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Luciano Volpi

Luciano Volpi

Luciano Volpi was famous Quidditch player (Seeker) from Italy, he was accused of transfiguring himself into Bonawentura Wójcik, a Seeker for the Polish National Team in the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament. That rumour only ceased when Volpi and Wójcik appeared together in front of journalists (Pm).

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Etymology

Luciano: derived from the Latin lucius, meaning "light" (source: Wikipedia).

Volpi: Italian surname meaning "fox" (source: Wikipedia).

Notes

Perhaps inspired by Ben Jonson's play Volpone (or, The Fox), which is about a sly Venetian named Volpone who uses disguises to take advantage of others. -BB

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

Pensieve (Comments)

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