Additionally, Dumbledore's own guilt allowed him to comfort Leta Lestrange over her own guilt in the role she had in her brother Corvus' death. Vinyl (3rd edition), Albus Dumbledore as seen in Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, The Harry Potter Wiki has 761 images related to, *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. , Headmaster Dumbledore welcoming students to the new school term. He did not offer her a glass, but simply produced it, knowing she would drink it. Among these, however, was also instructions relating to student conducts where the Cursed Vaults were concerned. [Source]. While Albus likely alienated him, along with Ariana, during his obsession with Gellert Grindelwald, when Grindelwald attacked Aberforth, Albus immediately came to his brother‘s aid and fought against his lover, clearly displaying that even at the height of his worst years, Albus still cared for Aberforth’s well-being immensely. This depicted him in a highly unfavourable light, including suggesting that he delayed his attack on Gellert Grindelwald because he still held lingering affection for him. , Painfully aware that the cursed ice would only continue to spread and inflict ever more of the castle's inhabitants, the need to find a solution to their current predicament became increasingly urgent, prompting Dumbledore to spend the remainder of the school year travelling the world in an attempt to track down "an expert Curse-Breaker" whom he thought could be of great assistance in helping him and the rest of the staff with the task of locating the rest of the vaults, and hopefully break the curses placed on each of them before they claimed any more victims in the student body. Knowing that the curse would kill him, Dumbledore asked Snape, that when the time came, that he be the one to end Dumbledore's life, rather than Draco Malfoy. None. , Dumbledore and McGonagall discussing the security of the school in view of the Cursed Vault, Although the room with the cursed ice had been duly secured following the meddling misadventure of Jacob's sibling and their peers near the end of the previous term, the staff was still unable to fully determine what the repercussions of said incident would be, and what it might mean for the immediate future of the school. His sister's corpse It is implied that Snape withheld little, if any, information from Dumbledore that was relevant to the Order's success, while Snape deliberately did the opposite for Voldemort. It is symbolic of Dumbledore's role as 'the spiritual theoretician, brilliant, idealised and somewhat detached.' , Dumbledore's moving portrait, featuring Fawkes, After his son, Albus Potter, got injured due to using a prototype Time-Turner to save Cedric Diggory, Harry visited the portrait of Dumbledore. Dumbledore (full name Albus Dumbledore) is a minor character in the SMG4 series.. I know he's involved with a bunch or groups and he's just this social butterfly, but I don't know what they are. Question: Which is Dumbledore’s full name? It is possible that all the members and allies of the Order who were neither killed nor imprisoned, fought in the Battle of Hogwarts (except Arabella Figg, who was a Squib, and couldn't fight. Dumbledoreis described as a tall, thin man with silver hair and a beard who are both long enough to be tucked into his belt. Marital status In 2007, J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was gay, and harboured romantic feelings for. They considered him as the greatest wizard of all time and supported him through everything (except Percy who disbelieved him about Voldemort's return) and was even the Hogwarts Headmaster during the times in which all the Weasleys attended Hogwarts. Eye colour Despite not being close, it cannot be doubted that Albus loved and cared for him dearly, evidenced by the fact that even though he resented having to stay at home, Albus still refused to allow Aberfoth to stop his education out of concern of his brother's future. But Sirius was captured, locked in the highest tower, and sentenced to the Dementor's Kiss. Dumbledore thus let Harry decide Lucius' punishment, which was giving the Malfoy house-elf Dobby his freedom as a reward and let Lucius himself get stripped from his position on the Hogwarts Board of Governors. Albus Dumbledore: "We have protected him because it has been essential to teach him, to raise him, to let him try his strength.  