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Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Official Timeline

Ginny and Harry in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

After Harry Potter's School Years At Hogwarts

The core Harry Potter series concludes in 1998, but that doesn't mean the Harry Potter timeline ends there. Rowling has quite enjoyed giving details about every character's future; she's happily chatted about everything from Luna Lovegood's future love-life to Harry Potter's own future career. The last of these was finally explored in the (canon) stage-play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which saw a terrifying new threat emerge to face the wizarding world; Delphini, the previously-unsuspected daughter of Lord Voldemort himself.

  • 1998: Hermione Granger returned to Hogwarts to take her NEWTs. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley didn't bother. Hermione would initially work in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, where she championed House-Elf rights. She then moved to the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  • Date Unknown: Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley married; Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley married.
  • 2004: James Sirius Potter was born.
  • 2006: Rose Granger-Weasley was born.
  • 2006 (Approximately): Albus Severus Potter was born.
  • 2007: Harry Potter became head of the Auror Office at the Ministry of Magic.
  • 2008: Hugo Granger-Weasley and Lily Luna Potter were born.
  • Date Unknown (Believed To Be Late 2010s): Harry Potter's school-friend, Luna Lovegood, married Rolf Scamander, the grandson of Newt Scamander. This subtle detail neatly ties the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter timelines together.
  • 2017 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins: Albus Severus Potter began to attend Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. To his family's shock, he was Sorted into Slytherin, and began to build a firm friendship with Scorpius Malfoy.
  • 2019: Hermione Granger became Minister for Magic. She is the only known female Minister for Magic to date.
  • 2020 - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ends: Harry Potter became Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He led a raid that acquired a prototype Time-Turner, but it was stolen by his son, Albus, and Scorpius Malfoy, who were unwittingly being manipulated by Delphini. Delphini's true goal was to rewrite history so her father Voldemort was never defeated. She managed to travel back to 1981, where she intended to prevent Voldemort attempting to kill the baby Harry Potter; fortunately she was defeated. In a moment that is darkly poetic, Harry and his son Albus chose to watch as the Dark Lord attacked Godric's Hollow and killed Harry's parents. As painful as it was, it was also a moment of healing for both.

More: Fantastic Beasts 3: Release Date, Story Details & Every Update

Key Release Dates
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald/Fantastic Beasts 2 (2018) release date: Nov 16, 2018
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