Which Wizard: Who's Who in the Wizarding World.This page has been updated for Book 7.

Famous Wizards Cards

"I've got Morgana again and I've got about six of her ... do you want it? You can start collecting."
     -- Ron Weasley (PS6)

Chocolate Frog Card, PS6These cards come in Chocolate Frogs candy (along with a chocolate frog). Hogwarts students collect and trade them. The faces on some of the cards are famous even to Muggles, although their magical abilities were not always recognized by the non-magical community. Harry discovered Chocolate Frog cards during his first journey on the Hogwarts Express. In fact, he learned about Nicolas Flamel from the Dumbledore card he got then, and only remembered it later when he gave a Chocolate Frog to Neville to cheer him up (PS13).

Hermione gave Harry a large box of Chocolate Frogs for Christmas his first year (PS12) and he received Chocolate Frogs as get well presents after he defeated Quirrell (PS17). Hagrid gave Harry Chocolate Frogs for Christmas in his fourth year (GF23). Ron got Chocolate Frogs for Christmas in his fifth year (OP23) and in the Hospital Wing after he was injured in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries (OP38).

Lupin gave Harry the frog part of the Chocolate Frogs to help him recover during anti-Dementor lessons (PA12)

Students at Hogwarts collect and trade the cards. Hannah Abbott and Ernie Macmillan were swapping cards in the Three Broosticks (GF19). Harry, Ginny, and Neville were trading them on the Hogwarts Express (OP10). Notices about who wants which card even appear on the Gryffindor notice-board, in the common room (OP17).

When Dumbledore was being discredited by the Ministry of Magic, he was removed from the Wizengamot and from the International Confederation of Wizards. He told Bill Weasley that he didn't care what they did to him, as long as they didn't take him off Chocolate Frog cards (OP5).

Rowling says that Harry, Ron and Hermione were all featured on Chocolate Frog cards (BLC).

The following cards are mentioned in the books:

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, 1486-1535, German mystic and alchemist. (WEB LINKweb link)

Circe (SEER-see)
Circe, in Greek mythology, is a sorceress who lives on an island called Aeaea, near Italy. Circe was able to turn people into beasts. (web link)

Cliodna (CLEEV-nah)
Celtic Irish goddess of beauty, the eldest daughter of the last Druid of Ireland.

Grunnion, Alberic
Could possibly be in recognition of 'Alberich,' a powerful wizard from "Song of the Nibelungen." The poem is mythical, but was the basis for Wagner's Ring Cycle. In Wagner's version, Alberich makes a ring from gold that he has found and places a curse on it against its thief! Interestingly, one of the prizes given to a 'hero' of the Ring Cycle is an Invisibility Cloak. (contributed by Adrian Allum)

Hengist of Woodcroft
Hengist was a Saxon King of Britain shortly before King Arthur's time, who helped King Vortigern defeat Scot and Pict rebels. Later, he led a rebellion of his own, and eventually founded the county of Kent. Quite what this has to do with wizardry, I don't know, but David Colbert offers a similar suggestion in his book, "The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter." (contributed by Adrian Allum)

Paracelsus (par-a-SELL-sus)
Alchemical genius. Auroleus Phillipus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as "Paracelsus," was born in 1493. (web link)

Ptolemy (TOL-uh-mee)
Claudius Ptolemy, born c. 85 AD. Geographer and astronomer. (web link

Current headmaster of Hogwarts, renowned as the greatest sorcerer of the present age.

Wizard, famous for his role in the King Arthur chronicles. Tutored the young Arthur before he knew who he was and what role he was to play in history.

