40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Ron Was Born at the Height of the First Wizarding War
Ron’s birthday, March 1, 1980, makes him a few months older than Harry. While Harry was born at the very end of the First Wizarding War, Ron was born during the height of it. Molly and Arthur Weasley were both in the Order at the time, but Molly already had quite a few children running around.
Because Ron was born during the war, his life has been defined at least in part by the battle against Voldemort. It’s fitting that a child born as the battle was raging would play such an enormous part in his defeat, even if he was too young to remember anything about that first war.