This, his trusty Potions Master had discovered when he caught the aforementioned pair exiting the Common Room of another House, and, upon questioning them, they had admitted to be re-tracing Ben's steps by following the directions given on one such message. Dumbledore was well known for the care and steadfast championing of Harry Potter. In 1992, Lucius manipulated Ginny Weasley into re-opening the Chamber of Secrets by giving her Tom Riddle's Diary in order to stigmatise her father Arthur and kick Dumbledore out of Hogwarts. With Dumbledore's credibility realised once more, Fudge's was permanently lost. Harry Potter later named his second son Albus Severus Potter after him. A young man around Albus's age, he lived for the next two months with his great-aunt, the celebrated magical historian and family friend of the Dumbledores, Bathilda Bagshot, who introduced the two soon after Grindelwald crossed her doorstep. However, Albus was nevertheless saddened that he and Aberfoth never could reconcile and he did had a strong desire to make peace with him, as whenever he looked into the Mirror of Erised later in his life, Albus would see himself and Aberfoth reconciled and all of his family returned to him. It is unknown when exactly he returned to Britain, but around the time he did, Albus had become intrigued with the study of dragon's blood, and was ultimately credited with the discovery of no less than twelve new uses for it, even though a wizard by the name of Ivor Dillonsby would later claim that he had already discovered eight of them when Dumbledore "borrowed" his notes. He never knew that he would be the most powerful wizard to ever lived and that his life would change when he met one particular girl on the train. This desire, however, ultimately caused his death: the Resurrection Stone had become part of a ring whose curse infected him the instant he put in on, and slowly killed him. Ariana was killed, and it was unclear who had cast the offending curse. Dumbledore always looked after Fawkes when he was reborn after his countless deaths and in return Fawkes was extremely loyal to him. Albus Dumbledore : I think there's something in the wardrobe trying to get out, Tom. Regardless, Dumbledore didn't seem to resent her too much for having ruthlessly tortured Merula Snyde, as although he considered it a major priority to neutralise her, Dumbledore openly suggested against Merula Snyde being too focused to kill her. Using Legilimency, Voldemort created a vision that indicated that his beloved godfather, Sirius Black, had been captured by Voldemort personally and was being tortured by him within the Department of Mysteries. , With Jacob gone and thus unable to protect his kin, and given the possibility that the Cabal, whose members were still unknown and very much at large, might make good on their threats had he moved against them, Dumbledore initially kept his findings to himself. He presumably did so in order to both give his brother some space, as well as to get away for a bit and spend his time grieving more productively than he otherwise would have done simply wallowing in his own misery. In 1994, Moody accepted Dumbledore's offer to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts, but was captured and imprisoned by Barty Crouch Jnr, who impersonated him during the 1994-1995 school year, in order to send Harry Potter to Lord Voldemort. Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald and then brought him before the authorities of the magical world, and Grindelwald was imprisoned in the uppermost cell at Nurmengard, while Dumbledore kept the Elder Wand for himself. He had an almost unearthly calm and relaxed demeanour and almost constantly gave off an aura of serenity and composure, rarely displaying intense emotions of anger or fear. Judged by their very own Potions Master to be the single best sample he had seen a student brew in the years he had spent teaching the subject, Dumbledore found himself heartily agreeing with him when he was invited to examine it for himself; and shared his fellow professor's sentiment that Miss Snyde deserved special recognition for demonstrating such an impressive dedication and technique. Other staff were Argus Filch, the caretaker; Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, the Care of Magical Creatures Substitute Professor; Firenze, a centaur and the Divination Professor; Rolanda Hooch, the Flying Instructor; Aurora Sinistra, the Astronomy Professor; Bathsheda Babbling, the Study of Ancient Runes Professor; Septima Vector, the Arithmancy Professor; Irma Pince, the librarian; Cuthbert Binns, a ghost and the History of Magic Professor; Charity Burbage the Muggle Studies Professor. Grindelwald lost control during the argument and attacked Aberforth. It is very likely that he also had a good relationship with Charlie. Had Severus Snape not intervened with a counter-curse, Dumbledore would have died within minutes. As such, there were only three people who knew the full story once the dust had settled: Jacob, Duncan Ashe, who had returned as a ghost, and the Headmaster himself. It is notable that despite trusting Snape had reformed, Dumbledore never allowed him his coveted position of professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts, ostensibly under the concern that it would cause him to revert to "old habits". Dumbledore, suspecting other circumstances that might nevertheless interest his old friend, wanted to arrange for his plans to be thwarted. Harry started crying over Dumbledore’s corpse as well as straightening his half-moon spectacles upon his crooked nose and Harry wiping a trickle of blood from the dead Headmaster’s mouth with his (Harry’s) own sleeve. He was however intrigued by Tom Riddle as his powers were surprisingly well-developed by such a young wizard who had begun to use them consciously. At this time Newt helped capture Gellert Grindelwald, who was trying to convince Obscurial Credence Barebone to join his ranks. , Most significantly, he revealed that Harry was not dead because, when Voldemort had used Harry's blood to restore his body, he had unintentionally linked Harry's life to his own, with the result that Voldemort's curse had 'killed' only the fragment of his soul that had remained in Harry all these years.  