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Famous Wizard Cards: Analysis and Discussion

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Famous Wizard Cards: Analysis and Discussion

Introduction

In the book, these cards are collected and traded by students and referred to as Chocolate Frog Cards. However, “real” versions of these cards exist, created by Rowling herself, providing a fascinating look into the vast scope of Wizarding history.

After the release of the fourth book, the world of Harry Potter expanded quite dramatically. Rowling sold the film rights of the series to Warner Bros. and also signed merchandising contracts with a number of companies. In order for some of these products to be made, additional information about the Harry Potter universe was required. Rather than let others create this information, Rowling did it herself. The 101 famous wizard cards are one of the results of that effort. Later cards were written for other mediums. This list attempts to compare all of the different cards written. It is unclear if all of these sources are from J. K. Rowling. I have tried to keep my commentary to a minimum and let the text stand on its own.

Sources I used

The main 101 cards (CS/g, Dis, EA)

These cards were conclusively written by Rowling in some form or another. They constituted the card set for the Electronic Arts Chamber of Secrets video game, and some of the Philosopher Stone video games as well (others only had small parts of this set). Most (if not all) of these cards were included in the Prisoner of Azkaban game. Some cards later wound up on Rowling’s website and Pottermore. Different platforms had slightly different versions of the text. The only platform that I could personally verify (based on a YouTube video) is the PC version of Chamber of Secrets, which is here labeled as CS/g. The abridged Americanized copies of the cards included in the March 2003 issue of the Disney Adventures magazine is labeled Dis. Other (unverified) versions are labeled EA. I believe that the version later carried over to Pottermore is the most accurate version, but that is probably up to interpretation. When comparing the different unverified versions, I choose to ignore any differences easily attributed to typos unless they affect canon in some way.

The supplementary cards from the Prisoner of Azkaban (PA/g)

The EA game for the Prisoner of Azkaban introduced twenty-five supplementary cards in addition to the original 101. I somewhat doubt the validity of many of these cards (due to them being rehashes of either old Harry Potter material or of real-life/mythological figures with no new Harry Potter content.) Twelve of these cards I do not consider to be canon (more detail below). The non-canon cards are still shown.

Real Life Chocolate frog cards (Hasbro, WWHP)

The candy chocolate frogs included collectible cards. Different editions of these were made by different companies throughout the years. In the early 2000’s a set of twenty-four cards in the style of real chocolate frog cards was released in the US by Hasbro. Although all of these characters had previously appeared in the EA cards, these entries were greatly expanded. I have yet to see any concrete evidence that they were written by Rowling, but they definitely have a similar writing style. They are included here under the label Hasbro.

Universal Studios made some cards to accompany the movie replica chocolate frogs which they sold in their parks. A total of five cards were made – the founders and Dumbledore. The text was mainly that of JKR, but a few lines were added. Rowling most probably didn’t write the additions as they are just rehashing existing canon. Nevertheless, they are included here (under the label WWHP) for completeness, as they match the format.

Although there have been many other incarnations of these candies, none have included cards which either match this format or which have reasonable possibility of being written by Jo.

Wizard of the Month from the old jkrowling.com (JKR)

In 2004, JK Rowling’s old website started a feature where each month a different Wizard or Which would be feature with a small blurb. At first these were just repostings of the EA cards, but later some new characters would be featured as well. By the time that this stopped (41 wizards later) in 2007, nineteen new bios had been featured, twelve of which were brand new characters never shown on cards before.

The Harry Potter Books

Ten chocolate frog cards are mentioned by name (Agrippa, Circe, Cliodna, Alberic Grunnion, Hengist of Woodcroft, Paracelsus, Ptolemy, Merlin, Morgana, and Dumbledore), though the only one which we are given any indication of the contents is Dumbledore. In a later writing on McGonagall, Rowling went on to reveal that she also got her own card, but never gave us the contents.

Pottermore’s Timeline of the Wizarding World (Pm)

In June of 2015, the old Pottermore included a “Timeline of the Wizarding World” (also known as “History of Magic”). This was really just a version of the EA cards compiled with JKR (JKR was used over EA for the seven entries which conflicted.) arranged in chronological order by birthdate. In addition, two incorrect dates (Beatrix Bloxam and Albus Dumbledore) were fixed, “The Weird Sisters” became “the Weird Sisters”, “Warlock’s Council” became “Wizards’ Council”, “potion making” became “potion-making”, and the Miranda Goshawk card was excluded (probably due to inconsistency with the new Book of Spells). While some may view this as non-canon due to its lack of new info, I personally view this as the highest form of canon here for determining the order of the medieval wizards, and for conflicts between different editions of the cards. It should be noted that Pottermore used the red quill icon (which they use to indicate things written by Jo) next to every entry in this timeline.

Pottermore’s collectible Chocolate Frog Cards (PmTrunk)

The old Pottermore had collectible wizard cards that you could pick up. These were usually either a direct copy of EA or a paraphrased version. Occasionally they rehashed info from other canon sources as well. These covered sixty of the 101 original cards. There is absolutely no new info here, and these descriptions clearly weren’t newly written by Rowling. They are only included here for sake of completeness.

Sources I did not use:

Harry Potter Lexicon’s old master card list (https://legacy.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/card_wizards.html)

This list was a compilation of Dis, Hasbro, and info from the books. PA/g is appended to the bottom. Although definitely canon, the list itself is clearly not a primary source.

Harry Potter Wiki’s card list (http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Chocolate_Frog_Cards)

This list is a mixture of the Lexicons list, some primary sources, some clearly non-canon sources, and people’s imagination. (Like most of the wiki.) Case in point, see Harry’s entry. As such, this list obviously is not to be relied upon.

Most other lists online take one or both of the previous two lists as gospel.

Harry Potter Trading Card Game

While I would have loved to include stuff from here, there wasn’t much that I could. The only “new” information comes from the card titles, and the characters in the trading card game are exclusively contemporary characters. (The only overlap is Harry and Dumbledore.) I’m not making entries for Quirrell and Sprout just to show off their (possibly canonical) first names.

The Jelly Belly cards

In 2011, Jelly Belly took over the distribution of the candy chocolate frogs, and made a set of sixteen cards, in the style of famous wizard cards. However, these are clearly just rehashings of book information. Additionally, the only overlap is Dumbledore (copy paste of the books description) and a few of the Weird Sisters (EA but without the words “Weird Sisters”). There was no point of including just those five cards, and no point of creating new entries for non-canonical cards. Most of the other incarnations of these candies had cards without accompanying text, or only had cards of place and animals.

My sources:

More information:

From JKR’s old website’s FAQ:

Q. Did you actually write the information that ended up on the Famous Wizard cards? For that matter, what about the spells in the films? Did you invent those or did Steve Kloves? And why were new incantations created for the movie in the first place? (Example: “Incendio” to “Lacarnum Inflamari”.) (A Mugglenet/Lexicon question)

A. Yes, I wrote the information on the original Famous Wizard cards. As you have noticed, a few of them have now popped up on the ‘Wizard of the Month’ cards on my website desk.

