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Igor Karkaroff, copyright Laura Freeman.Karkaroff, Igor Death Eater

(d. 1996)

Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute and a former Death Eater. Karkaroff turned in other Death Eaters to the Wizengamot in order to save himself from Azkaban. He ran for his life in June 1995 when the Dark Mark burned into his arm showed that Voldemort had returned (GF35). Found dead, presumably murdered by Death Eaters, in the first weeks of the Second Wizarding War (late June or early July 1996) (HBP6).

Keddle, Gertie AuthorQuidditch

(11th-Century)

Lived on the edge of Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century. She wrote rather complainingly in her diary about neighbours playing a primitive form of Quidditch, labeling every entry as the same day of the week, Tuesday; picked nettles in the marsh, invited her friend Gwenog over for a cup of nettle tea (QA3).

Kegg, Roland Chocolate Frog Card

(b. 1903)

President of English Gobstones team (fw76).

Wizard card for Roland Kegg. Keitch, Randolph Quidditch

Played for the Falmouth Falcons; along with Basil Horton started the Comet Trading Company in 1929. The two are also the creators of the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm (QA9).

Wizard card for Elladora Ketteridge.Ketteridge, Elladora Herbology Chocolate Frog Card

(1656 - 1729)

Witch who discovered the properties of gillyweed when she nearly suffocated after eating it and recovered only when she stuck her head into a bucket of water (fw46).

There is no known link between Elladora Ketteridge and Sirius's aunt Elladora (1850-1931).

Kettleburn, Professor Hogwarts staff magical creatures

Care of Magical Creatures teacher until September, 1993, when he retired to spend time with "his remaining limbs." Hagrid took over for him (PA6).

Kevin

2-year-old boy, hanging around his parents' tent bright and early in the morning at the Quidditch World Cup campground. He played with his father's wand and managed to enlarge a slug, much to his mother's dismay. She took the wand away and told him that he was not allowed to touch Daddy's wand. (GF7).

Kevin's mother

Took the wand away from Kevin and accidentally stepped on an enlarged slug (GF7).

Kiely, Aidan Quidditch

Kenmare Kestrels Seeker (DP).

This player's name would appear to be an homage to Aine Kiely.

King, R. J. H. Gryffindor Quidditch Warner Brothers movies.

Not canon: see Conjuring Spells - PS/f.

Kirke, Andrew Gryffindor Quidditch

Gryffindor, mid 1990s; Quidditch Beater, 1995-6.
Kirke was at least a second year during the 1995 - 1996 school year, and became a Beater on the Quidditch team after Fred and George were banned (OP21). Unfortunately he wasn’t very good – the most memorable moment of his season was when he fell backwards off his broom in fright during a match against Hufflepuff (OP26).

The name Andrew Kirke combines the names of the magician (Andrew Ketterley) and his nephew (Digory Kirke) of the title of The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis.

Kneen, Goodwin Author Quidditch

(twelfth century)

A wizard from Yorkshire who in the twelfth century wrote his cousin Olaf in Norway about playing a "spirited game of Kwidditch last Sunday night." He speaks of a player in the position of Catcher and a ball called a Blooder. Goodwin was married to Gunhilda (QA3).

Kneen, Gunhilda Magical medicine. Quidditch

(1100s)

Wife of Goodwin Kneen, she was to have played Catcher against the Ilkley quidditch team, but due to a case of dragon pox had to sit out the match. She was a bit upset when her husband came home late after celebrating their win, so she fired off some nasty jinxes at him, including one which removed his fingers temporarily. ‘Catcher’ was an old term for Chaser (QA3).

Wizard card for Montague Knightley.Knightley, Montague Chocolate Frog Card

(1506 - 1588)

Wizard Chess Champion (fw35).

A knight is a playing piece in chess.

Krum, Mr. and Mrs.

Viktor Krum's parents; his father has a hooked nose like his son, and his mother is “dark-haired.” Mr. and Mrs. Krum travelled from Bulgaria to Hogwarts for the third and final task of the 1994 - 1995 Triwizard Tournament (GF31). Either Mr. or Mrs. Krum's father was one of the many victims of Gellert Grindelwald (DH8).

bust, Viktor Krum, copyright Laura Freeman.Krum, Viktor Quidditch

(b. 1977)

Bulgarian Seeker at the Quidditch World Cup, August 1994-95.

A famous international Quidditch player while still in school (GF8), Viktor Krum attended Hogwarts for the 1994-1995 school year, and represented Durmstrang Institute as their 1994 - 1995 Triwizard Tournament champion (GF16). Though a number of girls spent the year fawning over him (GF19), Krum became interested in Hermione, who accompanied him to the Yule Ball (GF23) and was the person he would “sorely miss,” held hostage in the second task (GF8). Despite his surly nature and Ron’s jealousy (OP21), Krum was always kind to Harry (GF37).

Krum was still corresponding with Hermione a year after the Triwizard Tournament (OP21), although she appeared to have declined his invitation to visit during the summer of 1995 (GF27). He saw Hermione and Harry again (though Harry was in disguise) at Fleur Delacour’s wedding; there he took exception to the symbol of the Deathly Hallows that Xeno Lovegood was wearing, thinking it to be the symbol of Gellert Grindelwald. He also complained to Harry, “Vot is the point of being an international Quidditch player if all the good-looking girls are taken?” (DH8).

 

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