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Wizard card for Perpetua Fancourt. Fancourt, Perpetua Chocolate Frog Card Ravenclaw

(1900 - 1991)

Witch who invented the Lunascope (fw75, Pm).

Farley, Gemma Slytherin

Slytherin, c. 1987-1994
Slytherin Prefect who welcomes new students to that House (Pm).

Fat Friar, the Hogwarts staffHufflepuff Ghost.

Was once a Hufflepuff, now is their resident ghost. He is a jolly, friendly ghost who cheerfully wishes the first years good day and hopes they'll be in Hufflepuff (PS7).

Fat Lady, the Hogwarts staff portrait, tapestry, sculpture

Inhabitant of a portrait which covers and guards the entrance to Gryffindor Tower. She gets a bit irritable occasionally. She is friends with Violet. She has hung over the entrance to Gryffindor tower for many years, dating at least as far back as Molly and Arthur Weasley's time at Hogwarts. (More...)

Fawcett family

Family living near Ottery St. Catchpole (GF6). See also Miss S. Fawcett.

Fawcett, Miss S. Ravenclaw

(b. circa 1980)

Ravenclaw, 1991 - 1998 (CS11, GF16, GF23)
Possibly part of the Fawcett family of Ottery St. Catchpole. Attended the Duelling Club in 1992 (CS11) and the Yule Ball in 1994 (GF23). For a short time she had a long white beard, thanks to trying to cross Dumbledore's Age Line to put her name in the Goblet of Fire despite being underage (GF16).

Miss Fawcett's dates: During the meeting of the Duelling Club, Miss Fawcett was mentioned as though she were in Harry's year. She could not have attended the Yule Ball without an older date unless she were at least in Harry's year. Dumbledore's Age Line shows that she could not have started Hogwarts before 1990. It seems a reasonable deduction that she is in Harry's year. Still, this a deduction, not something stated explicitly in canon. -- MLW

Miss Fawcett's House: There is a discrepancy between the British and American first editions of Goblet of Fire. In the first British edition, we read "'Ten points from Hufflepuff, Fawcett!' Snape snarled as a girl ran past him." In the most recent American edition, Snape deducts her points from Ravenclaw. --LWB

There is a discrepancy between the British and American first editions of Goblet of Fire. In the first British edition, we read "'Ten points from Hufflepuff, Fawcett!' Snape snarled as a girl ran past him." In the most recent American edition, Snape deducts her points from Ravenclaw (GF23). --SVA

Fenwick, Benjy Order of the Phoenix

Member of the Order of the Phoenix during the 1970s, killed by Death Eaters; they only found bits of him (OP9).

Fergus

Seamus Finnegan’s annoying cousin (HBP17).

Figg, Arabella Doreen Order of the Phoenix

Squib living in Wisteria Walk in Little Whinging who monitors Harry with the help of her cats, including Mr. Tibbles. Member of the Order of the Phoenix. (More...)

Filch, Argus Hogwarts staff

Caretaker at Hogwarts c. 1990s
Filch is a Squib who treats students as if they are vermin to be eradicated from the castle. (More...)

"Argus" = beast in Greek mythology, a watchman with a hundred sets of eyes (200 in total).
"filch" = English "to steal."

Filibuster

Presumably the inventor of Filibuster’s Fabulous No-Heat, Wet-Start Fireworks (GF11).

Justin Finch-Fletchley © Laura Freeman Finch-Fletchley, Justin Hufflepuff Dumbledore's Army

(b. circa 1980)

Hufflepuff 1991 - 1998 (PS7)
A member of Dumbledore's Army, this curly-haired Muggle-born wizard was down for the exclusive Muggle school Eton until he got the letter from Hogwarts (so it is quite likely that his parents are very wealthy). Justin was threatened by a snake at the Duelling Club until Harry called it off, thus publicly revealing his status as a Parselmouth. Justin was Petrified by the basilisk on December 18, 1992.

Justin's name is sometimes given as "Fitch-Fletchley," but that is incorrect.

Fingal the Fearless

Legendary Irish wizard who is alleged to have been an Aingingein champion (QA2).

Finkley, Barnabus

Wizard for whom the Hogwarts' Barnabus Finkley Prize for Exceptional Spell-Casting is named (DH18).

