Notable Witches and Wizards

Wizard of the Month


Wizard of the Month feature on Rowling’s original website (JKR). It started in May 2004 and featured repeats of characters who had appeared on the Famous Wizard cards. In October 2005 the first new character appeared, “Fifi LaFolle (1888 – 1971) Author of the ‘Enchanted Encounters’ series.” Over the following two years, a number of new characters were introduced as Wizard of the Month.

Interesting facts and notes

Wizards of the Month:

  • May 2004 = Felix Summerbee (1447 – 1508) Inventor of Cheering Charms
  • June 2004 = Gwenog Jones (1968 – present) Captain and Beater of only all-female national Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies
  • July 2004 = Donaghan Tremlett (1972 – present) Bass player with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  • Aug 2004 = Honoria Nutcombe (1665 – 1743) Founded The Society for the Reformation of Hags
  • Sept 2004 = Uric the Oddball (Medieval, dates unknown)Highly eccentric wizard who is famed, among other things, for wearing a jellyfish for a hat.
  • Oct 2004 = Glenda Chittock (1964 - present)Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) program Witching Hour.
  • Nov 2004 = Devlin Whitehorn (1945- present) Founder of the Nimbus racing broom company.
  • Dec 2004 = Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320) The witch who invented Floo powder.
  • Jan 2005 = Derwent Shimpling (1912 - present) Ate an entire Venemous Tentacula for a bet and survived, though still purple.
  • Feb 2005 = Artemisia Lufkin (1754 – 1825) First witch to become Minister for Magic.
  • Mar 2005 = Mungo Bonham (1560 – 1659)Famous wizard healer. Founded St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
  • Apr 2005 = Gondoline Oliphant (1720 – 1799) Famous for studies of life and habits of trolls. Clubbed to death in the Cotswolds while sketching.
  • May 2005 = Felix Summerbee (1447 – 1508) Inventor of Cheering Charms
  • June 2005 = Elfrida Clagg (1612 - 1687) Chieftainess of Warlock’s Council
  • July 2005 = Chauncey Oldridge (1342 – 1379) First known victim of Dragon Pox
  • August 2005 = Bridget Wenlock (1202 – 1285) Famous Arithmancer. First to establish the magical properties of the number seven
  • September 2005 = Gaspard Shingleton 1959 – present. Celebrated inventor of the Self-Stirring Cauldron.
  • October 2005 = Fifi LaFolle (1888 – 1971) Author of the 'Enchanted Encounters' series
  • November 2005 = Carlotta Pinkstone 1922 – present. Famous campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizard’s Statute of Secrecy and telling Muggles that wizards still exist. Ms. Pinkstone has been imprisoned several times for her blatant and deliberate use of magic in public places.
  • December 2005 = Bowman Wright 1492 – 1560 Famous for developing the Golden Snitch.
  • January 2006 = Jocunda Sykes 1915 - present. Famous for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick - the first person to do so.
  • February 2006 = Yardley Platt 1446 - 1557. Serial goblin-killer.
  • March 2006 = Daisy Dodderidge 1467 - 1555. First landlady of the Leaky Cauldron.
  • April 2006 = Grogan Stump 1770 - 1884 Popular Minister for Magic, appointed 1811.
  • May 2006 = Fabius Watkins 1940 - 1975 Legendary Captain and Chaser of Montrose Magpies. Died in freak collision with helicopter.
  • June 2006 = Daisy Hookum 1962 - present Wrote bestseller 'My Life as a Muggle', after giving up magic for a year. Married to celebrity gardener Tilden Toots.
  • July 2006 = Tarquin McTavish 1955 - present Imprisoned for crimes against Muggle neighbour, who was discovered trapped inside McTavish's kettle.
  • August 2006 = Erica Stainwright 1932 - 2001 Disgraced 1950s housekeeping guru who made fortune selling 'cleaning' potions that really generated more mould and grime.
  • September 2006 = Hambledon Quince 1936 - present Author of controversial theory that wizards originate from Mars, Muggles from mushrooms.
  • October 2006 = Idris Oakby 1872 - 1985 Founder of the S.S.S. (Society for the Support of Squibs)
  • November 2006 = Lorcan d'Eath 1964 - present Heartthrob singer, part vampire, nineteen weeks at number 1 with hit song 'Necks to You.'
  • December 2006 = Laurentia Fletwock 1947 - present Celebrated breeder and racer of winged horses. Has campaigned for tighter restrictions on broomstick use.
  • January 2007 = Harvey Ridgebit 1881 - 1973 Dragonologist, caught first Peruvian Vipertooth, established world's largest dragon sanctuary in Romania.
  • February 2007 = Mnemone Radford 1562 - 1649 Developed Memory Modifying Charms. First Ministry of Magic Obliviator.
  • March 2007 = Tilden Toots 1959 - present ‘The wizard with three green thumbs’ Celebrity herbologist and radio personality
  • April 2007 = Magenta Comstock 1895 - 1991 Experimental artist whose portraits' eyes not only follow the viewer around the room, but also follow them home.
  • May 2007 = Helga Hufflepuff (Medieval, precise dates unknown) One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts, Hufflepuff was particularly famous for her dexterity at food-related Charms. Many recipes traditionally served at Hogwarts feasts originated with Hufflepuff.
  • June 2007 = Salazar Slytherin Medieval (precise dates unknown) One of the four celebrated Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Salazar Slytherin was one of the first recorded Parselmouths, an accomplished Legilimens, and a notorious champion of pureblood supremacy.
  • July 2007 = Godric Gryffindor Medieval (precise dates unknown) One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Gryffindor was the most accomplished dueller of his time, an enlightened fighter against Muggle-discrimination and the first owner of the celebrated Sorting Hat.
  • August 2007 = Rowena Ravenclaw Medieval (precise dates unknown). One of the four famous Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Rowena Ravenclaw was the most brilliant witch of her time, though legend has it that a broken heart - cause unknown - contributed to her early demise.
  • September 2007 = Albus Dumbledore 1881 - 1996 Brilliant and often controversial headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore is most famous for his 1945 defeat of Grindelwald and his steadfast championing of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived. Dumbledore's self-proclaimed proudest achievement, however, was featuring on a Famous Wizards Chocolate Frog Card.
  • October 2007 = Harry Potter (1980 - ) The Boy Who Lived, only known survivor of the Avada Kedavra curse and conqueror of Lord Voldemort, also known as Tom Riddle. Harry Potter joined the reshuffled Auror Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt at age 17, rising to become Head of said department in 2007.

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Wizard of the Month
Abbreviation WoM
Canonicity Secondary Canon


The date given for Dumbledore's death was incorrect on the website, which led to a wonderful series of fan theories that Dumbledore was actually dead for the entirety of book six and therefore that Snape never actually killed him. In the end, it turned out to be just a mistake.

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