declares the Golden Snidget to be an endangered species and forbids its use in Quidditch; she also tries to establish a standard by which creatures will be given legal rights as "beings," but her attempt fails
Golden Snitch by Steve Vander Ark
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceBowman Wright invents the Golden Snitch as a replacement for the banned Golden Snidget in Quidditch
This date is given in Quidditch Through the Ages, although the Famous Wizard Cards give Bowman Wright's date of birth as 1492.
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spacethe Modesty Rabnott Snidget Reservation is established in Somerset
History of Magicblank spaceWitch Persecution
Witch burnings; Muggles were particularly afraid of magic but not very good at recognizing it, Wendelin the Weird burned at the stake 47 times in various disguises (Flame-Freezing Charm)
1312
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe Wimbourne Wasps team is formed (QA7)

1320
Ignatia Wildsmith, inventor of Floo Powder, dies (fw23)

c. 1326
History of Magicblank spaceNicolas Flamel born (PS13)
c. 1333
Perenelle Flamel born (PS13)

1342
Chauncey Oldridge born (fw25)

1357
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceCyprian Youdle, Norfolk Quidditch referee, was killed by a curse from a spectator during a match (FB, CS/g)

1362
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceWizards' Council banned all Quidditch within 50 miles of a town or village

1368
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacean irritated Wizards' Council banned all Quidditch within 100 miles of a town or village

1379
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceChauncey Oldridge, first victim of Dragon Pox, dies. (fw25)

1385
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacea Quidditch match occurs between Irish warlocks and a team from Lancashire. Zacharias Mumps writes of this match, by which we know that Quidditch was played in Ireland by the late 1300s (QA8).

1390
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGifford Ollerton, the famous giant slayer, is born (fw26)

1391
Alberta Toothill, famous Wizarding Duellist, is born (fw27)

1398
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceZacharias Mumps wrote a description of Quidditch which closely matches the current form of the game
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1400 through 1500 A.D.

early 1400s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceIngolfr the Iambic from Norway and Malecrit from France write of Quidditch matches taking place in their countries, by which we see that Quidditch was spreading across Europe in the early 1400s (QA8)

1400s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceBeater bats are enchanted, making the Bludgers of the day, which were rocks cut into the shape of balls, a danger. When smashed by the magical bats, the Bludgers became flying gravel (QA6)

1402
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe Caerphilly Catapults team is formed (QA7)

before 1441
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGifford Ollerton kills the giant Hengist of Upper Barnton (fw26)

1419
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe Wizards' Council declares that Quidditch should not be played "anywhere near anyplace where there is the slightest chance that a Muggle might be watching or we'll see how well you can play whilst chained to a dungeon wall."
1422
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe Wigtown Wanderers team is formed by the seven children of a butcher, Walter Parkin (QA7)

1429
Ministry of Magicblank spaceBurdock Muldoon born (fw28)

1430
All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition is won by Alberta Toothill, defeating the favorite, Samson Wiblin, by using a Blasting Curse (fw27)

1441
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGifford Ollerton, the famous giant slayer, dies (fw26)

1443
Magical Creaturesblank spaceQuong Po of China is born (fw29)

1447
Magical Creaturesblank spaceYardley Platt, famous serial goblin-killer, is born (fw30)
Felix Summerbee, inventor of Cheering Charms, is born (fw31)

1448-1450
History of Magicblank spaceBurdock Muldoon is Chief of the Wizards' Council (fw28)
1467
Daisy Dodderidge, witch who built the Leaky Cauldron, is born (fw32)
1473
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacefirst ever Quidditch World Cup Match game during which occurred every one of the seven hundred ways to commit a Quidditch foul
The final match was between Transylvania and Flanders, a game which has gone down in history as one of the most violent of all time (QA8).
Nearly Headless Nick (animated) © 2001 F.W. Arbacette
1483
Alberta Toothill, famous Wizarding Duellist, dies (fw27)

1486
Cornelius Agrippa born. (fw33)

1490
Ministry of Magicblank spaceBurdock Muldoon dies (fw28)

1492
Main Charactersblank spaceOctober 31 - Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington beheaded (nearly)

Quidditch and Broom SportsBowman Wright is born (fw34)
Although the Famous Wizard Card indicates that Wright was born in 1492, the book Quidditch Through the Ages tells us that he invented the Golden Snitch in the 1300s. Both can't be correct, of course, but both dates are given on this timeline.