Spells in the films – there I’ve lost track. Steve invented some and I gave him others. Some of the new incantations, such as ‘lacarnum inflamari’ must have sounded more dramatic onscreen – although by the time you’ve managed to say ‘lacarnum inflamari’, you’ve surely lost precious seconds in which the Devil’s Snare might have throttled you. But that’s showbiz.

From Warner Bros. vs RDR Books:

Plaintiff: What are wizard cards?
Rowling: Within the world of Harry Potter, if you buy a chocolate frog, then you receive a famous wizard card inside the wrapping.
Plaintiff: Did you create wizard cards for use in an Electronic Arts video game?
Rowling: Yes, I did.
Plaintiff: And do Warner Bros. and Electronic Arts own the copyright to those cards?
Rowling: Yes, I believe so.
Plaintiff: Let’s put on the screen Exhibit 34. Can you please tell the Court what Exhibit 34 is.
Rowling: This is a list of the famous wizards, well, fictional famous wizards, and their achievements and dates of life and death — of birth and death, that I provided to Electronic Arts.
Plaintiff: Did you make these wizards up?
Rowling: I did. Occasionally there is someone who existed in reality. I’ve taken some liberties with their biography.

Reasons why many of the PA/g cards aren’t canon:

This is a matter of some debate, as I am told that there is circumstantial evidence that these cards were all written by Rowling. I will therefore lay out the reasons why I do not consider lots of them to be canon. Note that I still include them, just in italics text, somewhat distinct from the rest.

I will start off by saying that all of the “reprints” of the cards ignored the PA/g cards. (Hasbro took 24 of the CS/g cards, JKR took 29, PmTrunk took 59, and Pm took all of CS/g and JKR.) Going with my general approach that the Pottermore timeline is the most accurate edition, the absence of PA/g very significant. Also, unlike some of the other sources (CS/g and JKR), we do not have any confirmation that these came from Rowling.

Looking at the twenty-five cards themselves, we have some that clearly look like canon, while others that clearly don’t.

Twelve of these cards contain no new creative work. (Eight are real-life mythological figures without any signs of adaptation, and four are preexisting Harry Potter characters.)

A more telling example of this is Professor Dippet’s card:

Professor Armando Dippet
Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, c. 1940.

This lack of new information, using a vague date based solely after his appearance in the books, is usually indicative of someone other than Rowling compiling what we already know, not writing new canon.

The twelve cards in this category are:

Already existing characters: Professor Armando Dippet (books), Barberus Bragge (QttA), Edgar Cloggs (Video Games), Hengist of Upper Barnton (FW)

Characters clearly directly based off of real-life or mythological figures WITHOUT any Harry Potter connection: Dzou Yen, Count Vlad Drakul, Babayaga, Old Mother Hubbard, Bran the Bloodthirsty, Cyclops, Goliath, Morholt

Another five cards, while also showing distinct signs of being based on real-life/mythological figures, have been somewhat adapted (three of which were made to match the Harry Potter world.)

Adapted, just not for Harry Potter: Amarillo Lestoat, Lady Carmilla Sanguina
Adapted to fit Harry Potter: Sir Herbert Varney, Malodora Grymm, Leticia Somnolens

Then we have the eight completely new characters.

Three of these reappeared in later canon: Ug the Unreliable, Urg the Unclean, Gringott
Two of them reference Fantastic Beasts: Cordelia Misericordia Eargit the Ugly
Three other new characters: Falco Aesalon, Blodwyn Bludd, Alguff the Awful

I would put these cards as less canonical then the original 101, but once again, it’s really up for interpretation, and I include them all for the sake of completeness. (The twelve cards which don’t look like canon are in smaller text.)

Note that I am excluding the cards which just feature creatures (Common Welsh Green Dragon, Hebridean Black Dragon, Hungarian Horntail Dragon, Romanian Longhorn Dragon, Norwegian Ridgeback Dragon, Imp, Doxy, Bowtruckle, Billywig, Gnome, Giant Squid, Manticore, Unicorn, Mountain Troll, Phoenix), because A)They are beasts, not beings, and B)The contents of the cards are just rehashing of information form Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (with the possible exception of “Doxy” and “Giant Squid”):

Doxy
Sometimes mistaken for a fairy. Nests in bushes and if approached will attempt to bite with its double rows of sharp, venomous teeth.

Giant Squid
The bane of ancient mariners and students at Hogwarts – should the latter decide to go for a dip in the lake.

The Cards

Ancient Greek

{Goliath}

PA/g
Biblical, dates unknown.
(Giant)
Mercenary giant used by the Philistines in their war with the Israelites. Was slain by a young boy with a slingshot.

Mopsus

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Ancient Greek, dates unknown
Ancient Greek soothsayer who vanquished the Seer Calchas in a contest of their powers.
PmTrunk
An Ancient Greek soothsayer who vanquished the Seer Calchas in a contest of their powers.
Notes
Mopsus was the name of the divination teacher in the original drafts who was later partially replaced with Mad-eye Moody.

Circe

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Ancient Greek, dates unknown
Lived on Island of Aeaea. Expert at turning lost sailors into pigs.
PmTrunk
Circe was an ancient Greek who lived on the island of Aeaea and was an expert at turning lost sailors in to pigs.
Other canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Herpo the Foul

Dis, Pm
Ancient Greek, dates unknown
First known creator of the Basilisk.
CS/g
First known creator of the basilisk.
PmTrunk
Herpo the Foul was an Ancient Greek wizard and the first known creator of the Basilisk.
Other canon
Fantastic beasts and Where to Find Them

Andros the Invincible

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Ancient Greek, dates unknown
Alleged to have been the only known wizard to produce a Patronus the size of a giant.
EA
Alleged to have been the only known Wizard to produce a Patronus of giant size.
PmTrunk
This Ancient Greek is alleged to be the only known wizard to have produced a Patronus the size of a giant.
Other canon
Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Falco Aesalon

PA/g
Ancient Greek, dates unknown.
The first recorded example of an Animagus, he could transform himself into a falcon.

{Cyclops}

PA/g
Ancient Greek, dates unknown.
(Giant)
A one-eyed giant who lived in a cave at the foot of Mount Etna. With the help of several sheep, was slain by the Greek hero, Odysseus.

{Dzou Yen}

PA/g
4th Century B.C.
Chinese Alchemist

{Morholt}

PA/g
Ancient Celtic, dates unknown.
(Giant)
Gigantic brother of the King of Ireland. Wounded Tristan, the Celtic hero, with a poisoned sword when the latter tried to kill him.

Medieval

Queen Maeve

CS/g, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Legendary witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Dis

Witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts.
EA
Legendary witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland.
PmTrunk
This legendary witch trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Notes
One of our only examples of magical education before Hogwarts

Salazar Slytherin

CS/g, Dis
Medieval, dates unknown
Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave his name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
JKR, Pm
Medieval (precise dates unknown)
One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Salazar Slytherin was one of the first recorded Parselmouths, an accomplished Legilimens, and a notorious champion of pureblood supremacy.
WWHP
Medieval (precise dates unknown)
One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Salazar Slytherin was one of the first recorded Parselmouths, an accomplished Legilimens, and a notorious champion of pureblood supremacy. His last remaining heir was Lord Voldemort.
PmTrunk
Salazar Slytherin was the founder of Slytherin house at Hogwarts. He was one of the first recorded Parselmouths, an accomplished Legilimens, and a notorious champion of pure-blood supremacy.