The famous Witch Morgana, like Merlyn, figures into the King Arthur legend. According to the legend, Morgan le Fay, or Morgana, was the witch in the castle that Wart and Kay encountered with Robin Wood (Robin Hood for the unenlightened), Maid Marian, Little John, and the merry men to rescue Friar Tuck, the Dog Boy, and an old man named Wat. Morgana was the child of the Duke of Cornwall and Igraine, the woman Uther Pendragon seduced to have Arthur. (contributed by William Givens)

Real Harry Potter cards are available in several varieties. There is a Harry Potter Trading Card Game from Wizards of the Coast, trading cards of the film, and Chocolate Frog Candy with collectable wizard cards inside. The information on these cards was written by Rowling (WEB LINKJKR). On her own website, she uses information from the cards for her 'WEB LINKWizard of the Month.'

Famous Witches and Wizards Trading Cards

The video games from Electronic Arts feature many Famous Wizard cards. Here's the list of the 101 from the Chamber of Secrets game. Below it are the additional cards which are found in the Prisoner of Azkaban game. The numbering is from the original list which placed the cards in chronological order. That numbering is no longer used, since new cards have been interspersed in the list, but the numbers remain in the Lexicon.

  1. Paracelsus
    Dates Unknown
    Very little is known about this secretive wizard. (fw1)
  2. Andros the Invincible
    Ancient Greek, dates unknown
    Alleged to have been the only known wizard to produce a Patronus the size of a giant.
  3. Circe
    Ancient Greek, dates unknown
    Lived on the island of Aeaea. Expert at turning lost sailors into pigs.
  4. Herpo the Foul
    Ancient Greek, dates unknown
    First known creator of the basilisk.
  5. Mopsus
    Ancient Greek, dates unknown
    Ancient Greek soothsayer who vanquished the Seer Calchas in a contest of their powers.
  6. Cliodne
    Bird Animagus
    Medieval, dates unknown
    The beautiful Irish druidess Cliodne has three magical birds that sang the sick to sleep and cured them. Legends say that she could take the shape of a sea bird or change into a wave. Her favorite hobby was flying. She discovered the properties of moondew.
  7. Ethelred the Ever-Ready
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Famous for taking offense at nothing and cursing innocent bystanders. Died in jail.
  8. Morgan le Fay
    Bird Animagus
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Also known as Morgana, she was King Arthur's half sister. She was a dark sorceress, Merlin's enemy and she affected many events during hertime. She was the queen of the island of Avalon, and she had great skillas a healer.
  9. Gregory the Smarmy
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Famous originator of Gregory's Unctuous Unction - a potion to persuade the drinker that the giver is their very best friend.
  10. Godric Gryffindor
    Co-Founder of Hogwarts
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave his name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
  11. Hengist of Woodcroft
    Founder of Hogsmeade
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Driven away from his home by Muggle persecutors, Hengist is supposed to have settled in Scotland where he founded the village of Hogsmeade. Some say the Three Broomsticks Inn used to be his home.
  12. Helga Hufflepuff
    Co-Founder of Hogwarts
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses. She brought people from different walks of life together to help build Hogwarts and was loved for her charming ways.
  13. Queen Maeve
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Witch who trained young sorcerers in Ireland prior to the establishment of Hogwarts.
  14. Merlin
    Charms Specialist
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Most famous wizard of all time. Sometimes known as the Prince of Enchanters. Part of the Court of King Arthur. (King Arthur once ruled the land that is now part of England.) Merlin wanted wizards to help Muggles, so he created the Order of Merlin. The Order made rules against using magic on Muggles.