Finnigan, Mrs.

Seamus' mother. He introduced her to Harry, Ron, and Hermione at the Quidditch World Cup (GF7). She is a witch, but his father is a Muggle who didn't find out until after they were married that she had magic powers. Seamus' mother read the Daily Prophet and believed that Dumbledore and Harry had gone crazy and were lying about Voldemort's return. As a result, she seriously considered not allowing Seamus to return to Hogwarts in September 1995 (OP11). When Dumbledore died Mrs. Finnigan tried unsuccessfully to make Seamus come home before Dumbledore's funeral (HBP30).

Finnigan, Seamus GryffindorDumbledore's Army

(b. circa 1980)

Gryffindor, 1991 - 1998 (PS7).
A Hogwarts student in Harry's year. (More...)

Fitch-Fletchley, Justin, see Finch-Fletchley, Justin

Nicolas Flamel (engraving). Flamel, Nicolas Author

(b. circa 1326 - d. mid-1990s)

Flamel is a celebrated alchemist (DH2) who is famous for creating the only known Philosopher's Stone in existence. As a result, Flame and his wife Perenelle (b. circa 1333) lived for over 600 years (PS17, JKR). Dumbledore did some alchemical work with him in the 1900s (PS17). Flamel met his wife Perenelle while the two of them were students at Beauxbatons (Pm).

JKR on Flamel: Nicolas Flamel is an historical character. Flamel lived in France in the fourteenth century and is supposed to have discovered how to make a philosopher's stone. There are mentions of sightings of him through the centuries because he was supposed to have gained immortality. There are still streets named after Flamel and his wife Perenelle in Paris. (JKR)

WEB LINKWeb link about the real Nicolas Flamel
Notes about using the real Flamel's birthdate as a basis for dating the Harry Potter series
Essay: Nicolas Flamel and the Philosopher's Stone

Magical Worlds of Harry Potter"According to history, Flamel died in 1410, a few years after his wife, Perenelle..." (pp.71-73).

Flamel, Perenelle

(b. circa 1333 - d. betw. 1991 and 1996 --JKR)

Nicolas's wife (PS17). She and her future husband met while attending Beauxbatons Academy (Pm).

"Perenelle" is a play on the word "perennial'' meaning perpetual and everlasting.

Fleabert, Mopsy magical creatures Author

Author of the book Animal Ghosts of Britain (Pm).

This is possibly the same character as the one Rowling mentioned in this comment from her original website:

When Padfoot returns in Goblet of Fire, I initially had him stay with a highly-eccentric, dog-loving old witch on the edge of Hogsmeade. She kept a pack of ill-assorted dogs, was on constant bad terms with her neighbours because of the barking and the mess, and had welcomed in Sirius, assuming him to be a stray. I think my editor was quite right to ask me to get rid of Mopsy, because she added nothing to the plot. I just liked portraying a batty dog-lover (as opposed to batty cat-lover Mrs. Figg). (JKR: Extra Stuff)

The name "Fleabert" almost certainly refers to fleas, small biting insects famous for infesting cats and dogs.

Fleetwood

Presumably the inventor of Fleetwood's High-Finish Handle Polish (PA1), part of the Broomstick Servicing Kit that Hermione gave Harry for his 13th birthday.

'fleet' - Eng. 'fast' + 'wood', which broomstick handles are made of

Fletcher, Mundungus "Dung" Order of the Phoenix

One of the "old crowd," wizards who fought Voldemort in the 1970s. Described as a "squat, bandy-legged man with long, straggly, ginger hair (HBP12)." (More...)

"Mundungus" according to JKR, is the name of a particularly smelly variety of tobacco (RAH).
"Fletcher" = [English] one who makes arrows (the feathers are referred to as fletching).

Wizard of the Month Laurentia Fletwock, copyright Lightmaker.Fletwock, Laurentia magical creatures Broomsticks.

(b. 1947)

According to Jo's website, Fletwock is a "celebrated breeder and racer of winged horses" who has "campaigned for tighter restrictions on broomstick use." JKR's Wizard of the Month for December, 2006.

