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Battle of Hogwarts

Battle of Hogwarts

May 1-2, 1998
The climactic final showdown between the side of good and the side of evil. Hogwarts castle was damaged in this battle and fifty people died defending it, including Fred Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, and Colin Creevey. The Death Eaters enlisted giants, Dementors, and Acromantulas to fight for them, while the defenders of Hogwarts included Centaurs, house-elves, students and their parents, shopkeepers from Hogsmeade, enchanted armor and statues and desks, and many others. In the end, Voldemort was killed in the Great Hall when his Killing Curse rebounded and hit him (DH31-36).


Loyal to Dumbledore

  • Harry Potter
  • Ron Weasley
  • Hermione Granger
  • Aberforth Dumbledore
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Seamus Finnigan
  • Lavender Brown
  • Parvati Patil
  • Padma Patil
  • Terry Boot
  • Ernie Macmillan
  • Anthony Goldstein
  • Michael Corner
  • Luna Lovegood
  • Dean Thomas
  • Ginny Weasley
  • Fred Weasley (k)
  • George Weasley
  • Lee Jordan
  • Cho Chang
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Severus Snape (k)
  • Filius Flitwick
  • Pomona Sprout
  • Horace Slughorn
  • Argus Filch
  • Peeves
  • Kingsley Shacklebolt
  • Remus Lupin (k)
  • Nymphadora Tonks (k)
  • Oliver Wood
  • Katie Bell
  • Angelina Johnson
  • Alicia Spinnet
  • Bill Weasley
  • Fleur Weasley
  • Arthur Weasley
  • Molly Weasley
  • Percy Weasley
  • Remaining teachers
  • Firenze
  • Rubeus Hagrid
  • Grawp
  • Fang
  • Hogwarts paintings
  • Hannah Abbott
  • Augusta Longbottom
  • Sybill Trelawney
  • Colin Creevey (k)
  • Centaurs
  • Charlie Weasley
  • Thestrals
  • Buckbeak
  • Bane
  • Ronan
  • Magorian
  • Hogwarts House-elves
  • Shopkeepers and other townspeople from Hogsmeade

losses: roughly 50 dead

Loyal to Voldemort

  • Alecto Carrow
  • Amycus Carrow
  • Lord Voldemort (k)
  • Nagini
  • Giants (at least 2)
  • Vincent Crabbe (k)
  • Gregory Goyle
  • Pius Thicknesse
  • Acromantulas
  • Augustus Rookwood
  • Slytherin students (exc. for Draco)
  • Antonin Dolohov (k?)
  • Travers
  • Yaxley
  • Fenrir Greyback (k?)
  • Walden Macnair
  • Bellatrix Lestrange (k)
  • Thorfinn Rowle
  • Unknown number of Death Eaters and their supporters

Changed loyalty

  • Draco Malfoy
  • Lucius Malfoy
  • Narcissa Malfoy


Timeline Notes

The date of the battle was provided by Rowling in a documentary (YL) and on Pottermore (Voldemort's death is listed as May 2, 1998) (Pm).

Battle of Hogwarts
Date early May 2nd, 1998
Certainty Stated in canon
Type of Event Wizarding world


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