Much to his surprise and disappointment, he is not already famous; he is, in fact, just like all the other students beginning their studies at Hogwarts (Pm).
Gilderoy Lockhart starts his first year at Hogwarts and is sorted into Ravenclaw
Date September 1st, 1975
Certainty Stated in canon
Location in Canon Pm: Pottermore
Type of Event Wizarding world