Godric Gryffindor

CS/g, Dis
Medieval, dates unknown
Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave his name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
JKR, Pm
Medieval (precise dates unknown)
One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Gryffindor was the most accomplished dueller of his time, an enlightened fighter against Muggle-discrimination and the first owner of the celebrated Sorting Hat.
WWHP
Medieval (precise dates unknown)
One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Gryffindor was the most accomplished dueller of his time, an enlightened fighter against Muggle-discrimination and the first owner of the celebrated Sorting Hat. He was born in the West Country village of Godric’s Hollow.
PmTrunk
Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor house at Hogwarts and the first owner of the celebrated Sorting Hat. He was the most accomplished dueller of his time and an enlightened fighter against Muggle discrimination.

Helga Hufflepuff

CS/g, Dis
Medieval, dates unknown
Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
JKR, Pm
Medieval, (precise dates unknown)
One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts, Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff.
WWHP
Medieval, (precise dates unknown)
One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff.
PmTrunk
Loyal and charming, Helga Hufflepuff was the founder of Hufflepuff house at Hogwarts. She was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related charms.
Hasbro
Co-Founder of Hogwarts
Helga Hufflepuff helped create Hogwarts and gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses. She brought people from different walks of life together to help build Hogwarts and was loved for her charming ways.

Rowena Ravenclaw

CS/g, Dis
Medieval, dates unknown
Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
JKR, Pm
Medieval (precise dates unknown).
One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Rowena Ravenclaw was the most brilliant witch of her time, though legend has it that a broken heart – cause unknown – contributed to her early demise.
WWHP
Medieval (precise dates unknown).
One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Rowena Ravenclaw was the most brilliant witch of her time, though legend has it that a broken heart – cause unknown – contributed to her early demise. Her daughter Helena (the Grey Lady) is the Ravenclaw house ghost at Hogwarts.
PmTrunk
Rowena Ravenclaw was the founder of Ravenclaw house at Hogwarts. Beautiful and intelligent, she was the most brilliant witch of her time.
Hasbro
Co-Founder of Hogwarts
Rowena Ravenclaw helped create Hogwarts and gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses. It’s thought that she came up with the ever-changing floor plan. She’s best remembered for her intelligence and creativity.

Hengist of Woodcroft

EA, Pm, PmTrunk
Medieval, dates unknown
Driven away from his home by Muggle persecutors, Hengist is supposed to have settled in Scotland where he founded the village of Hogsmeade. The Three Broomsticks inn is alleged to be Hengist’s old home.
CS/g
Medieval, dates unknown
Driven away from his home by non-magical persecutors, Hengist is supposed to have settled in Scotland where he founded the village of Hogsmeade. The Three Broomsticks inn is alleged to be Hengist’s old home.
Dis
Driven away from his home by Muggle persecutors, Hengist is supposed to have settled in Scotland where he founded the village of Hogsmeade.
EA
Founded the village of Hogsmeade.
Hasbro
Founder of Hogsmeade
Hengist was a wizard in older times. Driven away from his home by non-wizarding bullies, he reportedly settled in Scotland. There he founded the village of Hogsmeade. Some people say the Three Broomsticks Inn used to be his home.
Other canon
Pottermore, Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Merlin

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Most famous wizard of all time. Sometimes known as the Prince of Enchanters. Part of the Court of King Arthur.
EA
Most famous wizard of all time. Part of the Court of King Arthur.
PmTrunk
Merlin is the most famous wizard of all time. He is sometimes known as the Prince of Enchanters and was part of the Court of King Arthur.
Hasbro
Charms Specialist
The wizard Merlin taught and helped King Arthur. (Arthur once ruled the land that is now part of England.) Merlin wanted wizards to help non-wizards, so he created the Order of Merlin. The Order made rules against using magic on non-wizards.
Other canon
Books, Daily Prophets, Pottermore

Morgan le Fay

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
King Arthur’s half sister. Dark sorceress. Enemy of Merlin.
PmTrunk
Also known as Morgan le Fay, Morgana was a Dark sorceress who was King Arthur’s half sister and an enemy of Merlin.
Hasbro
Bird Animagus
Morgan le Fay, also known as Morgana, affected many events during the time of King Arthur. She was the queen of the island of Avalon, and she had great skill as a healer.
Other canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Cliodne

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Irish druidess who discovered properties of moondew.
PmTrunk
Irish druidess, Cliodna, was a remarkable witch who discovered the magical properties of moondew.
Hasbro
Bird Animagus
The beautiful druid Cliodne had three magical birds that sang the sick to sleep and cured them. Legends say that she could take the shape of a sea bird or change into a wave. Her favorite hobby was flying.
Other canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Merwyn the Malicious

CS/g, Dis, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Credited with the invention of many unpleasant jinxes and hexes.
PmTrunk
Merwyn the Malicious was a medieval wizard credited with the invention of many unpleasant jinxes and hexes.

Uric the Oddball

CS/g, JKR, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Highly eccentric wizard who is famed, among other things, for wearing a jellyfish for a hat.
Dis
Highly eccentric wizard who is famed for, among other things, for wearing a jellyfish for a hat.
Hasbro
Eccentric
Uric was a strange wizard who lived in ancient times. Among other things, he was famous for wearing a jellyfish as a hat. No one knows if he meant to be the weirdest wizard of the ages or if it just came naturally.
Other canon
Philosopher’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pottermore

Wendelin the Weird

EA, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Alleged to have enjoyed being burnt at the stake so much that she allowed herself to be captured forty-seven times in various disguises.
CS/g
Alleged to have enjoyed being burnt at the stake so much that she allowed herself to be captured fourteen times in various disguises.
Dis
Alleged to have enjoyed being burnt at the stake so much that she allowed herself to be captured 14 times in various disguises.
EA
Liked burning at the stake so much she arranged to be lit up 47 times.
Other canon
Prisoner of Azkaban (number is 47)

Ethelred the Ever-Ready

EA, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Famous for taking offense at nothing and cursing innocent bystanders. Died in gaol.
CS/g
Famous for taking offense at nothing and cursing innocent bystanders. Died in Gaol.
Dis, EA

Famous for taking offense at nothing and cursing innocent bystanders. Died in jail.

Gregory the Smarmy

CS/g, Pm
Medieval, dates unknown
Famous originator of Gregory’s Unctuous Unction – potion to persuade the drinker that the giver is their very best friend. Alleged to have wormed his way into King Richard’s confidence and thus made his fortune.
Dis
Famous originator of Gregory’s Unctuous Unction – a potion to persuade the drinker that the giver is their very best friend.
Other canon
Philosopher’s Stone, Order of the Phoenix (Statue hides a secret passageway)

{Babayaga}

PA/g
Medieval, dates unknown.
(Hag)
Russian hag who dwelled in a hut that stood on giant chicken legs. Ate children for breakfast – and presumably for lunch and tea.

