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Basil Horton

Basil Horton

Basil Horton played for the Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team in the 1920s. Along with his Falcons teammate Randolph Keitch, he started the Comet Trading Company in 1929. He and Randolph are also the creators of the Horton-Keitch Braking Charm (QA9).


Formerly a professional Quidditch player with the Falmouth Falcons, later becoming partner in the broom manufacturing company that developed the popular Comet series of brooms



Basil comes from the Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios), derived from βασιλευς (basileus) meaning "king" (Behind the Name). It can also mean "brave, valiant" in Arabic (باسل) (Behind the Name).

Horton derives from Old English horh "dirt, mud" and tun "enclosure, yard, town" (Wikipedia). For many people, it also brings to mind the popular children's book by Dr Seuss "Horton Hears a Who".


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