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Merope Gaunt dies after giving birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle

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Merope Gaunt gave birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle in a London Orphanage, then passed away. She had no will to live after being abandoned by her Muggle husband, Tom Riddle, whom she had tricked into wedlock with a love potion (HBP13).

Timeline Notes

Our date for this event is approximate, since all of the events of Tom Riddle's early life are given in the context of phrases like 'fifty years ago.' Rowling verified the date as December 31 on her original website (JKR).


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