Malodora Grymm

PA/g
Medieval, dates unknown.
(Hag)
Using a beautification potion to conceal her true form, she married a king and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. Became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple.

Leticia Somnolens

PA/g
Medieval, dates unknown.
(Hag)
This spiteful hag was jealous of the king’s daughter and caused her to prick her finger on a spindle tainted with a Draught of the Living Death. A young wizard who had smeared his lips with Wiggenweld potion kissed the princess and brought her out of her trance.

{Old Mother Hubbard}

PA/g
Medieval, dates unknown.
(Hag)
Lured stray animals into her home and starved them to death.

{Bran the Bloodthirsty}

PA/g
Medieval, dates unknown.
(Giant)
Lived in a castle on top of an enchanted Beanstalk. Apparently fond of eating bread made with ground bones and washed down with the blood of an Englishman. Was slain by a boy named Jack.

1000 – 1500

Fulbert the Fearful

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1014 – 1097
Famous for being so cowardly he never ventured out of his house. Died when a Defensive Charm backfired and the roof fell in.
EA
Famed for never leaving his house until a Charm backfired and the roof fell in.

Wilfred Elphick

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1112 – 1199
First wizard to be gored by an African Erumpent.
PmTrunk
This wizard was the first to be gored by an African Erumpent.

Bridget Wenlock

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1202 – 1285
Famous Arithmancer. First to establish the magical properties of the number seven.
EA
First Arithmancer to establish the magical properties of the number seven.
PmTrunk
A famous Arithmancer, Bridget Wenlock was the first to establish the magical properties of the number seven.
Other Canon
Wonderbook: Book of Spells

{Barberus Bragge}

PA/g
Introduced the Golden Snidget into Quidditch in 1269, changing the face of the game forever.
Other Canon
Quidditch through the Ages (all info appeared there first)

Ignatia Wildsmith

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1227 – 1320
The witch who invented Floo powder.
PmTrunk
Ignatia Wildsmith was a wizarding inventor and the creator of Floo powder.
Hasbro
Inventor
Travel in the 13th century was slow, even for witches. Early brooms didn’t have much speed and tired out their riders. Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320) found a better way to travel: she invented Floo Powder.
Other Canon
Pottermore

Eargit the Ugly

PA/g
(Goblin)
Goblin representative at 14th century summit of Wizard’s Council.
Other Canon
The 14th century Wizard’s Council summit is described in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Cordelia Misericordia

PA/g
1298-1401
(Hag)
Hag representative at 14th century summit of Wizard’s Council.
Other Canon
The 14th century summit of the Wizard’s Council is described in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Cyprian Youdle

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1312 – 1357
Only Quidditch referee ever to die during a match. The originator of the curse was never caught but believed to have been a member of the crowd.
EA
Only Quidditch referee ever to die during a match.
PmTrunk
The only Quidditch referee ever to die during a match. The originator of the curse that killed him was never caught but believed to have been a member of the crowd.
Other Canon
Quidditch through the Ages

Chauncey Oldridge

CS/g, JKR, Pm
1342 – 1379
First known victim of dragon pox.
Dis
First known victim of Dragon Pox.
PmTrunk
This wizard was the first known victim of dragon pox.

{Hengist of Upper Barnton}

PA/g
15th century.
(Giant)
Giant killed by the famous giant-slayer Gifford Ollerton.
Other Canon
Older Famous Wizard card

Gifford Ollerton

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1390 – 1441
Famous giant-slayer. Killed the giant Hengist of Upper Barnton.
Hasbro
Giant-Slayer
Giants terrorized the land in the 15th century. Gifford Ollerton (1390-1441) came to the rescue of the little town of Upper Barnton. He killed the giant who was bothering the town, and became the town’s local hero.
Note
One of the PA/g cards was based off of this.

{Count Vlad Drakul}

PA/g
1390 – Unknown.
(Vampire)
Notorious vampire who inspired the fictional Count Dracula created by Bram Stoker. Father of Vlad the Impaler.

Gringott

PA/g
(Goblin)
Founder of Gringotts Wizard Bank.
Other Canon
Diagon Alley theme park

Alberta Toothill

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1391 – 1483
Winner of the All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition of 1430. Famously overcame the favorite, Samson Wiblin, with a Blasting Curse.
PmTrunk
Alberta Toothill was the winner of the All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition of 1430. She famously overcame the favourite, Samson Wiblin, with a Blasting Curse.

Burdock Muldoon

CS/g, Pm
1429 – 1490
Chief of Wizards’ Council 1448-50.
Dis
Chief of Wizard’s Council 1448 – 1450.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Quong Po

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1443 – 1539
Chinese Wizard who discovered the uses of powdered Fireball eggs.
Hasbro
Magical Creatures Specialist
Born in China in 1443, Quong Po studied Chinese fireball dragons, (liondragons) and discovered the uses powdered fireball eggs. He died in 1539.
PmTrunk
This Chinese wizard discovered the uses of powdered Fireball eggs.

Yardley Platt

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1446 – 1557
Serial goblin-killer.

Felix Summerbee

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1447 – 1508
Inventor of Cheering Charms.

Daisy Dodderidge

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1467 – 1555
First landlady of the Leaky Cauldron.
Hasbro
Tavern Keeper
Daisy Dodderidge (1467-1555) built the Leaky Cauldron to serve as a gateway between the non-wizarding world and Diagon Alley. Wizards and witches of her day loved her generosity and the welcoming atmosphere of her pub.

Cornelius Agrippa

EA, Dis, Pm
1486 – 1535
Celebrated wizard imprisoned by Muggles for his writings.
CS/g
Celebrated wizard imprisoned by non-magical folks for his writings.
EA
Celebrated wizard imprisoned by the non-magical for his writings.
EA
Celebrated wizard who was imprisoned by the non-magical folk for his writing.
PmTrunk
Agrippa was a celebrated wizard imprisoned by Muggles for his writings.
Hasbro
Author
Cornelius Agrippa lived from 1486 to 1535. He wrote books about magic and wizards. Some important people thought his books were evil, so they put him in jail for writing them.
Other Canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Bowman Wright

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1492 – 1560
Famous for developing the Golden Snitch.
PmTrunk
A skilled metal-charmer, Bowman Wright of Godric’s Hollow is credited with the invention of the Golden Snitch.
Hasbro
Metal Charmer
Bowman Wright was born in 1492 to a non-wizard father and a witch. He combined his loves of magic, science and sports by creating the Golden Snitch, which greatly improved the game of Quidditch. Wright died in 1560.
Other Canon
Quidditch through the Ages (PmTrunk info comes from there)

Paracelsus

EA, Pm
1493-1541
Renowned Physician, alchemist and surgeon.
CS/g
Contemporary of Copernicus and Leonardo Da Vinci, a medical genius whose bold theories challenged medieval thought. Credited with discovering Parseltongue.
PmTrunk
Paracelsus was a renowned sixteenth-century physician, alchemist, and surgeon.
Dis
Dates Unknown
Very little is known about this secretive wizard.
EA
Alchemist
Dates Unknown
Very little is known about this secretive wizard.
EA
Very little is known of this mysterious wizard.
Other Canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)
Notes
One of the most widely differing cards. Info on CS/g contradicts the fact that Slytherin was a Parselmouth 500 years prior.