  15. Merwyn the Malicious
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Credited with the invention of many unpleasant jinxes and hexes.
  16. Rowena Ravenclaw
    Co-Founder of Hogwarts
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave her name to one of the four Hogwarts houses. It's thought that she came up with the ever-changing floor plan. She's best remembered for her intelligence and creativity.
  17. Salazar Slytherin
    Co-Founder of Hogwarts
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Co-founder of Hogwarts. Gave his name to one of the four Hogwarts houses.
  18. Uric the Oddball
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Highly eccentric wizard who is famed for, among other things, wearing a jellyfish for a hat. No one knows if he meant to be the weirdest wizard of the ages or if it just came naturally.
  19. Wendelin the Weird
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Alleged to have enjoyed being burnt at the stake so much that she allowed herself to be captured over 47 times in various disguises (PA2).  [Note: the Wizard Card gives the number of times she was captured as 14].
  20. Fulbert the Fearful
    Medieval, dates unknown
    Famous for being so cowardly he never ventured out of his house. Died when a Defensive Charm backfired and the roof fell in.
  21. Wilfred Elphick
    1112 - 1199
    First wizard to be gored by an African Erumpent.
  22. Bridget Wenlock
    1202 - 1285
    Famous Arithmancer. First to establish the magical properties of the number seven.
  23. Ignatia Wildsmith
    1227 - 1320
    The witch who invented Floo powder.
  24. Cyprian Youdle
    1312 - 1357
    Only Quidditch referee ever to die during a match. The originator of the curse was never caught but believed to have been a member of the crowd.
  25. Chauncey Oldridge
    1342 - 1379
    First known victim of Dragon Pox.
  26. Gifford Ollerton
    1390 - 1441
    Famous giant-slayer. Killed the giant Hengist of Upper Barnton, and became the town's local hero.
  27. Alberta Toothill
    1391 - 1483
    Winner of the All-England Wizarding Duelling Competition of 1430. Famously overcame the favorite, Samson Wiblin, with a Blasting Charm.
  28. Burdock Muldoon
    1429 - 1490
    Chief of Wizard’s Council (1448 - 1450).
  29. Quong Po
    Magical Creatures Specialist
    1443 - 1539
    Born in China, Quong Po studied Chinese Fireball dragons, or Liondragons, and discovered the uses of their powdered eggs.
  30. Yardley Platt
    1446 - 1557
    Serial goblin-killer.
  31. Felix Summerbee
    1447 - 1508
    Inventor of Cheering Charms.
  32. Daisy Dodderidge
    Tavern Keeper
    1467 - 1555
    Daisy Dodderidge built the Leaky Cauldron inn to serve as a gateway between the non-wizarding world and Diagon Alley. Wizards and witches of her day loved her generosity and the welcoming atmosphere of her pub.
  33. Cornelius Agrippa
    1486 - 1535
    Celebrated wizard imprisoned by Muggles for his writing, because they thought his books were evil.
  34. Bowman Wright
    Metal Charmer
    1492 - 1560
    Mother was a witch, and father was a Muggle. He is famous for combining his loves of magic, science, and sports by creating the Golden Snitch, which greatly improved the game of Quidditch.
  35. Montague Knightley
    1506 - 1588
    Wizard Chess Champion.
  36. Musidora Barkwith
    1520 - 1666
    Composer of the unfinished "Wizarding Suite," which features an exploding tuba. Has been banned since its last performance in 1902, when it blew the roof out of Ackerley Town Hall.
  37. Gunhilda of Gorsemoor
    1556 - 1639
    One-eyed, hump-backed witch famous for developing a cure for Dragon Pox. When she died, everyone who knew her felt great sorrow, for she was a talented and hardworking healer.
  38. Mungo Bonham
    1560 - 1659
    Famous wizard healer. Founded Saint Mungo's Hospital for Magical Ailments and Injuries.
  39. Balfour Bane
    1566 - 1629
    Established the Committee on Experimental Charms.
