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Merope Gaunt dies after giving birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle

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Merope Gaunt dies after giving birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle

Merope Gaunt arrives at the orphanage in the evening, destitute and near death. She had no will to live and has forsworn magic after being abandoned by her Muggle husband, Tom Riddle, whom she had tricked into wedlock with a love potion. Shortly after arriving, she gives birth to a boy and lives only long enough to name him Tom Marvolo Riddle (HBP13).

Timeline Notes

Rowling verified the date as December 31 on her original website (JKR) and then again with the year on Pottermore (Pm).

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