History of the Wizarding World

The major events of three millennia of history

Detailed Timelines of Each Era

Ancient Egypt and Greece

Before 100 A.D.
This is an era of Muggle/Wizard cooperation; many political and religious leaders were witches and wizards.

The Medieval Era

100 – 1400 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

Growing Distrust and Prejudice


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 Wizarding World in Secret


The Modern Era

The Second Rise and Defeat of Voldemort:

The Post-War Years


The Next Generation