He won every significant prize the school offered, and entered into correspondence with notable magical scholars, such as Nicholas Flamel, Bathilda Bagshot and Adalbert Waffling. Wishing to shield and protect them from the truth, Dumbledore was still reluctant to reveal too much about the circumstances surrounding Jacob's expulsion, only denoting it as a long and complicated story and otherwise reminded them that the school held many mysteries, advising them to limit their exploration to those that were not life-threatening in the future. Dumbledore and Harry Potter are also quite similar in some ways: They were Gryffindor students, they wear glasses (Harry wears full moon and Dumbledore wears half-moon), both are half-bloods, both their mothers were Muggle-born and both were brilliant Hogwarts students. The drink also was weakening him and made him extremely thirsty as well and caused him great pain (the whole purpose of the potion). In an interview, JK Rowlingsaid that she picked the name because one of Dumbledore’s passions was music and she always imagined him humming to himself. Voldemort perceived that it was too dangerous to enter the heart of the Ministry of Magic himself. Dumbledore's got style ;-) I do not own these scenes: all rights reserved: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. I think as there are a lot of new facts from HBP in this article about Albus Dumbledore there should be a spoiler warning ahead of the article. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, his former students. , Dumbledore advising Harry from seeking out the Mirror of Erised again. Blood status Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry . Bathilda Bagshot died a few months after Dumbledore, being killed by Voldemort. Dumbledore displayed his extraordinary magical capabilities as he calmly countered or dodged Voldemort‘s attacks and returned with his own assault that steadily forced Voldemort to go on the defensive, yet Dumbledore was not fighting to kill, a fact which surprised Voldemort. Shortly afterwards, the good Professor went to look for Jacob's sibling, and eventually found them in the middle of a big victory celebration alongside their many accomplices at the Three Broomsticks Inn in Hogsmeade. For his role in the incident in New York, as well as his reluctance and evasiveness in providing his superiors at the Ministry details about why he had been in New York in the first place, Newt was banned from travelling internationally by the Ministry, a ban they offered to lift if he confessed that Dumbledore had been the one to send him to New York. This can be seen clearly in. He was also friends with Kingsley Shacklebolt, who believed in equality and fairness for all wizards and witches and Muggles; Arabella Figg, whom he trusted to watch Harry Potter during his years at the Dursley's house (and heard about the abuse Harry suffered while doing nothing); Nymphadora Tonks, an Auror; Dedalus Diggle; Hestia Jones; Emmeline Vance; Sturgis Podmore; Mundungus Fletcher; and the Weasley family. Elphias suffered from Dragon Pox, and everybody avoided him. His name was Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Albus Dumbledore was tall and thin, with silver hair and beard (auburn in his youth) so long that they could be tucked into his belt. ), S. of Mag.Q. Having dozed off on her way to the school at the Hogwarts Express and woken up in the Black Forest, Rubeus Hagrid had found Miss Karasu wandering the grounds on his way to the feast, apparently sleepwalking. The faculty chaperoning the Celestial Ball, Following Penny Haywood's victory over Emily Tyler in the student election, their trusty Charms Master was kind enough to lend the decorating committee the use of his classroom for the creation of the decor, some of which was made without magic and in line with their leader's "stellar vision" for the end result: Aside from a big banner reading "Celestial Ball", the centre of the hall was dominated by a large, glowing model of the moon; the four house tables were gone, and in their place, six circular ones with matching chairs where students could mingle had been situated along the walls nearest the entrance; flanking a magnificent carpet that ran across the length of most of the floor. To help him prepare his speech, the Headmaster advised him to solicit the assistance of not only Jacob's sibling, who had