Professor Albus Dumbledore was Headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was a kind, compassionate man with a sense of humor, who liked to encourage students to think and do for themselves. He was trusting to a fault, and his disappointment was apparent when students let him down. Dumbledore is revered as one the greatest wizards of all time.
About Professor Dumbledore
- Professor Dumbledore died at the age of 152.
- Prior to his death, he, along with his brother Abeforth, was a member of the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society dedicated to ridding the world of Lord Voldemort and his followers.
- Dumbledore, an alchemist, was partner to Nicholas Flamel, the inventor of the Sorcerer’s Stone.
- It was Albus Dumbledore who brought Tom Riddle, aka Lord Voldemort, to Hogwarts. Though he knew Riddle was a gifted student, he didn’t quite trust him.
- Dumbledore was one of the few wizards not afraid to speak Voldemort’s name.
- Dumbledore Spoke Mermish, the language of Mermaids and Mermen.
- Sybil Trelawney spoke her prophecy regarding Voldemort to Professor Dumbledore. The same prophecy led to Harry Potter’s parent’s death, and set off the chain of events chronicled in all of the Harry Potter books.
- It was Albus Dumbledore who made the decision to leave Harry Potter with the Durselys until he was of age to attend Hogwarts.
- Professor Dumbledore was dismissed from Hogwarts on two occasions. The first after several students were attacked when the Chamber of Secrets opened and the other when he came to the defense of the students in “Dumbledore’s Army.”
- Professor Dumbledore came to the aid of Harry and his friends at the Ministry of Magic, and subsequently dueled with Lord Voldemort, who got away.
- Professor Dumbledore’s pet phoenix, Fawkes, rescued him from danger on two occasions.
- Dumbledore’s patronus was a Phoenix.
- Dumbledore discovered and destroyes two of Voldemort’s Horcruxes and gave Harry private lessons so he can help find and destroy the remaining bits of Voldemort’s soul.
- Severus Snape killed Professor Dumbledore, after Draco Malfoy failed to do so.
- Harry Potter vows to avenge Professor Dumbledore’s death.