28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
He lived to be 115 years old
The silver-haired wizard clearly looks old, but it’s still surprising that Dumbledore was as old as he was at the end of his life, and he didn’t even die from old age. According to Pottermore, Albus was born in 1881 and died in 1997 at the ripe old age of 115. That’s impressive, to say the least. This means he was born just two years after Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. Then we have Dumbledore inventing a magical device that can take the light from lightbulbs. Who knows how long the headmaster would have lived if not for his agreement to be killed by Snape.