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1500 through 1600 A.D.

early 1500s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceQuidditch Beaters experiment with metal Bludgers, first trying lead, then progress to iron (QA6)

1506
Montague Knightley, Wizard Chess champion, is born (fw)

1508
Felix Summerbee dies (fw31)

1520
Musidora Barkwith is born (fw)
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank space The Tutshill Tornados team is formed (QA7)

1533
Elizabeth Tudor (later Elizabeth I, Queen of England), is born on 7 September

1535
Cornelius Agrippa dies. (fw33)

1538
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceA ban is imposed on using a wand against opposing players in Quidditch (QA6)

1539
Magical Creaturesblank spaceQuong Po, expert on Liondragons, dies (fw28)

1555
Daisy Dodderidge, witch who built the Leaky Cauldron, dies (fw32)

1556
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceGunhilda of Gorsemoor, famous healer who developed the cure for Dragon Pox, is born (fw)

1557
Yardley Platt dies (fw28)

1558
Elizabeth Tudor becomes Elizabeth I, Queen of England on 17 November upon the death of her half-sister Mary

1560
Bowman Wright dies (fw34)
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceMungo Bonham, the founder of St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Ailments and Injuries, is born (fw)

1564
William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet, is born

1566
History of Magicblank spaceBalfour Bane, who established the Committee on Experimental Charms, is born (fw)

1568
Archibald Alderton is born (fw)

1588
Montague Knightley dies (fw)

July
The Spanish Armada attempts to convey an invasion force to England, but is destroyed at sea
late 1500s or early 1600s
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceSt. Mungo's Hospital is founded by Mungo Bonham (fw41)
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1600 through 1700 A.D.

early 1600s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe game of Quidditch is introduced to North America, along with a lot of anti-wizard sentiment, unfortunately (QA8)

1600s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe game of Quidditch is introduced to New Zealand by a team of British herbologists who were studying native plants. They played Quidditch for recreation and the game caught on (QA8).

1602
Magical Creaturesblank spaceAlmerick Sawbridge, famous troll conqueror, born (fw41)

1603
Elizabeth Tudor (Elizabeth I), Queen of England, dies; James Stuart, King of Scotland, becomes James I of England

1612
History of Magicblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spaceGoblin Rebellion - the inn at Hogsmeade served as headquarters (PA5)
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceElfrida Clagg, Chieftainess of the Warlock's Council, is born (fw42)
Magical Creaturesblank spaceDymphna Furmage, famous pixie hater, is born (fw43)
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceAppleby Arrows are founded (QA7)

1616
William Shakespeare, English playwright and poet, dies

1620
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceQuintius Umfraville writes The Noble Sport of Warlocks (QA6)

1623
Archibald Alderton dies (fw40)

1629
History of Magicblank spaceBalfour Blane, who established the Committee on Experimental Charms, dies (fw39)

1632
Thaddeus Thurkell, father of seven Squib sons, is born (fw44)

1634
Magical Creaturesblank spaceHavelock Sweeting, unicorn expert, is born (fw45)

1637
History of Magicblank spaceThe Werewolf Code of Conduct is written (PS16)
1639
Gunhilda of Gorsemoor dies and is mourned by the Wizarding community (fw37)

1642
Magical Creaturesblank spaceLord Stoddard Withers, breeder of flying horses, is born (fw48)

1652
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe European Cup is established, now that non-European teams are competing in the World Cup (QA8).

1656
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceElladora Ketteridge, discoverer of the properties of Gillyweed, is born (fw46)

1659
Potions and Herbologyblank space Mungo Bonham, the founder of St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Ailments and Injuries, dies (fw38)

1665
Magical Creaturesblank spaceHonoria Nutcombe, founder of the Society for the Reformation of Hags, is born (fw47)

1666
Musidora Barkwith dies (fw36)

1674
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe British and Irish Quidditch League is formed, with 13 teams being asked to join. All other teams are asked to disband (QA7)

1677
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGlanmore Peakes, slayer of the Sea Serpent of Cromer, is born (fw49)

1687
Elfrida Clagg dies (fw42)

1692
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceInternational Statute of Wizarding Secrecy goes into effect
A summit meeting of the International Confederation of Wizards takes place. The discussion about magical creatures lasts seven weeks and includes delegations of goblins, centaurs, and merpeople. The result of this summit is the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, which effectively hid the Wizarding community away from the Muggles.
Thaddeus Thurkell, father of seven Squib sons, dies (fw44)
1698
Dymphna Furmage dies (fw43)

1699
Almerick Sawbridge dies (fw41)

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1700 through 1800 A.D.

