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Dagworth-Granger, Hector

Founder of the Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers (HBP9).

Damocles Member of the "Slug Club."

The inventor of Wolfsbane Potion and the uncle of Hogwarts student Marcus Belby. Damocles was a favorite student of Horace Slughorn (HBP7), and was awarded the Order of Merlin. Marcus’s father and his Uncle Damocles have had a bit of a falling out of late (HBP4).

Damocles' last name is not given, though it probably is Belby too.

Davies, Roger RavenclawQuidditch

(b. circa 1978)

Ravenclaw c. 1989 - 1996, Quidditch captain and Chaser (OP30).
Roger Davies is a popular, athletic Ravenclaw student a year or two older than Harry.

Roger went with Fleur Delacour to the Yule Ball; he appeared to be so besotted with her that he could barely think. He missed his mouth with his fork when he tried to eat and babbled stupidly in response to what she said. Later, he and Fleur spent some romantic time in the rose garden outside (GF22, GF23). Roger asked out Cho Chang in early February 1996, but she turned him down; Cho used the incident to try to make Harry jealous as they sat in Madam Puddifoot's with Roger and his current girlfriend sitting at an adjacent table, kissing and cuddling (OP25, OP30).

Davis, Tracey Slytherin

(b. circa 1980)

Slytherin, 1991 - 1998.

Tracey Davis' name appears in the draft of the classlist of Harry's year that Jo displayed during the "Harry Potter and Me" TV interview (HPM). The chart appears to indicate that Tracey is a Half-blood witch (HPM). Davis has never appeared in canon, but her name is listed here because she apparently existed in early plans for the books. [Essay on the classlist]

Dawlish, John Ministry of Magic

Auror, very capable and self-assured. He left Hogwarts with Outstandings in all his N.E.W.T.s. He accompanied Fudge to Hogwarts to confront Harry about his secret D.A. meetings. Dawlish was knocked out along with Kingsley Shacklebolt, Dolores Umbridge, and Cornelius Fudge when Dumbledore, who had taken the blame on himself, escaped. Dawlish is described as a "tough-looking wizard with very short wiry hair;" his hair is grey (OP27). According to Snape, Dawlish was susceptible to the Confundus Charm (DH1).

The name "Dawlish" almost certainly came from the name of a seacoast town in Devon. It is located near Exeter, where JKR attended university.

Rowling named Dawlish 'John' for Leaky Cauldron Creative Director John Noe (PC/JKR1).

Dearborn, Caradoc Order of the Phoenix

Member of the Order of the Phoenix during the first war against Voldemort; missing and presumed dead (OP9).

Caradoc was a British Celtic Prince (usually Latinised to to Caractacus) who led a rebellion against Roman rule (Thanks to Ross Gillson).

d'Eath, Lorcan, see d'Eath, Lorcan (the d' is not considered the beginning of his last name).

Delacour Family

Delaney-Podmore, Sir Patrick Ghost

A bearded ghost; leader of the Headless Hunt. Delaney-Podmore wrote to Nick denying his request for membership in the Hunt. Sir Patrick and the Hunt arrived at Nick's 500th Deathday party on horseback, then interrupted Nick's speech by playing a game of Head Hockey. Nick bitterly refers to him as "Sir Properly Decapitated-Podmore." (CS8)

It has been pointed out by several people that there is a similarity of surnames between that of this ghost and Sturgis Podmore. We have no hard evidence regarding any possible connection between the two other than the coincidence of name, so far. -- MLW

de Montmorency, Laverne (SEE Montmorency, Laverne de)

Derek

(b. circa 1982)

Hogwarts student, 1993 - 2000.
Stayed over Christmas holidays December 1993 during his first year; Derek was startled when Dumbledore passed him the chipolatas at Christmas dinner, breaking the ice a bit (PA11).

Derrick Slytherin Quidditch

(b. circa 1977)

Slytherin 1988 - 1995, Quidditch Beater (PA15, OP19).

Derrick = a very large machine for moving heavy objects (apt name for the typical Slytherin Beater); used to mean 'hangman, gallows.'

Derwent, Dilys Magical medicine. Hogwarts staff portrait, tapestry, sculpture

(1700s)

St. Mungo's Healer 1722 - 1741 (OP22).
Headmistress of Hogwarts 1741 - 1768 (OP22).
Dumbledore says she was a "celebrated" Headmistress which is why copies of her portrait hang not only in Dumbledore's office but in the main admitting area for St. Mungo's (OP22). Derwent has long silver ringlets.

Despard, Dragomir

The pseudonym Ron used when he accompanied Hermione—Polyjuiced into Bellatrix—into Diagon Alley and Gringotts. Along with the fake name, Hermione gave Ron a Transfigured look: long wavy hair, a beard and mustache, and heavy eyebrows. Harry said that he wasn’t really his type, but he’d do (DH26).

It is a testimony to the eccentricity of Wizarding names that no one batted an eye at Ron's alias.
Dragomir=Ron probably got this first name from the Chudley Cannons' Chaser, Dragomir Gorgovich.

Deverill, Barnabas

One-time possessor of the Elder Wand who was k illed by Loxias (DH21).

Deverill, Philbert Quidditch

Manager of Puddlemere United who was as mystified as anyone when the team hit a winning streak (DP) .