1500 – 1800

Montague Knightley

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1506 – 1588
Wizard Chess Champion.
PmTrunk
Montague Knightley lived between 1506 and 1588. During his life he was a Wizard Chess Champion.

Musidora Barkwith

CS/g, Pm
1520 – 1666
Composer of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, which features an exploding tuba. Its performance has been banned since its last performance in 1902, when it blew the roof out of Ackerley Town Hall.
Dis
Composer of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, which features an exploding tuba. Has been banned since its last performance in 1902, when it blew the roof out of Ackerley Town Hall.
EA
Composer of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, which features an exploding tuba.

Gunhilda of Gorsemoor

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1556 – 1639
One-eyed, hump-backed witch famous for developing a cure for Dragon pox.
PmTrunk
This one-eyed, hump-backed witch is famous for developing a cure for Dragon pox.
Hasbro
Healer
Gunhilda (1556-1639) was less then beautiful in appearance. She had only one eye and a humpback. But she was a talented and hardworking healer. She’s famous for creating dragon-pox cure. When she died, everyone who knew her felt great sorrow.
Other Canon
Prisoner of Azkaban (One-Eyed Witch statue)

Mungo Bonham

CS/g, Dis
1560 – 1659
Famous wizard healer. Founded Saint Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Ailments and Injuries.
JKR, Pm, PmTrunk
Famous wizard healer. Founded St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
EA
Famous wizard healer. Founded Saint Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
Note
Least significant change that JKR had on EA. Yet, as per general rule, Pm went with JKR.

Lady Carmilla Sanguina

PA/g
1561-1757
(Vampire)
Bathed in the blood of her victims to retain her youthful beauty.

Mnemone Radford

JKR, Pm
1562 – 1649
Developed Memory Modifying Charms. First Ministry of Magic Obliviator.

Balfour Bane

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1566 – 1629
Established the Committee on Experimental Charms.
PmTrunk
This sixteenth century wizard established the Committee on Experimental Charms.

Archibald Alderton

CS/g, Pm
1568 – 1623
Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire whilst attempting to magically mix a birthday cake.
Dis
Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake.

Almerick Sawbridge

EA, Pm
1602 – 1699
Famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorising those trying to cross the Wye River. River troll in question believed to be one of the largest ever to exist in Britain with a weight of one tonne.
CS/g

The river troll in question was believed to be one of the largest ever to exist in Britain, having a weight of one ton.
Dis, EA
Famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River.
EA

Famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing those trying to cross the Wye River. River troll in question believed to be one of the largest ever to exist in Britain with a weight of one ton.
EA
Famous for conquering a Troll who terrorised those crossing the Wye River
Note
Another highly varied card, but this one appears to be the results of inadvertent omission.

Elfrida Clagg

Pm
1612 – 1687
Chieftainess of Wizards’ Council.
CS/g, Dis, JKR
Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council.
EA
Head of Warlock’s Council, 1612-1687.
Other Canon
Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Dymphna Furmage

CS/g, Pm
1612 – 1698
Famously abducted by pixies while on holiday in Cornwall, and lived in mortal dread of them thereafter. Failed to persuade the Ministry of Magic to have all pixies humanely destroyed.
Dis
Famously abducted by pixies while on vacation in Cornwall, she lived in mortal dread of them thereafter.
PmTrunk
Famously abducted by pixies while on holiday in Cornwall, Dymphna Furmage lived in mortal dread of them thereafter. Failed to persuade the Ministry of Magic to have all pixies humanely destroyed.

Thaddeus Thurkell

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1632 – 1692
Famous for producing seven Squib sons and turning them all into hedgehogs in disgust.

Havelock Sweeting

CS/g, Pm
1634 – 1710
Unicorn expert. Helped set up unicorn reservations throughout Britain.
Dis
Unicorn expert.

Elladora Ketteridge

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1656 – 1729
Witch who discovered the use of Gillyweed when she nearly suffocated after eating it and recovered only when she stuck her head into a bucket of water.
PmTrunk
Elladora Ketteridge discovered the use of Gillyweed when she nearly suffocated after eating it and recovered only when she stuck her head into a bucket of water.
Note
See also Beaumont Marjoribanks

Honoria Nutcombe

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1665 – 1743
Founded the Society for the Reformation of Hags.
PmTrunk
This witch founded the Society for the Reformation of Hags.

Lord Stoddard Withers

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1672 – 1769
Breeder of flying horses.
Hasbro
Magical Creatures Specialist
Lord Stoddard Withers lived from 1642 to 1769. He tried to create interest in a cross between Quidditch and polo played with flying horses, but the sport never became popular.

Glanmore Peakes

CS/g, Dis, Pm, PmTrunk
1677 – 1761
Famous slayer of the Sea Serpent of Cromer.

Edgar Stroulger

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1703 – 1798
Inventor of the Sneakoscope.
PmTrunk
Edgar Stroulger was an eighteenth-century wizard credited with the invention of the Sneakoscope.

Ug the Unreliable

PA/g
(Goblin)
Notorious goblin confidence trickster. Organized the infamous Demiguise Derby and absconded with the takings.
Other Canon
WOMBAT

Urg the Unclean

PA/g
(Goblin)
Rebel leader in the 18th century goblins rebellions.
Other Canon
Goblet of Fire, WOMBAT

Flavius Belby

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1715 – 1791
Only wizard ever to survive a Lethifold attack.
PmTrunk
Flavius Belby wrote the earliest known account of a Lethifold after he survived an attack whilst holidaying in Papua New Guinea in 1782.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Gondoline Oliphant

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1720 – 1799
Famous for studies of life and habits of trolls. Clubbed to death in the Cotswolds while sketching.
EA
Famous for troll studies. Clubbed to death while sketching one.
PmTrunk
This witch was famous for her studies of the lives and habits of trolls and was clubbed to death in the Cotswolds while sketching.

Glover Hipworth

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1742 – 1805
Inventor of the Pepperup Potion, cure for the common cold.
PmTrunk
Glover Hipworth invented the Pepperup Potion – a cure for the common cold. it works instantly though it leaves the drinker smoking at the ears for several hours afterwards.

Beaumont Marjoribanks

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1742 – 1845
Pioneer of Herbology and collector of many rare and magical flowers. Discovered Gillyweed.
EA
Pioneer of Herbology and collector of many magical flowers.
PmTrunk
A pioneer of Herbology and collector of many rare and magical flowers, Beaumont Marjoribanks is said to have discovered Gillyweed.
Hasbro
Herbology Specialist
Beaumont Marjoribanks lived from 1742 to 1845. Known as a Pioneer of Herbology, he collected and raised many rare and magical flowers, including underwater varieties. He discovered Gillyweed.
Note
See also Elladora Ketteridge

Xavier Rastrick

CS/g, Pm, PmTrunk
1750 – 1836
Flamboyant wizard entertainer who vanished unexpectedly while tap dancing to a crowd of three hundred in Painswick and was never seen again.
Dis
Flamboyant wizard entertainer who vanished unexpectedly while tap dancing to a crowd of 300 in Painswick and was never seen again.