  40. Archibald Alderton
    1568 - 1623
    Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake.
  41. Almerick Sawbridge
    1602 - 1699
    Famous for conquering the river troll that was terrorizing crossers of the Wye River.
  42. Elfrida Clagg
    1612 - 1687
    Chieftainess of Warlock's Council.
  43. Dymphna Furmage
    1612 - 1698
    Famously abducted by pixies while on vacation in Cornwall, she lived in mortal dread of them thereafter.
  44. Thaddeus Thurkell
    1632 - 1692
    Famous for producing seven Squib sons and turning them all into hedgehogs in disgust.
  45. Havelock Sweeting
    1634 - 1710
    Unicorn expert.
  46. Elladora Ketteridge
    1656 - 1729
    Witch who discovered the use of Gillyweed when she nearly suffocated after eating it and recovered only when she stuck her head into a bucket of water.
  47. Honoria Nutcombe
    1665 - 1743
    Founded the Society for the Reformation of Hags.
  48. Lord Stoddard Withers
    Magical Creatures Specialist
    1642 - 1769
    Breeder of flying horses. He tried to create interest in a cross between Quidditch and polo played on flying horses, but the sport never became popular.
  49. Glanmore Peakes
    1677 - 1761
    Famous slayer of the Sea Serpent of Cromer.
  50. Edgar Stroulger
    1703 - 1798
    Inventor of the Sneakoscope.
  51. Flavius Belby
    1715 - 1791
    Only wizard ever to survive a Lethifold attack.
  52. Gondoline Oliphant
    1720 - 1799
    Famous for studies of life and habits of trolls. Clubbed to death in the Cotswolds while sketching.
  53. Glover Hipworth
    1742 - 1805
    Inventor of the Pepperup Potion, cure for the common cold.
  54. Beaumont Marjoribanks
    Herbology Specialist
    1742 - 1845
    Pioneer of Herbology and collector of many rare and magical flowers, including underwater varieties. Discovered Gillyweed.
  55. Gulliver Pokeby
    1750 - 1839
    Expert on magical birds. First to identify meaning of Augurey song.
  56. Xavier Rastrick
    1750 - 1836
    Flamboyant wizard entertainer who vanished unexpectedly while tap dancing to a crowd of 300 in Painswick and was never seen again.
  57. Artemisia Lufkin
    1754 - 1825
    First witch to become Minister of Magic.
  58. Grogan Stump
    1770 - 1884
    Popular Minister of Magic, appointed in 1811.
  59. Beatrix Bloxam
    1794 - 1810
    Author of the Toadstool Tales, a series of children's books since banned because they have been found to cause nausea and vomiting.
  60. Crispin Cronk
    1795 - 1872
    Sent to Azkaban for continuing to keep sphinxes in his back garden despite repeated warnings.
  61. Alberic Grunnion
    1803 - 1882
    Inventor of the Dungbomb.
  62. Dorcas Wellbeloved
    1812 - 1904
    Founder of the Society for Distressed Witches.
  63. Laverne de Montmorency
    1823 - 1893
    Inventor of many love potions.
  64. Leopoldina Smethwyck
    1829 - 1910
    First British witch to referee a Quidditch match.
  65. Mirabella Plunkett
    1839 - unknown
    Famous for falling in love with a merman in Loch Lomond while on vacation. When her family forbade her to marry him, she transfigured herself into a haddock and was never seen again.
  66. Oswald Beamish
    1850 - 1932
    Pioneer of Goblin rights.
  67. Justus Pilliwickle
    1862 - 1953
    Celebrated head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  68. Sacharissa Tugwood
    1874 - 1966
    Pioneer of Beautifying Potions. Discovered pimple-curing properties of Bubotuber Pus. The words on her gravestone read, 'Thanks to Sacharissa Tugwood, the world is a more beautiful place.'
  69. Hesper Starkey
    1881 - 1973
    Witch who studied the use of phases of the moon in potion making.
  70. Norvel Twonk
    1888 - 1957
    Died saving a Muggle child from a runaway manticore.
  71. Roderick Plumpton
    1889 - 1987
    Seeker for England's Quidditch team. Holds British record for fastest capture of Golden Snitch during game: three and a half seconds.
  72. Cassandra Vablatsky
    1894 - 1997
    Celebrated Seer and author of Unfogging the Future.