The name "Laurentia" (also Lawrence, Laura) is probably a reference to the laurel plant used to crown winners of athletic events in Ancient Greece; it is also the geologists' name for the ancient core of North America and Eurasia.
Fletwock seems to be a sound-alike (not quite a homonym) for the word "fetlock," the ankle joint of a horse's leg. Was this one of the names Jo came up with when she was deciding on Professor Flitwick's name?

Flint, Marcus Slytherin Quidditch

Slytherin, 1986 - 1994 (repeated a year), Quidditch Chaser and captain. Harry thought he looked like he had troll blood. He wasn’t beyond a bit of cheating to win a match (PS11, CS7, 10, PA13).

Q: In the first book you said Slytherin house Quidditch captain was sixth year Marcus Flint. If there are only seven years of Hogwarts, why is he in the third book?
A: He had to do a year again! :-) (Sch1)

"Flint" is a mineral known for its hardness. Arrowheads were made out of flint.

Flint, Ursula

Ursula Flint was the wife of Hogwarts Headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black who lived 1847-1925 (BFT).
They had at least three children: one, the unknown husband of Violetta Bulstrode, Belvina and Arcturus (BFT).

Flitwick, Filius Ravenclaw Spells. Hogwarts staff

(b. October 17, year unknown)

Charms teacher & Head of Ravenclaw House, Hogwarts staff. (More...)

Florence

Probably a student at Hogwarts, a contemporary of Bertha Jorkins, who spied on her and saw her being kissed by some unidentified boy. Upon being hexed as a result, Bertha complained to Dumbledore, the Headmaster:

"He put a hex on me, Professor Dumbledore, and I was only teasing him, sir, I only said I'd seen him kissing Florence behind the greenhouses last Thursday..." (GF30).

Flume, Ambrosius Member of the "Slug Club." Merchant.

Owner (along with his wife) of Honeydukes Sweetshop in Hogsmeade (HBP4). Honeydukes not only sells a wide variety of sweets, they also make their own fudge and enormous blocks of chocolate.

Ambrosia=Along with nectar, the food and drink of the Greek & Roman gods; it continually reinforces their immortality (Ency. Myth.).
Flume= A narrow gorge, usually with a stream flowing through it (Dict.).

Flume, Mrs. Merchant.

Owner (along with her husband) of Honeydukes Sweetshop in Hogsmeade.

Fortescue, Dexter Hogwarts staff portrait, tapestry, sculpture

Red-nosed, corpulent wizard. Fortescue was at one time a Headmaster of Hogwarts. His portrait hangs in the Headmaster's office (OP27).

Fortescue, Florean Merchant.

(d. 1996)

Owned an ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley. Florean knows quite a bit about medieval wizardry; When Harry was living at the Leaky Cauldron for a couple of weeks, he spent part of his days working on his homework at Florean's shop. Florean gave him free sundaes every half hour and helped with his essay on medieval wizardry (PA4).

Fortescue was one of the first victims of Death Eaters in the Second Wizarding War (late June or early July 1996). when he was dragged off from his shop and killed. Rowling has hinted that there was more to him than was revealed in the books (HBP6, PC/JKR2).

Fridwulfa, See List of Non-wizards

Frobisher, Victoria (Vicky) Gryffindor

Gryffindor, early 1990s.
Involved in many school activities, particularly Charms Club. Tried out for Gryffindor Keeper in autumn 1995 and flew better than Ron Weasley; however, she was rejected because she said that Charms Club would rank higher in her priorities than Quidditch in the event of a conflict (OP13).

Fudge, Cornelius Ministry of Magic

Minister for Magic from 1990-1996; "sacked" approximately ten days after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (HBP1). Replaced by Rufus Scrimgeour. (More...)

"Fudge" Eng. to cheat or behave dishonestly; to fail to fulfill a promise or obligation.

Fulbert the Fearful Wizard Card.Fulbert the Fearful Chocolate Frog card

(1014 - 1097)

So cowardly that he never went out of his house. He died when his roof collapsed as a result of a Defensive Charm that backfired (fw20).

Wizard card for Dymphna Furmage. Furmage, Dymphna magical creatures Chocolate Frog Card

(1612 - 1698)

Terrified of pixies after an unfortunate incident while on holiday in Cornwall (fw43).

 

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