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Newton "Newt" Artemis Fido Scamander

Famous Wizard Card of Newt Scamander, copyright EA.Born: 1897
Hogwarts: 1908 - 1916.

Author of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (PS5) and a number of other books.

Wife: Porpentina Scamander.
Son: Rolf Scamander, husband of Luna Lovegood (offsiteBLC).
Home: Currently retired, living in Dorset with his wife and three pet Kneazles; according to his Famous Wizard card, he also currently studies Fire Slugs in the Brazilian rain forest (CF, fw73).
Career: joined Ministry of Magic, Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures:

Awards
Order of Merlin, 2nd Class (1979).
Famous Wizard card #19

Icon for The Magical World of Harry Potter (book)."[His] name is filled with puns. Newts are small salamanders ... Artemis was the Greek goddess of hunting ... Fido ... is a common pet name ... Scamander sounds like salamander..." (pp. 23-24)

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