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

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He once taught Transfiguration

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Dumbledore became Headmaster of Hogwarts sometime around 1970. Prior to that, he was a professor. We learned in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald that he first taught Defense Against the Dark Arts, as he showed students how to defend themselves against boggarts. Ultimately though, he taught Transfiguration, which according to Rowling is “very hard work,” and more scientific than many other magical disciplines. Fans have theorized that he turned to teaching to try to squash his desire for power. Of course, becoming Headmaster is a form of power, but not quite the same kind that Grindelwald was after.

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