1700s
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe game of Quidditch is introduced to Australia, possibly from New Zealand and possibly from European influences (QA8).
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceThe game of Quodpot is created by American wizard Abraham Peasegood (QA8).

1703
Edgar Strougler, inventor of the Sneakoscope, is born (fw50)

Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback by Mary GrandPré1709
History of Magicblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spaceWarlocks' Convention outlaws dragon breeding (PS14)
1710
Magical Creaturesblank spaceHavelock Sweeting dies (fw45)

1711
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceQuaffles are first colored red during a particularly muddy winter (QA6)

1720
Magical Creaturesblank space Gondoline Oliphant, troll expert, is born (fw52)

1729
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceElladora Ketteridge, discoverer of the properties of Gillyweed, dies (fw46)

1742
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceGrover Hipworth, inventor of Pepperup Potion, is born (fw53)
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceBeaumont Marjoribanks, Herbology Specialist, is born (fw54)

1743
Honoria Nutcombe, founder of the Society for the Reformation of Hags, dies (fw47)

1749
The Statute of Secrecy was breached in an incident involving vampires. Legislation followed to make another such breach less likely (OP31)

1750
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceHistory of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceDepartment of Magical Games and Sports established

History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceMagical Creaturesblank spaceClause 73 added to International Code of Wizarding Secrecy, making it the responsibility of each nation's Ministry of Magic to work to conceal the magical creatures living within their borders.

Magical Creaturesblank spaceGulliver Pokeby, expert on magical birds, is born (fw55)
Xavier Rastrick, famous wizard entertainer, is born (fw56)
1754
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceArtemisia Lufkin, first witch to become Minister for Magic, is born (fw57)

1761
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGlanmore Peakes, slayer of the Sea Serpent of Cromer, dies (fw49)

1762
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe extremely dangerous Scottish game of Creaothceann is outlawed

1769
Magical Creaturesblank spaceLord Stoddard Withers, breeder of flying horses, dies (fw48)

1770
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceGrogan Stump, very popular Minister for Magic, is born (fw58)

1782
Magical Creaturesblank spaceFlavius Belby survives a Lethifold attack while holidaying in Papua New Guinea (FB)

1791
Magical Creaturesblank spaceFlavius Belby, only known survivor of a Lethifold attack, dies (fw51)

1792
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceTriwizard Tournament - heads of the schools were injured when a cockatrice went on a rampage (GF)

1794
Beatrix Bloxam, author of Toadstool Tales, is born (fw59)
Magical Creaturesblank space First reported sighting of an Acromantula, presumably in Borneo (FB)

1795
Magical Creaturesblank spaceCrispin Cronk, keeper of illegal sphinxes, is born (fw60)

1798
Edgar Strougler, inventor of the Sneakoscope, dies (fw50)

1799
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGondoline Oliphant is clubbed to death by trolls while sketching in the Cotswolds (fw52)
Magical Creaturesblank space a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon carries off a sailing ship; fortunately there was no one aboard at the time (FB).

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1800 through 1900 A.D.

early 1800s
Magical Creaturesblank spaceafter being insulted by a group of Muggle fisherfolk, a group of wizards create a new magical fish, the Shrake, which is entirely covered with spines, intended to rip the nets of the Muggles (FB)

1802
Magical Creaturesblank spaceaccording to an unsubstantiated report, a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon carried off a whale calf off the coast of Norway (FB)

1803
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceAlberic Grunnion, inventor of the Dungbomb, is born (fw61)

1805
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceGrover Hipworth, inventor of Pepperup Potion, dies (fw53)

1810
Beatrix Bloxam, author of Toadstool Tales, dies at the young age of 16 (fw59)

1812
Dorcas Wellbeloved, founder of the Society for Distressed Witches, is born (fw62)

1811
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceGrogan Stump is appointed Minister of Magic
He comes up with several important improvements to the governance of the Wizarding World, including a workable definition of "Beast" and "Being" and a special division for ghosts in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
1820
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceElliot Smethwyk invents the Cushioning Charm for flying broomsticks
1823
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceLaverne de Montmorency, inventor of love potions, is born (fw63)

1824
Magical Creaturesblank spaceWhy I Didn't Die When the Augurey Cried, by Gulliver Pokeby, is published by Little Red Books (FB)

1825
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceArtemisia Lufkin, first witch to become Minister for Magic, dies (fw57)

1829
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceLeopoldina Smethwyck, first British witch to referee a Quidditch match, is born (fw64)
the similarity of names and the year of her birth suggests that Leopoldina may be Elliot's daughter

