Timeline of Events
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Ancient Egypt and Greece – 3000 B.C. – 100 A.D.
This is an era of Muggle/Wizard cooperation; many political and religious leaders were witches and wizards.
Growing distrust and prejudice – 100 – 1692 AD
Muggles begin to fear wizards. Some try to manipulate their magical brethren for their own gain. At the same time, the wizarding community persecutes and marginalizes the goblin and house-elf populations
Early years – 100-1100
Hogwarts is founded
Middle years – 1100-1300
Crisis builds to a climax – 1300-1700
By 1700, prejudice and mistrust has built up to the point where the world wizarding communities decide together to withdraw from public view. The Statute of Secrecy is signed, the Ministry of Magic is formed, and wizards go into hiding.
The Modern Era
The Rise of Grindelwald – 1900 – 1945
Calm between Wars – 1945 – 1960
The Marauders and the Rise of Voldemort – 1960 – 1981
Voldemort in Hiding – 1981 – 1990
The Second Rise and Defeat of Voldemort:
1991-1992 – including all of Harry’s first year (PS)
1992-1993 – including all of Harry’s second year (CS)
1993-1994 – including all of Harry’s third year (PA)
1994-1995 – including all of Harry’s fourth year (GF)
1995-1996 – including all of Harry’s fifth year (OP)
1996-1997 – including all of Harry’s sixth year (HBP)
1997-1998 – including all of Harry’s seventh year (DH)
The Next Generation – 2017-2025
Day-by-Day Calendars of the Stories
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Timelines of specific characters are found on each character’s page.