proved time and time again to have a way with magical creatures, but also Merula Snyde: Well acquainted with her family's history, and hence privy to the fact that not only was the strife-torn young Slytherin able to see thestrals, but that she had also tried hard to bury and forget the memory of the incident that enabled her to do so; the brutal murder of an Auror from the Ministry of Magic at the hands of her own mother at an early age, it had been for the purposes of filling two needs with one deed that Dumbledore had asked Hagrid to bring her along; hoping that by having Merula work with a thestral, a gentle and intelligent creature that could only be seen by those who had seen death, she might come to realise that something wonderful could come from even the most unpleasant of circumstances, and, in doing so, finally confront her past in earnest and be able to truly move on. Wand As leader of the Order of the Phoenix, Albus played a key role in both Wizarding Wars, engineering Voldemort's eventual defeat. Newt was extremely loyal to Dumbledore, because when he appealed to his travel ban, he lied to the committee members that he had gone to the United States on his orders. The confidences exchanged that night between two intensely private and reserved characters were to form the basis of a lasting mutual esteem and friendship. Franchise. , Severus Snape, a trusted ally, colleague, and former student. , Dumbledore trying on Marvolo Gaunt's ring activating a nasty curse, During the summer of 1996, Dumbledore tracked one of Voldemort's Horcruxes to the house of the Gaunts. He also commented the unusual behaviour of the court holding a full criminal hearing for a simple case of underage magic. , At some point prior to his second departure from the school in as many years, Dumbledore gave Rita Skeeter 'periodical permission' to visit Hogwarts Castle to observe the students, and to invite them to partake in a "friendly competition" where the winner would receive a first-page article in the Daily Prophet. When Dumbledore explained to Harry that he had done so because he cared a great deal for him and wished to avoid Voldemort learning the true nature of their relationship, Harry was still angry but was more understanding. He later gave Harry advice and left his portrait once more. Later, Hogwarts played host to the first Triwizard Tournament since 1792. Dumbledore revealed to Harry that he made it his business to try and find out about Lord Voldemort's past. The content of these reports was often dictated by Dumbledore. It was decided that only students of age would be allowed to enter their names to the Goblet of Fire, because of the dangers the tournament represented and its high death toll. , Voldemort's curse, however, was prevented; Dumbledore quickly animated a golden statue to cover Harry and shield him from the curse. Quick to reject his suggestion as a punishment that did not to fit the crime, Dumbledore limited the Potions Master to mete out more conventional methods of discipline. To accomplish this, Newt would have to pass through the Muggle customs in New York. The curse quickly spread, and were it not for his own prodigious talents, he would have died within moments. However, when his sister Ariana Dumbledore was killed during a duel between himself, Aberforth Dumbledore, and Grindelwald, any desire to accomplish this goal left him. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was born to Kendra and Percival Dumbledore in the summer of 1881, in the mainly wizarding village of Mould-on-the-Wold. Dumbledore journeyed to Little Hangleton, where he found the remains of the shack hidden behind weeds and bush. He became a member of the Order of the Phoenix after his graduation. He rejoined the Order of the Phoenix when Dumbledore re-instated it in 1995, and they both fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, where Remus suffered a devastating loss: Sirius died in the hands of Bellatrix Lestrange. His full name is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Although they eventually established a cordial relationship with each other, with Aberfoth joining the Order of Phoenix when Albus founded it and attending Albus's funeral, Aberfoth and Albus still remained distant as Aberfoth was not able to forgive Albus.  