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, the great and benevolent leader of the Potterverse, is a kind Supreme Mugwump. The latest in a series of new in-world writings is a piece on 's family, specifically his ancestor Henry Potter. You can read the full piece on Pottermore or check out the main points below.

6 Facts About Henry Potter

  • Lived circa 1896–1981
  • He was Harry Potter's great-grandfather (Henry was the father of Fleamont Potter, James's father)
  • Served on the Wizengamot 1913–1921
  • Son of Hardwin Potter and Iolanthe Fleamont.
  • Vocally opposed the ministry's decision to not help the Muggles during the First World War.
  • Henry's pro-Muggle views got the Potter line excluded from the Sacred Twenty-Eight, the "supposedly definitive list of pure-bloods"

Check out more Harry Potter joy in this video of HP quotes to live by:

Rowling's new text includes some other cool details about the Potter line and the history of the wizarding community. Did you know that the earliest recorded Potter was Linfred of Stinchcombe, a wizard in the 12th century?

Thank you, J.K., for giving us more Potterverse magic!


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