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Bowman Wright

A metal-charmer, whose father was a Muggle and mother a witch, who invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the Golden Snidget in games of Quidditch (QA4, FW, DH16). Wright loved science as well as sport. Bowman Wright was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492.

Family

Muggle father, witch mother.

Skills

Highly skilled metal-charmer

Bowman Wright
Gender Male
Birth
Death
Species / Race Wizard
Blood Status Half-blood
Hair black, with a abeard
Profession Wizard smith, metal-charmer
First Introduced QA4

Commentary

Etymology

"wright" = English craftsman.

Notes

*There is some discrepancy as to when Bowman lived; according to his Famous Wizards card and the facts presented on JKR.com, it was from 1492-1560, but Quidditch Through the Ages strongly suggests that he invented the Golden Snitch in the 1300s. Clearly, one source is wrong. Wright was the "Wizard of the Month" for December 2005 on JKRowling.com.

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