Harry Potter Timeline with Major Events Explained

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Harry Potter


Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises in the world. It follows a new wizard entering a spectacular world of magic and how Harry Potter develops his magic in a wizards and witches school. In this article, we will discuss major events on the Harry Potter timeline.

Many reasons lead Harry Potter to become so popular:

  • Brilliant writing of J.K. Rowling.
  • It's a tale about courage and friendship.
  • It introduces a magical and fantastical world.

This article contains spoilers about the entirety of the Harry Potter series, be wary when you read it.

Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Films in Release Order

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Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Films in Chronological Order

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

1926 - The first movie of Fantastic Beasts is also the year Scamander goes to New York. Gellert Grindelwald, one of the most feared Dark Wizards, is arrested, and Newt flies to Europe.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

1927 - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is written and published by Newt Scamander. It is also the year the crimes of Grindelwald started.

1928 - Hagrid is born.

1937 - Minerva McGonagall starts attending Hogwarts.

1938 - Dumbledore takes Tom Riddle to Hogwarts, and he's sorted into Slytherin.

1940 - Hagrid goes to Hogwarts, and it is sorted into Gryffindor.

1943 - Tom Riddle opens the Chamber of Secrets.

1945 - Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald.

1951 - Bellatrix and Rita Skeeter are born.

1954 - Lucius Malfoy is born.

1960 - James Potter and Lily Evans were born.

1965 - 1966 - A werewolf bites Remus Lupin.

1971 - Lily Evans, the Marauders and Snape star at Hogwarts.

1975- 1976 - Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew become Animagi.

June 1976 - Severus Snape calls Lily a mudblood and ends their friendship.

July 31, 1980 - Harry Potter is born.

October 31, 1981 - Voldemort attacks the Potters, killing James and Lily, and fails to kill Harry.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

November 1981 - Harry is taken alive to live with the Dursleys.

July 31, 1991 - Harry finds out he's a wizard.

September 1, 1991 - Harry Potter starts at Hogwarts.

December 25, 1991 - Harry receives his father's Invisibility Cloak.

April - May 1992 - Hagrid has a dragon egg.

June 1992 - Harry goes after the Philosopher's Stone and defeats Quirrell.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

July 31, 1992 - Harry meets Dobby the House Elf.

May 1993 - Harry defeats a basilisk and destroys the first Horcrux.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

August 1993 - Harry escapes the Leaky Cauldron.

December 1993 - Harry receives the Marauder's map.

June 1994 - Harry meets Sirius Black and finds out he's innocent.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

August 1994 - Quidditch World Cup starts.

October 31, 1994 - Harry is named champion in the Tri-Wizard tournament.

June 1995 - Voldemort is reborn, and the Death Eaters called.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

August 1995 - Dementors come to Little Whinging and attack Harry and Dudley.

April 1996 - Dumbledore leaves Hogwarts, and Dolores is named Headmistress.

June 1996 - Battle at the Ministry of Magic and Sirius Black is killed.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

June 1997 - Harry goes and finds another Horcrux with Dumbledore. Snape later kills the old wizard.

July 1997 - Harry leaves Privet Drive for the last time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

August 1997 - The Ministry of Magic falls to Voldemort's supporters.

September 1997 - Harry, Ron, and Hermione steal another Horcrux.

December 1997 - Ron destroys the locket Horcrux.

March 1998 - Harry is taken into the Malfoy Manor, and they are rescued by Dobby, who later dies.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

April 1998 - Teddy Lupin is born.

May 1998 - Harry breaks into Gringotts and leaves with another Horcrux.

May 1998 - Battle of Hogwarts happen, and Harry defeats Voldemort.

1999 - 2000 - Harry and Ginny marry.

2003- 2004 - James Sirius Potter was born.

2005 - 2006 - Albus Severus Potter, Rose Weasley, and Scorpius Malfoy were born.

2007 - 2008 - Lily Luna Potter and Hugo Weasley were born.

September 1, 2015 - James Sirius Potter starts at Hogwarts.

September 1, 2017 - Albus Severus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Rose Weasley start at Hogwarts.

What Next?

Fantastic Beasts 3, titled The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be released on April 15, 2022, and it will continue the story followed on Fantastic Beasts.

Fantastic Beasts 3

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