Gulliver Pokeby

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1750 – 1839
Expert on magical birds. First to identify meaning of Augurey song.
PmTrunk
Born in the mid-eighteenth century Gulliver Pokeby was an expert on magical birds. Acknowledged as the first wizard to identify the meaning of Augurey song, Pokeby penned Why I Didn’t Die When The Augurey Cried.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PmTrunk info comes from there)

Artemisia Lufkin

CS/g, JKR, Pm
1754 – 1825
First witch to become Minister for Magic.
Dis
First witch to become Minister of Magic.
PmTrunk
In 1798 Artemisia Lufkin was the first witch to become Minister for Magic.
Other Canon
WOMBAT, Pottermore

Grogan Stump

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1770 – 1884
Popular Minister for Magic, appointed 1811.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, WOMBAT, Pottermore

Amarillo Lestoat

PA/g
1776-1977.
(Vampire)
Flamboyant American vampire. Author of “A Vampire’s Monologue” – intended to bore the reader into a stupor making him/her easier prey for vampires.

Beatrix Bloxam

CS/g
1794 – 1810
Author of the Toadstool Tales, a series of childrens’ books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting.
Dis
Author of the Toadstool Tales, a series of children’s books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting.
Pm
1794 – 1910
Author of The Toadstool Tales, a series of children’s books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting.
PmTrunk
Beatrix Bloxam was the author of the Toadstool Tales, a series of children’s books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting.
Other Canon
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Notes
Both the picture on the card and The Tales of Beedle the Bard show that 1910 is the correct date. Both forms of the capitalization appear in there.

Crispin Cronk

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1795 – 1872
Sent to Azkaban for continuing to keep sphinxes in his back garden despite repeated warnings.

1800 – 1900

Alberic Grunnion

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1803 – 1882
Inventor of the Dungbomb.
PmTrunk
This nineteenth-century wizard invented the Dungbomb
Other Canon
Philosopher’s Stone (CFC card)

Alguff the Awful

PA/g
(Goblin)
Foul-smelling globin nuisance. Well known throughout the goblin world for trying to sell vials of his sweat to a Dungbomb manufacturer.
Notes
I’m dating this solely based on the Dungbomb connection.

Dorcas Wellbeloved

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1812 – 1904
Founder of the Society for Distressed Witches.

Laverne de Montmorency

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1823 – 1893
Inventor of many love potions.
Other Canon
Pottermore

Leopoldina Smethwyck

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1829 – 1910
First British witch to referee a Quidditch match.
PmTrunk
Leopoldina was the first British witch to referee a Quidditch match.

Mirabella Plunkett

CS/g, Pm
1839 – unknown
Famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on holiday. When her parents forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again.
Dis
Famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on vacation. When her parents forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again.
EA
Famous for falling in love with a merman and turning herself into a haddock.
PmTrunk
Born in 1839, Mirabella Plunkett famously fell in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on holiday. When her parents forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again.

Oswald Beamish

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1850 – 1932
Pioneer of Goblin rights.

Sir Herbert Varney

PA/g
1858-1889
(Vampire)
Short-lived (by undead standards) Victorian vampire who preyed upon women in London during the 1880s. Was subsequently captured and killed by a special squad from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

Justus Pilliwickle

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1862 – 1953
Celebrated Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Idris Oakby

JKR, Pm
1872-1985
Founder of the S.S.S. (Society for the Support of Squibs).

Sacharissa Tugwood

Dis, EA, Pm
1874 – 1966
Pioneer of Beautifying Potions. Discovered pimple-curing properties of Bubotuber Pus.
CS/g
Pioneer of Beautifying Potions. Discovered the pimple-curing properties of Bubotuber Pus.
PmTrunk
Pioneer of Beautifying Potions who discovered the pimple-curing properties of Bubotuber Pus.
Hasbro
Inventor
Sacharissa Tugwood (1874-1966) was the first to use beauty potions. She discovered the pimple-curing properties of bubotuber pus. The words on her gravestone read, ‘Thanks to Sacharissa Tugwood, the world is a more beautiful place.’

Harvey Ridgebit

JKR, Pm
1881-1973
Dragonologist, caught first Peruvian Vipertooth, established world’s largest dragon sanctuary in Romania.

Hesper Starkey

Pm
1881 – 1973
Witch who studied the use of phases of the moon in potion-making.
Dis, CS/g
Witch who studied the use of phases of the moon in potion making.
PmTrunk
Hesper Starkey studied the use of phases of the moon in potion-making.

Albus Dumbledore

CS/g
Headmaster of Hogwarts.
EA
Currently Headmaster of Hogwarts.
EA
Headmaster of Hogwarts. Friend to Nicolas Flamel – inventor of the Philosopher’s Sorcerer’s Stone.
Dis

Unknown
Current Headmaster of Hogwarts.
JKR/WWHP
1881 – 1996
Brilliant and often controversial headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore is most famous for his 1945 defeat of Grindelwald and his steadfast championing of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived. Dumbledore’s self-proclaimed proudest achievement, however, was featuring on a Famous Wizards Chocolate Frog Card.
Pm

1881-1997
Brilliant and often controversial headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore is most famous for his 1945 defeat of Grindelwald and his steadfast championing of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived. Dumbledore’s self-proclaimed proudest achievement, however, was featuring on a Famous Wizards Chocolate Frog Card.
PmTrunk
Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the Dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicholas Flamel.
Philospher’s Stone (book)
Albus Dumbledore, currently Headmaster of Hogwarts.
Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood and his work on alchemy with his partner, Nicolas Flamel. Professor Dumbledore enjoys chamber music and tenpin bowling.
Notes
The date in the books is 1997

Norvel Twonk

EA, Pm
1888 – 1957
Died saving a Muggle child from a runaway Manticore. Posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class.
CS/g
Died saving a non-magical child from a runaway Manticore. Posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class.
Dis
Died saving a Muggle child from a runaway Manticore.
EA
Died saving a child from a runaway Manticore.
PmTrunk
Norvel Twonk famously died saving a Muggle child from a runaway Manticore- an act which earned him a posthumous Order of Merlin, First Class.

Fifi LaFolle

JKR, Pm
1888-1971
Author of the Enchanted Encounters series.

