Ministry of Magic and the Wizard's Council

Faris “Spout-hole” Spavin

Longest-serving Minister for Magic, from 1865 – 1903, leaving office at the advanced age of 147 (Pm).

  • He was known for also being the most talkative Minister for Magic.
  • Told an insensitive joke about 'a centaur, a ghost and a dwarf walk into a bar' and was nearly assassinated by an angry Centaur who kicked him (Pm).
  • Attended the funeral of Queen Victoria wearing an admiral's hat and spats, at which point the Ministry suggested that he retire (Pm)
Faris "Spout-hole" Spavin
Gender Male
Dates f. 1903
Species / Race Wizard
Other Names "Spout-hole"
Distinguishing Features Extremely long life, known for talking too much, insensitive jokes about other beings
Profession Minister for Magic
First Introduced Pm



We can guess that Spavin's love of talking earned him the nickname "Spout Hole" (mouth).

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