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17 Magical Facts You Didn't Know About Albus Dumbledore

Accio, list!

1. His full name is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

2. He was born in 1881 and died in 1997.

3. His first teaching job at Hogwarts was as Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts.

4. His Patronus is a Phoenix.

5. Dumbledore's wand, which was held by Grindelwald, contained a Thestral hair core.

6. Dumbledore's relationship with his siblings Ariana and Aberforth was lethal...thanks to Grindelwald.

7. But wait, there's another Dumbledore?

8. His brother Aberforth was a hero in his own right too.

9. Dumbledore's boggart is the corpse of his sister.

10. Dumbledore didn’t actually see himself with a pair of socks in the Mirror of Erised.

11. Dumbledore understood many magical creatures by knowing languages like Parseltongue, Mermish, and Gobbledygook.

12. Throughout all the films, Dumbledore has been portrayed by four different actors.

13. He met the infamous Gellert Grindelwald where Harry Potter was born.

14. He was introduced to Grindelwald by the author of A History of Magic.

15. He could do both wandless and silent magic.

16. Besides Harry, Dumbledore was the only person to possess all three Deathly Hallows at some point in his life.

17. Even though Dumbledore’s duel with Grindelwald was one of the most iconic wizarding duels of all time, it almost didn’t happen.

Get out your Floo powder and hit the theatres. Uncover more about the mysterious Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, out April 15.

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