  73. Newt Scamander
    1897 - present
    Celebrated author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He is currently studying fire slugs in the Brazilian rainforest.
  74. Adalbert Waffling
    1899 - 1981
    Famous magical theoretician. This famous thinker wrote all about magic. Every modern witch and wizard has learned from his writings.
  75. Perpetua Fancourt
    1900 - 1991
    Witch who invented the Lunascope.
  76. Roland Kegg
    1903 - present
    President of English Gobstones team.
  77. Tilly Toke
    1903 - 1991
    Gained Order of Merlin, First Class, for saving Muggle lives during the Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, when a dragon swooped down on a beach full of sunbathers.
  78. Joscelind Wadcock
    1911 - present
    Chaser for Puddlemere United Quidditch team.
  79. Derwent Shimpling
    1912 - present
    Ate an entire Venomous Tentacula for a bet and survived, though still purple. Wizards and witches everywhere love his silly sense of humor and his boldness.
  80. Jocunda Sykes
    1915 - present
    Famous for flying across the Atlantic on a broomstick - the first person to do so.
  81. Celestina Warbeck
    1917 - present
    Popular singing sorceress.
  82. Blenheim Stalk
    Muggle expert and author of many books, including Muggles Who Notice, a study of Muggle awareness of magic.
  83. Miranda Goshawk
    1921 - present
    Famous spell-book writer.
  84. Carlotta Pinkstone
    1922 - present
    Famous campaigner for lifting the International Confederation of Wizards' Statute of Secrecy and telling Muggles that wizards exist.
  85. Bertie Bott
    1935 - present
    Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans was created by him quite by mistake. His original purpose was to create tasty candies from food. He accidentally included a pair of dirty socks in his experiment!
  86. Devlin Whitehorn
    1945 - present
    Founder of the Nimbus racing broom company in 1967. He helped design Nimbus brooms, which revolutionized the game of Quidditch. An expert flyer, he is an avid Quidditch fan who enjoys watching or playing games whenever he can.
  87. Gaspard Shingleton
    1959 - present
    Celebrated inventor of the Self-Stirring Cauldron.
  88. Greta Catchlove
    1960 - present
    Author of Charm Your Own Cheese.
  89. Glenda Chittock
    1964 - present
    Popular presenter of the W.W.N. (Wizarding Wireless Network) program Witching Hour.
  90. Gwenog Jones
    Quidditch Captain
    1968 - present
    Captain and Beater of only all-female national Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies. After a game she enjoys relaxing with friends, drinking butterbeer, and listening to The Weird Sisters.
  91. Dunbar Oglethorpe
    1968 - present
    Chief of Q.U.A.B.B.L.E. (Quidditch Union for the Administration and Betterment of the British League and its Endeavors).
  92. Myron Wagtail
    1970 - present
    Lead singer of popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  93. Kirley Duke
    1971 - present
    Plays lead guitar with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  94. Donaghan Tremlett
    1972 - present
    Bass player with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters. Muggle-born, Donaghan is a big fan of the Quidditch team called the Kenmare Kestrals.
  95. Heathcote Barbary
    1974 - present
    Plays rhythm guitar with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  96. Herman Wintringham
    1974 - present
    Plays lute with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  97. Gideon Crumb
    1975 - present
    Plays bagpipes with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  98. Orsino Thruston
    1976 - present
    Plays drums with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  99. Merton Graves
    1978 - present
    Plays cello with the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.
  100. Harry Potter
    1980 - present
    "The boy who lived."
  101. Albus Dumbledore
  • Claudius Ptolemy
    85 – unknown
New for the Prisoner of Azkaban game:

Famous Wizards:

  • 10. Professor Armando Dippet
    Former Headmaster of Hogwarts, c. 1940.
  • 12. Dzou Yen
    4th Century B.C.
    Chinese Alchemist
  • 13. Falco Aesalon
    Ancient Greek
    The first recorded example of an Animagus, he could transform himself into a falcon.
  • 100. Harry Potter


  • Barberus Bragge
    Introduced the Golden Snidget into Quidditch in 1269, changing the face of the game forever.
  • ??. Edgar Cloggs
    Ghost who has been hanging around the (Hogwarts) Quidditch Pitch as long as anyone can remember. Edgar was obviously a pretty good player in his day.

Famous Vampires Cards:

  1. Sir Herbert Varney
    Short-lived (by undead standards) Victorian Vampire who preyed upon women in London during the 1880s. Was subsequently captured and killed by a special squad from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
  2. Amarillo Lestoat
    Flamboyant american vampire. Author of A Vampire's Monologue - intended to bore the reader into a stupor making him/her easier prey for vampires. 'Lestoat' is a pun on the name 'Lestat,' the main character of Anne Rice's vampire novel Interview with a Vampire.
  3. Lady Carmilla Sanguina
    Bathed in the blood of her victims to retain her youthful beauty.
  4. Blodwyn Bludd
    1923 - Unknown.
    Known as the "vampire from the Valleys". Famous for singing to his victims in a sonorous bass baritone, before bitting their necks.
  5. Count Vlad Drakul
    1390 - Unknown.
    Notorious vampire who inspired the fictional Count Dracula created by Bram Stoker. Father of Vlad the Impaler.

Famous Goblins Cards:

  1. Eargit the Ugly
    Goblin representative at 14th century summit of Wizard's Council.
  2. Alguff the Awful
    Foul-smelling globin nuisance. Well known throughout the goblin world for trying to sell vials of his sweat to a Dungbomb manufacturer.
  3. Ug the Unreliable
    Notorious goblin confidence trickster. Organized the infamous Demiguise Derby and absconded with the takings.
  4. Urg the Unclean
    Rebel leader in the 18th century goblins rebellions.
  5. Gringott
    Founder of Gringotts Wizard Bank.

Famous Hags Cards:

  1. Babayaga
    Medieval, dates unknown.
    Russian hag who dwelled in a hut that stood on giant chicken legs. Ate children for breakfast - and presumably for lunch and tea.
  2. Malodora Grymm
    Medieval, dates unknown.
    Using a beautification potion to conceal her true form, she married a king and used a charmed mirror to reinforce her self-image. Became jealous of the most beautiful girl in the land and fed her a poisoned apple.
  3. Leticia Somnolens
    Medieval, dates unknown.
    This spiteful hag was jealous of the king's daughter and caused her to prick her finger on a spindle tainted with a Draught of the Living Death. A young wizard who had smeared his lips with Wiggenweld potion kissed the princess and brought her out of her trance.
  4. Old Mother Hubbard
    Medieval, dates unknown.
    Lured stray animals into her home and starved them to death.
  5. Cordelia Misericordia
    Hag representative at 14th century summit of Wizard's Council.

Famous Giants Cards:

  1. Bran the Bloodthirsty
    Medieval, dates unknown.
    Lived in a castle on top of an enchanted Beanstalk. Apparently fond of eating bread made with ground bones and washed down with the blood of an Englishman. Was slain by a boy named Jack.
  2. Cyclops
    Ancient Greek, dates unknown.
    A one-eyed giant who lived in a cave at the foot of Mount Etna. With the help of several sheeps, was slain by the Greek hero, Odysseus.
  3. Goliath
    Biblical, dates unknown.
    Mercenary giant used by the Philistines in their war with the Israelites. Was slain by a young boy with a slingshot.
  4. Morholt
    Ancient Celtic, dates unknown.
    Gigantic brother of the King of Ireland. Wounded Tristan, the Celtic hero, with a poisoned sword when the latter tried to kill him.
  5. Hengist of Upper Barnton
    15th century.
    Giant killed by the famous giant-slayer Gifford Ollerton.


Primary editor: Lisa Waite Bunker.
Artwork copyright Mary GrandPre.
Original page date 17 February, 2001; Last page update July 8, 2012 SVA.