Roderick Plumpton

Pm
1889 – 1987
Seeker for England Quidditch team. Holds British record for fastest capture of Snitch during a game: three and a half seconds.
CS/g
Seeker for England Quidditch team. Holds British record for fastest capture of Snitch during game: three and a half seconds.
Dis
Seeker for England’s Quidditch team. Holds British record for fastest capture of Snitch during game: three and a half seconds.
EA
Holds British record for fastest capture of the Snitch: three and a half seconds.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages

Cassandra Vablatsky

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1894 – 1997
Celebrated Seer and author of Unfogging the Future.
PmTrunk
Cassandra Vablatsky was a celebrated seer and author of ‘Unfogging the Future’, a guide to all basic fortune-telling methods, including palmistry, crystal balls and bird entrails.
Other Canon
Prisoner of Azkaban

Magenta Comstock

JKR, Pm
1895-1991
Experimental artist whose portraits’ eyes not only follow the viewer around the room, but also follow them home.

Newt Scamander

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1897 – present
Celebrated author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
PmTrunk
Regarded as the world authority on magical creatures, Newt Scamander is the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts since its publication in 1927 and can be found in most wizarding households.
Hasbro
Author
Born in 1897, Newt Scamander is the popular author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He is currently studying fire slugs in the Brazilian rainforest.
Other Canon
Philosopher’s Stone, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pottermore

Adalbert Waffling

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1899 – 1981
Famous magical theoretician.
Hasbro
Magical Theoretician
Adalbert Waffling was born in 1899 and died in 1981. This famous thinker wrote all about magic. Every modern wizard and witch has learned from his writings.
Other Canon
Philosopher’s Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban, Deathly Hallows, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

1900 – Present

Perpetua Fancourt

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1900 – 1991
Witch who invented the Lunascope.
Other Canon
Pottermore

Tilly Toke

EA, Dis, Pm
1903 – 1991
Gained Order of Merlin, First Class, for saving Muggle lives during the Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, when a dragon swooped down on a beach full of sunbathers.
CS/g
Gained Order of Merlin, First Class, for saving non-magical lives during the Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, when a dragon swooped down on a beach full of sunbathers.
PmTrunk
Tilly Toke gained the Order of Merlin, First Class, for saving Muggle lives during the Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, when a dragon swooped down on a beach full of sunbathers.
EA
Saved many non-magical folks when a dragon swooped down on a beach full of sunbathers.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Roland Kegg

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1903 – present
President of English Gobstones team.
EA
President of English Gobstones Quidditch Team.

{Professor Armando Dippet}

PA/g
Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, c. 1940.
Other Canon
Chamber of Secrets (all info appeared there first), Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Pottermore

Joscelind Wadcock

CS/g, Pm
1911 – present
Chaser for Puddlemere United Quidditch team. Record for highest number of goals during British season this century (against Ballycastle Bats, 1931).
Dis
Chaser for Puddlemere United Quidditch team.
PmTrunk
Chaser for Puddlemere United Quidditch Team, Joscelind Wadcock holds the record for the highest number of goals during a British season in the twentieth century (against Ballycastle Bats, 1931)

Derwent Shimpling

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1912 – present
Ate an entire Venomous Tentacula for a bet and survived, though is still purple.
Hasbro
Comedian
Derwent Shimpling was born in 1912. Wizards and witches everywhere love his silly sense of humor and his boldness. He once ate an entire Venomous Tentacula for a bet and survived. He’s still purple, though.

Jocunda Sykes

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1915 – present
Famous for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick – the first person to do so.
PmTrunk
This witch is famous for the first ever Atlantic broom crossing.
Other Canon
Quidditch Through the Ages

Celestina Warbeck

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1917 – present
Popular singing sorceress.
Other Canon
Chamber of Secrets, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, Quidditch Through the Ages, Daily Prophet Newsletters, J.K. Rowling’s old website, Pottermore

Blenheim Stalk

Dis, Pm
1920 – Present
Muggle expert and author of many books, including Muggles Who Notice, a study of Muggle awareness of magic.
CS/g
Non-magical expert and author of many books, including Non-magical Who Notice’, a study of Non-magical awareness of magic.
EA
Expert on the non-magical and author of many books including ‘People Who Notice,’ a study of awareness of magic in the non-magical.
EA
Non-magical folk expert and author of many books including ‘Non-magical folks Who Notice’.
PmTrunk
This Muggle expert is an author of many books including ‘Muggles Who Notice,’ a study of Muggle awareness of magic.
Other Canon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Notes
This card breaks the usual trend of “Muggles” being translated to “non-magical folks” in CS/g.

Miranda Goshawk

CS/g
1921 – present
Famous spellbook writer.
Dis
Famous spell-book writer.
PmTrunk
Miranda Goshawk is the author of The Standard Book of Spells series, which are set textbooks for the students of Hogwarts.
Other Canon
Books 1-4, Wonderbook:Book of Spells
Notes
The date is absent from Pottermore, making her missing from the timeline, probably due to conflict with Book of Spells, which places her as 200+ years old.

Carlotta Pinkstone

EA, JKR, Pm
1922 – present
Famous campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizard’s Statute of Secrecy and telling Muggles that wizards still exist. Ms. Pinkstone has been imprisoned several times for her blatant use of magic in public places.
CS/g
Campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizard’s Statute of Secrecy and telling non-magical folks that wizards still exist. Ms. Pinkstone has been imprisoned several times for her blatant and deliberate use of magic in public places.
Dis
Famous campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizard’s Statute of Secrecy and telling Muggles that wizards exist.
EA
Campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizard’s Statute of Secrecy and telling the non-magical that wizards still exist. Ms. Pinkstone has been imprisoned several times for her blatant and deliberate use of magic in public places.
EA
Campaigned to lift the Statute of Secrecy and tell non-magical folks that wizards exist.

Blodwyn Bludd

PA/g
1923 – Unknown.
(Vampire)
Known as the “Vampire from the Valleys”. Famous for singing to his victims in a sonorous bass baritone, before biting their necks.)

Erica Stainwright

JKR, Pm
1932 – 2001
Disgraced 1950s housekeeping guru who made fortune selling ‘cleaning’ potions that really generated more mould and grime.

Bertie Bott

Pm
1935 – present
Inventor of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans.
CS/g, Dis
Inventor of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
PmTrunk
Inventor of Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans – a Risk with Every Mouthful!
Hasbro
Inventor
Bertie Bott was born in 1935. He invented Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans quite by mistake. His original purpose was to create tasty candies from food. He accidentally included a pair of dirty socks in his experiment!

Hambledon Quince

JKR, Pm
1936 – present
Author of controversial theory that wizards originate from Mars, Muggles from mushrooms.

Fabius Watkins

JKR, Pm
1940 – 1975
Legendary Captain and Chaser of Montrose Magpies. Died in freak collision with helicopter.

Devlin Whitehorn

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1945 – present
Founder of the Nimbus racing broom company.
Hasbro
Inventor
Born in 1945, Devlin Whitehorn created the Nimbus racing broom company in 1967. He helped design Nimbus brooms, which revolutionized the game of Quidditch. An expert flyer, he is an avid Quidditch fan that enjoys watching or playing games whenever he can.
Other Canon
Quidditch Through the Ages

Laurentia Fletwock

JKR, Pm
1947 – present
Celebrated breeder and racer of winged horses. Has campaigned for tighter restrictions on broomstick use.

