28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

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28 Magical Facts about Albus Dumbledore

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Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was one of the greatest wizards of all time, although we know him best as the Headmaster of Hogwarts during Harry Potter’s time in school — at least before his untimely death at the hands of Severus Snape on top of the Astronomy Tower. Dumbledore always seemed to be omniscient and know more than he let on. Spoilers: he told Snape to kill him. Sometimes we hated him for it, like when we found out he knew Harry was a Horcrux all along, but more often than not we loved him. Dumbledore is both a sweet old man who loves sherbet lemon candies, but also an incredibly powerful wizard that we all wish we could be mentored by — and the only wizard to ever truly scare Lord Voldemort.

Of course, there is more to Dumbledore’s story than we get at first glance. Who exactly is this powerful, all-knowing, yet still good-hearted wizard? JK Rowling didn’t leave his story sandwiched between the covers of the Harry Potter books; she has continued to allude to more and more of his backstory, giving us a better picture of who the wizard really was. Here are 28 magical facts about Albus Dumbledore.

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