Diggle, Dedalus Order of the Phoenix

A member of the Order of the Phoenix in both the first and second wars against Voldemort (OP3, OP9), this wizard was in the Leaky Cauldron when Hagrid brought Harry in on July 31, 1991. Diggle once bowed to Harry in a shop (PS5), much to Petunia Dursley's horror. He lives in Kent and, according to Minerva McGonagall, has never had any sense (PS1). Diggle served as an escort for Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley Dursley, getting them to safety when the enchantment of Harry’s protection was broken. While he was taking care of the Dursleys, his house was searched by Death Eaters and burned down (DH11).

Daedalus (Greek mythology) - the legendary inventor who designed the labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur. When Minos later imprisoned him on Crete, Daedalus created wings out of wax and feathers so that he and his son Icarus could fly to safety; Icarus flew too near the sun and fell to his death when the wax melted, but Daedalus escaped. - MLW

Diggory family

Dillonsby, Ivor

Wizard interviewed by Rita Skeeter for her book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore. Claims he discovered eight uses of Dragon’s Blood when Dumbledore “borrowed his papers” (DH2). Dillonsby is also is of the opinion that Bathilda Bagshot is senile (DH18).

Dimitrov Quidditch

Bulgarian National Team Chaser (GF8).

Dingle, Harold

Hogwarts student, 1990s.
Tried to sell what he claimed was powdered dragon claw to other students as a study aid; Hermione confiscated and destroyed them because they were really dried Doxy droppings (OP31).

Dippet, Armando Hogwarts staff portrait, tapestry, sculpture Chocolate Frog Card

Former headmaster of Hogwarts (c. 1942), who was totally taken in by Tom Riddle. Dippet's portrait hangs in Dumbledore's office (OP37). In life, he was nearly bald and somewhat feeble (CS13).

Dippet appears on a Famous Wizard card (PA/g).

"Dip" U.S. slang for someone who is rather inept and silly.

"dishwasher at the Leaky Cauldron"

Young wizard who tried to impress Veela at the Quidditch World Cup by telling them that he was a dragon killer for the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures (GF9).

Dobbs, Emma

(b. circa 1983)

Hogwarts student, 1994 - 2001 (GF12). A new Hogwarts student Harry watched being Sorted (GF12).

Wozard of the month image of Daisy Dodderidge, copyright Lightmaker.Dodderidge, Daisy Merchant. Chocolate Frog Card

(1467 - 1555)

Builder and first landlady of the Leaky Cauldron. Daisy wanted to create a gateway between the Muggle world and Diagon Alley. Her inn became famous for its welcoming atmosphere (and for the connection to Diagon Alley, of course) (fw/32).

JKR's Wizard of the Month for March, 2006.

Doge, Elphias Order of the Phoenix Ministry of Magic

(b. circa 1881 - present)

Old wizard the same age as Dumbledore, with a wheezy voice and silver hair (DH8). Doge was part of the original Order of the Phoenix and at the time wore a "stupid" hat. Part of the Advance Guard that helped Harry in his escape from number four, Privet Drive (OP3). Has been previously mentioned as a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Special Advisor to the Wizengamot and longstanding friend of Albus Dumbledore who wrote the latter's obituary for the Daily Prophet (DH2). Doge was disinclined to cooperate with Rita Skeeter in her preparation of The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore (DH8), and was referred to by her as "Dodgy" (DH2) and "Dogbreath" (DH18).

An Elphias Levi wrote Dogme et Rituel de Haute Magie (Dogma and Ritual of High Magic). -- MLW

Dolohov, Antonin Death Eater

(d. May 2, 1998?)

Dolohov was one of Tom Riddle’s friend after leaving school, one of the original Death Eaters (HBP20). He was sent to Azkaban for the murders of Gideon and Fabian Prewett (OP25). Dolohov escaped from Azkaban early in 1996, along with Bellatrix Lestrange and several other high-security prisoners, and rejoined Voldemort. He participated in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and was recaptured. Dolohov's "specialty attack" was a jet of purple light cast in a zigzag pattern which causes severe internal injury (OP31). Released again from Azkaban, Dolohov attacked Harry, Ron, and Hermione in a café on Tottenham Court Road (DH9). During the Battle of Hogwarts, Dolohov killed Remus Lupin (DH31, BLC) but was finally taken down by Flitwick (DH36).

Dorkins, Ragmar Quidditch

Manager of the Chudley Cannons, who collapsed in shock when they beat the Falcons in September 1999 (DP).

Note: this date does not fit with canon.

Dorny, J.

Hogwarts student, 1990s (QA)
Student who checked Quidditch Through The Ages out of the Hogwarts library (QA).

Dudley, Vernon

Fake name Harry uses as an alias to hide his identity from Greyback and the Snatchers (DH23).

Wizard card for Kirley Duke.Duke, Kirley music, rhymes, and dance Chocolate Frog Card

(b. 1971)

Plays lead guitar with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters (fw93). He is the son of Catriona McCormack (QA7).

Dukelow, Matilda Quidditch

A fan of the Holyhead Harpies, Matilda saw Puddlemere United Chaser Wilda Griffiths disappear during a match and assumed she’d turned herself invisible, which is against the rules. It took awhile for Matilda to realize that Wilda had been kidnapped (DP).

Dumbledore family

"dumpy wizard with a large black moustache" Ministry of Magic

Sat in the second row of Harry's Wizengamot trial and whispered to a "frizzy-haired" witch (OP8).

Dunstan, B.

Hogwarts student, 1990s (QA)
Checked Quidditch Through The Ages out of the Hogwarts library (QA).

Dzou Yen Chocolate Frog Card

(4th Century B.C.)

Chinese Alchemist (fw).

 

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