Which was not to say, however, that Dumbledore did not have every intention of probing the situation as closely as he could under the circumstances. Grindelwald spent a number of years gaining power in Europe while Dumbledore spent his time teaching young wizards at Hogwarts. This quote is lovingly typed on a 1955 Smith-Corona typewriter on a 4x6 sheet of cardstock. Elphias pitied Dumbledore about his father, mother, and sister, and had a highly opinion of him. This secured Gryffindor for the House Cup for the second year running and again ruining Slytherin's chances, fuelling the hatred and rivalry between the two houses. Dumbledore found Harry visiting the mirror one night, and after explaining to Harry what the mirror was all about, told him that the mirror was to be moved and requested that Harry not go looking for it. (c. Summer, 1881 – 30 June, 1997) was the Transfiguration Professor, and later Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dumbledore displayed an innate trust of Rubeus Hagrid in every situation starting from when Hagrid attended Hogwarts. While Dumbledore was aware of Tom Riddle's transformation and rise to power, he still maintained contact with the latter, even allowing him to visit the school for a supposed job interview. Having prudently decided that the best way to proceed in order to prevent this new enemy from knowing that he was onto them was with much care and caution, Dumbledore tasked his old friend, veteran Auror and brother-in-arms in the Order of the Phoenix, Alastor Moody, with investigating 'R', who henceforth monitored their activities off-the-books. They got along almost instantly, according to Bagshot. However, upon Lockhart modifying the memories of two wizards that Dumbledore knew, Dumbledore, having never been fooled by Lockhart's tall tales, easily found out the truth and immediately decided to appoint him as a Hogwarts professor to expose Lockhart's fraudulence, and because Lockhart at the time was the only person willing to apply for the cursed Defence against the Dark Arts post. As he was about to die by a cursed ring, Dumbledore planned his own death with Severus Snape. A sorte finalmente sorriu em Dumbledore na forma de Gerardo Grindelwald, que estava em Godric's Hollow para pesquisar sobre as Relíquias da Morte. After Rakepick revealed herself to be a traitor working for R, Dumbledore did not seem too surprised, showing that he did suspect her but just didn't took it to extreme levels. A couple of months later, Dumbledore met with the Dursleys for the final time in his life. In Star Wars Episode IV, Darth Vader taunts Obi Wan "You're powers are weak, old man" before slaying him. For this reason, he imposed a blanket ban on all future attempts to look for, not to mention entering any of the Cursed Vaults by any students, as each one would be likely to unleash another curse on the school if tampered with. And I know that he has a couple middle names too. "I am fortunate, extremely fortunate, that I have you, Severus...". House He was born in a wizarding village called Mould-on-the-Wold and raised in there. Since that time Dumbledore has shown many examples of his faith in Hagrid. Half-blood After finally succeeding, Dumbledore directly tracked down Grindelwald. Despite Grindelwald's refusal to disclose its location, Voldemort deduced that it would have been won by Dumbledore after he defeated Grindelwald in the 1940s. Death, however, served to restore him to full health and strength: his spirit was described as walking sprightly and upright, with hands that were both whole and white and undamaged, and looking exactly how Harry remembered him to be. Shortly thereafter Scamander brought it to Dumbledore at Hogwarts. Half-blood , Professor Dumbledore rectifying the mistake, How it all fit together first dawned on him once "Professor Snape" called Merula Snyde to them and unexpectedly demanded that she confessed to a wrongdoing that, up until that point, there had been no evidence to suggest that she had committed. However, their relationship was soon strained: Dumbledore forced Sirius to stay at 12 Grimmauld Place on account of his being a wanted convict, and because he had a tendency to act rashly, which could lead him to put himself in great danger. Grindelwald, however, was furious with Aberforth's intervention, and used the Cruciatus Curse on him in a fit of anger. , Around Christmas that year, Dumbledore requested students that stayed behind at the school during the holidays to get involved in the decoration process, seeing as how well they did decorating for Hallowe'en: Student participation during Hallowe'en and Christmas both eventually became something of a time-honoured tradition. After Harry saved Sirius from the Dementors, Dumbledore congratulated him by saying that as long as Pettigrew was a Death Eater in a life-debt with the last Potter, he would requite. Presumably well aware that Lord Voldemort wasn't truly vanquished, Dumbledore made sure that Harry would be kept safe with his family, the Dursleys, despite them not being selected as his guardians in the event of James and Lily's death, as his spells ensured that Voldemort could not harm Harry there as long as he could have a home with those with whom he was related by blood. In 1996, Dumbledore was cursed by putting on Marvolo Gaunt's Ring, which was a Horcrux (he put it on when he was distracted by finding out that it was the Resurrection Stone, hoping to talk to his dead family). Dumbledore additionally was the only one who supported Hagrid's decision to bring his giant half-brother Grawp with him back to Hogwarts after his mission to recruit the giants failed, allowing Grawp to stay in the Forbidden Forest and later having him sent to the mountains near Hogsmeade.