Tarquin McTavish

JKR, Pm

1955 – present
Imprisoned for crimes against Muggle neighbour, who was discovered trapped inside McTavish’s kettle.

Tilden Toots

JKR, Pm
1959 – present
‘The wizard with three green thumbs’. Celebrity herbologist and radio personality.
Other Canon
J.K. Rowling’s old website

Gaspard Shingleton

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1959 – present
Celebrated inventor of the Self-Stirring Cauldron.
Other Canon
Philospher’s Stone (referred as a “batty old wizard”)

Greta Catchlove

CS/g, Dis, Pm
1960 – present
Author of Charm Your Own Cheese.
Other Canon
Charm your own Cheese appears in Chamber of Scerets

Daisy Hookum

JKR, Pm
1962 – present
Wrote bestseller My Life as a Muggle, after giving up magic for a year.
Married to celebrity gardener Tilden Toots.

Lorcan d’Eath

JKR, Pm
1964 – present
Heartthrob singer, part vampire, nineteen weeks at number 1 with hit song ‘Necks to You’.

Glenda Chittock

CS/g, JKR
1964 – present
Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) programme ‘Witching Hour’.
Dis
Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) program ‘Witching Hour’.
Pm
Popular presenter of the WWN (Wizarding Wireless Network) programme ‘Witching Hour’.

Dunbar Oglethorpe

CS/g, Dis, Pm, PmTrunk
1968 – present
Chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E. (Quidditch Union for the Administration and Betterment of the British League and its Endeavors).
EA
Present Chief of Quidditch governing body QUABBLE.

Gwenog Jones

CS/g, Dis, JKR, Pm
1968 – present
Captain and Beater of only all-female national Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies.
EA
Captain of only all-female national Quidditch Team, the Holyhead Harpies.
Hasbro
Quidditch Captain
Born in 1968, Gwenog Jones is the Captain and Beater of only all-female national Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies. After a game she enjoys relaxing with friends, drinking butterbeer, and listening to The Weird Sisters.
Other Canon
Daily Prophet, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows, Pottermore
Note
From we know about Gwenog Jones, the Hasbro version is hard to believe.

Myron Wagtail

CS/g, Pm
1970 – present
Lead singer of popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
Dis
Lead singer of popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
PmTrunk
Myron Wagtail is the lead singer of popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
Other Canon
The Weird Sisters as a group are referenced as a group in books 4-7

Kirley Duke

Pm
1971 – present
Plays lead guitar with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis
Plays lead guitar with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
Other Canon
Quidditch throuh the Ages

Donaghan Tremlett

Pm
1972 – present
Bass player with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis, JKR
Bass player with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
PmTrunk
Donaghan plays bass in Weird Sisters.
Hasbro
Entertainer
Donaghan Tremlett was born in 1972 to non-wizard parents. A graduate of Hogwarts, he plays the bass guitar with the popular wizarding band called The Weird Sisters. Donaghan is a big fan of the Quidditch team called the Kenmare Kestrals.
Other Canon
Order of the Phoenix (“bass player”), Half-Blood Prince (“hairy bass player”)

Herman Wintringham

Pm
1974 – present
Plays lute with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis
Plays lute with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Heathcote Barbary

Pm
1974 – present
Plays rhythm guitar with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis
Plays rhythm guitar with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Gideon Crumb

Pm
1975 – present
Plays bagpipes with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis
Plays bagpipes with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Orsino Thruston

CS/g, Pm
1976 – present
Plays drums with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
Dis
Plays drums with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Merton Graves

Pm
1978 – present
Plays cello with the popular wizarding band the Weird Sisters.
CS/g, Dis
Plays cello with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Harry Potter

CS/g, Dis
The boy who lived.
EA
1980 – present
The boy who lived.
Pm, JKR
(1980 – )
The Boy Who Lived, only known survivor of the Avada Kedavra curse and conqueror of Lord Voldemort, also known as Tom Riddle. Harry Potter joined the reshuffled Auror Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt at age 17, rising to become Head of said department in 2007.

{Edgar Cloggs}

PA/g
Ghost who has been hanging around the (Hogwarts) Quidditch Pitch as long as anyone can remember. Edgar was obviously a pretty good player in his day.
Other Canon
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (Video Game, obviously non-canon, but that’s his source)

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  • ironyak1

    Nice work assembling all the differences! It’s interesting to see the different tweaks and changes across the various sources. A couple questions:
    – Should those who only appeared as Wizard of the Month entries should be considered to have been on a Chocolate Frog card? e.g. Lorcan d’Eath – (FYI you have a typo on this entry)
    – No mention of Hermione or Ron? JKR said they ultimately received Chocolate Frog Cards on her book tour in 2007 I do believe.

    • ibid

      Thanks for pointing out the typo.

      – Considering the fact that 23 of the 41 WotM were practically exact copies of the text from ‘known’ CFC cards, I would like to think of them as all having been taken from Chocolate Frog Cards.

      – This is not intended to be a compilation of all the CFC cards in the potterverse, but only of the cards which Rowling (or possibly others) have released. You’ll also notice that there is no card listed for Ptolemy. Hopefully now that Jo has relaunched her website she’ll reinstitute the WotM’s.

      • ironyak1

        Thanks for the clarification about the WotM info – it would be interesting if JKR returned to doing these, although I would disagree that it implies the info came from a Chocolate Frog Card.
        As for JKR canon cards, I think only the original 101 Bronze, Silver, & Gold cards count (plus Dumbledore’s from PS, and the existence of Ptolemy’s, McGonagall’s, Ron’s, and Hermione’s). As you noted, there is no indication that the PA/g additions were written by her, although the Dragon & Beast cards are probably the next closest contenders as at least most of their information came from FBaWtFT.
        PS Nice note on Gwenog Jones – hard to take any of the Hasbro info seriously after that mis-characterization.

        • ibid

          If we interpret Ron’s statement as 500 *different* cards, then there would be many famous wizards and witches unaccounted for. Doesn’t necessarily mean that WotM are CF cards, but I accept it in my personal headcanon.

          Some of the Hasbro cards do have a Rowling-esque vibe to them, but it’s hard to know for sure. I’d trust them more than I would the “safe” additions made by .

          Although there is no indication that she wrote all the PA/g cards, some of them were definitely by her as the characters later appeared in her writings (e.g. Ug the Unreliable). Out of the dragon and Beast cards, only two had any content which wasn’t from FBaWtFT. In general I feel that Rowling’s writings are never really just rehashes of old stuff. I personally felt that the Goblins are the most likely contenders due to their appearances in other canon.

    • ibid

      Thanks for pointing out the typo.

      – Considering the fact that 23 of the 41 WotM were practically exact copies of the text from ‘known’ CFC cards, I would like to think of them as all having been taken from Chocolate Frog Cards.

      – This is not intended to be a compilation of all the CFC cards in the potterverse, but only of the cards which Rowling (or possibly others) have released. You’ll also notice that there is no card listed for Ptolemy. Hopefully now that Jo has relaunched her website she’ll reinstitute the WotM’s.

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