1836
Xavier Rastrick, famous wizard entertainer, vanishes unexpectedly while tap dancing to a crowd of 300 in Painswick and is never seen again (fw56)

1839
Magical Creaturesblank spaceGulliver Pokeby, expert on magical birds, dies (fw55)
Magical Creaturesblank spaceMirabella Plunkett is born. She is famous for falling in love with a merman while vacationing near Loch Lomond (fw65)

Albus Dumbledore by Alice Wackc. 1844 (c. Y-135)  D=0
Main Charactersblank spaceHistory of Magicblank spaceHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceBattle Against Dark Artsblank spaceAlbus Dumbledore born (Sch2).
This is the first date on our timeline which is not stated specifically in canon. JKR said in an interview that Dumbledore was 150 years old. Using that information, we can determine the year in which he was born by subtracting 150 years. The trick, of course, is knowing what year to subtract 150 from. If we assume that Rowling was saying that Dumbledore was 150 years old at that point in the stories, which was summer of Y15 (1994), then he was born in 1994-150, which is 1844, according to the official timeline (BFT).
 


1845  D=1
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceBeaumont Marjoribanks, Herbology Specialist, dies (fw54)
Sirius Black, older sibling of Phineas Nigellus, is born (BFT)

1847 D=3
Phineas Nigellus is born (BFT)

1850  D=6
Magical Creaturesblank spaceOswald Beamish, pioneer of Goblin rights, is born (fw66)
Elladora Black, sister of Phineas Nigellus, is born (BFT)

1853  D=9
Sirius Black, older sibling of Phineas Nigellus, dies very young (BFT)

c. Y-124 through Y-117 (1855 through June, 1862)D=11
Main Charactersblank spaceHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceAlbus Dumbledore attends Hogwarts as a member of Gryffindor House
Determined by adding eleven years to Dumbledore's birthyear.
1862
Ministry of Magicblank spaceJustus Pelliwickle, celebrated head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, is born (fw67)
c. 1862 (c. Y-117)  D=18
Main Charactersblank spaceHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryblank spaceAlbus Dumbledore sits his NEWTs
He is examined by Griselda Marchbanks who says later that he did things with a wand she'd never seen before (OP31)
Determined from Dumbledore's birthyear.
1872  D=28
Magical Creaturesblank spaceCrispin Cronk, keeper of illegal sphinxes, dies (fw60)

1874  D=30
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceSacharissa Tugwood, inventor of Beautifying Potions, is born (fw68)

1875  D=31
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceGripping Charms are discovered, which revolutionize the design of the Quaffle (QA6).

1877  D=33
Sirius Black, son of Phineas Nigellus, is born (BFT)

1879  D=35
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe Oakshaft 79 broom is produced by Elias Grimstone of Portsmouth (QA9)

1881  D=37
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceHesper Starkey, who studied the use of moon phases in potion making, is born (fw69)

1882  D=38
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceAlberic Grunnion, inventor of the Dungbomb, dies (fw61)

1883  D=39
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceHoops replace baskets as Quidditch goals (QA6)

1884  D=40
History of Magicblank spaceMinistry of Magicblank spaceGrogan Stump, very popular Minister for Magic, dies (fw58)
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacea Snitch escapes a Quidditch game and evades capture on Bodmin Moor; some say it is still out there somewhere, living wild on the moor (QA6)
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceStooging is outlawed in Quidditch with the introduction of the rule that only one Chaser at a time may be within the scoring area (QA6)

1888  D=44
Magical Creaturesblank spaceNorvel Twonk, famous for saving a Muggle child from a manticore, is born (fw70)

1889  D=45
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceRoderick Plumpton, famous Quidditch Seeker, is born (fw71)
Cygnus Black, son of Phineas Nigellus, is born (BFT)

1892  D=48
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spacethe last year that the Chudley Cannons won the Cup (fw71)

1893  D=49
Potions and Herbologyblank spaceLaverne de Montmorency, inventor of love potions, dies (fw63)

1894  D=50
Cassandra Vablatsky, celebrated Seer, is born (fw72)
Quidditch and Broom Sportsblank spaceShooting arrows into the air to celebrate an Appleby Arrows goal is banned after Nugent Potts, a referee, is pierced through the nose by an arrow (QA7)

1897  D=53
Magical Creaturesblank spaceNewt Scamander is born (fw73, FBvi)

1899  D=55
Adalbert Waffling, magical theoretician, is born (fw74)

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